Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Olkhon Island

I stayed two nights on this island in the middle of Lake Baikal in Siberia, enjoying pleasant walks to a beach and a forest. The highlight was probably going for a swim. The water was incredibly cold and I only stayed in it for 10 minutes but no one else was swimming and they were all very impressed that I had. I figured it was worth it just to be able to say that I have swum in Lake Baikal. I also enjoyed a 'banya', a Russian sauna and also ate smoked 'omul' a fish that is native to Baikal.

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