Regional Characteristics

The first chapters of a travellers guide normally include geography, history and climate of the country, highlights that you have to see and do as well as characteristics of its inhabitants. You will get answers on questions like: What kind of country is it that I want to visit, what will I have to face, whereupon may I look forward to and how do I need to prepare myself? One consumes several guides weeks before actually planning, others start reading when travelling on bord of the transib or when lying in the tent on a rainy day.
Since our primary aim is to provide the user with information that are hard to find elsewhere, this part will fill slowly, but (hopefully) steadily and will probably never be complete. Further it will reflect rather subjective experiences. That’s because we do not want to replace the classical travel guide, but supplement it.
In that manner this part is firstly a pool with additional information which may not directly help you with planning your trip, but may give you one or the other hint and take you a step closer to this beautiful country.

Social Commitment in Irkutsk!

A social pedagogue founded a scout group in Shelekhov with the aim to support children and young people from weak social and often disordered family environment in order to show them a new path and sense of life.[more]

Flora at the Lake Baikal

To describe the flora at the Lake Baikal is as easy as catching an Omule by hand. [more]

Siberia's Geography

Siberia spans the area from the Ural mountain range in the West to the Pacific island of Sakhalin north of Japan and to the far eastern peninsula of Kamchatka, which is bordering the Bering Sea. [more]

Climate information

Air and water temperatures, sunshine duration and rainfall vary extremly between different places on Lake Baikal. [more]

Culinary delights

Pelmeni and vodka are sufficiently known - but what other kinds of culinary secrets are waiting to be discovered? [more]

Sibirian fairy tales

Telling about the old father Baikal and his daughters, about catty brooms and mysterious swans... [more]


Vodka, Vodka, Vodka aaaaaand carvings made from Birch bark: our private list of typically siberian souvenirs. [more]


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30 Jan 2006

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