Though Nikita’s is about the only accommodation option in Khuzir nothing is stinted upon to make a stay very comfortable. A little more expensive than the oh so basic city hotels the provision of three cooked meals a day more than made up for having to reach a little deeper into the pocket. Each plate brought out contained as much as we had been eating in a day.Even though we arrived well after the advertised lunch period was over the friendly staff assured us it was no problem and ushered us through into the dining hall. [read on]
Archive for the 'ferry' Category
When doing some research for our Baikal excursion this gem was found; “under Russian conditions nothing is easier than getting to Olkhon Island.” Once a price for the ride had been negotiated and the other passengers had shown up this proved accurate. For the next seven hours we watched as the scenery changed from city to industry and finally to beautiful taiga countryside.
There is a paradox in Siberia that nature is so overwhelming and extensive that the industry using these resources is very dirty. As though to make itself known in a setting that would otherwise be uninterested. A particularly striking image was an actual river of smoke from a single factory. Perfectly clear sky marred by a brown line twisting away to where the blue was met by the grassland. [read on]