going from steppe to taiga to farmland to industrial wasteland to city. We stopped in places like Ulan Ude, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Yekaterinburg (where Russia's last emperor, Nicholas II, and his family were executed in 1918). English speakers
northernmost region, at the border with Russia, and shares a similar ecosystem and type of natural beauty with nearby Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia. We spent days hiking through pristine larch and pine forests to visit the Tsaatan, the legendary
world at more than 400 miles north to south. Plunging 4,000 feet, it is the world's second-deepest, behind only Lake Baikal in Russia. With its brilliant blue waters set off by the looming mountains of the African Rift, all that breaks the tranquility
totaling more than 4,000 square feet. Irkutsk, which has about 600,000 people, is located about 40 miles from Lake Baikal , the world’s largest freshwater lake. Marriott International has 14 hotels in Russia, including eight in Moscow
those seeking a year filled with amorous adventures. The obvious question is, "How would anyone know?" Russia's Lake Baikal , referred to as "The Pearl of Siberia," is the deepest lake in the world, plunging to a depth of 5,314 feet
largest, the Arabian desert, is less than one-third its size. " The largest lake is the Caspian Sea. The deepest is Lake Baikal in Russia. The second-deepest is Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. " If you enjoy a dry heat, you might want to
Express through Mongolia to Siberia with a stop at an aristocratic mansion in Irkutsk, a ride on a hydrofoil on nearby Lake Baikal to Listvanka village and a visit to the Gobi Desert and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The price is $3,998.
Rome and I did not. It helped my mood that my swimsuit was in the carry-on. In Siberia, my tour bus left for a Lake Baikal outing. I had fallen asleep after a night flight from Moscow. The guide assumed I was not going because I did not