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TLC on Olkhon Island

On arrival at my Irkutsk hostel early evening, I had two ‘arrival beer’s (a travel custom shared with a certain absent someone) and, despite my original vague intentions, succumbed to the tourist conveyor belt vortex that is Olkhon Island. Yes, … Continue reading

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Caviar for Breakfast – Luxury in Third Class

I looked at Elena and she looked at me. There was a kind of ‘ok, this will work’ moment between us. Within an hour, my new train buddy (a student on a five day trip back to Uni) was loading … Continue reading

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