Our last stop in Russia before heading to Mongolia was the jaw dropping Lake Baikal. Out of all the places we visited in Russia, Lake Baikal was our favourite. It’s the world’s deepest lake holding a fifth of the world’s fresh water and is just under 700 km long.
In the vlog below we had just arrived at our homestay on Olkhon Island. It was a long journey and we were quite tired but as soon as we saw the view our tiredness went. In fact just after recording this video we went off exploring.
Readers, if you ever take the trans Siberian railway, please get off in Siberia to visit Lake Baikal. It is one of the wonders of the world and for me it’s up there with The Grand Canyon for sheer spectacle.
Lake Baikal Vlog