Is there a place to leave luggage at the Museum for a few hours?
I am travelling from Beijing to Moscow via UlaanBaatar to see family in Moscow for New Years.
However it is my Birthday around the time I will be in Irkutsk, my question is- whilst it's not a milestone birthday and I will be on my own, is there a decent bar scene, so I can live a few glasses to myself! Not really that bothered about birthdays, but as I'm travelling I thought doing something in Baikal in the day and staying somewhere nice on the evening would be as good as spending it slugging another night out on the train...
Any ideas or suggestions most welcome.. Oh I am a 36 yr old British male btw.
I'm getting the train across to Ulan Bator, and get into Urkutsk at 2.32am. I only have that day and the next day there, before getting the train on. (Don't ask... visa mess up).
Can anyone give me advice on what to do - is there somewhere I should stay in Irkutsk at that time cheaply for a few hours? Or is there a way to make my way directly to Listvyanka... and any recommendations on where to stay?
Thank you so much. It probably looks like I'm being lazy. But I've done lots of looking into this and figure I can work something out. But given my limited time, it seemed wisest to ask the experts for a recommendation!
Are/Is there any direct flight from Irkutsk to Beijing? if any, what is the airline? thanks
We are traveling on the Trans Siberian and will spend 3 days in Listvyanka.
We would love to do some fishing there. My friend and myself are traveling with our wives who have no interest in fishing so we will have very limited time.
Does any one know of and half or one day fishing tours or a fishing guide we could hire for a day.
We arrive there on 13th of august 2011 in their summer.
Would love to go home to Australia having caught a fish in Siberia. This is the only chance for this to happen.
Regards Ray Broughton
Do you know any online shopping site or any shop/company in Russia that I can order smoked omul. This is the best fish I ever tasted. I could not find any VT member in Listvyanka and also the VT members in Irkutsk seem inactive.
Appreciate any help.
My boyfriend and I will do a trip to Russia in May (as part of a longer trip with the Transsib). We have booked a homestay in a Russian family located in Listvianka at Lake Baikal via a travel agency.
We are now wondering what the place Listvianka is like? Are there any shops to buy food, souvenirs etc.? Is there maybe even a bike rental? Are there local tour operators that arrange day tours, like walking tours or something similar?
Plus: What kind of gifts should we bring with us from Germany for the guest family?
Thank you for your answers in advance!
does somebody know if there is a ferry boat or some " water transport " that goes from the island of ostrov ol'khon to Ust- Barguzin in agoust?
thank you a lot
I'll be in Irkutsk for a week near the end of April. I was wondering what I should see while I'm there. I have some business for a couple of days, and will be free other days. I'd like to see Baikal while I'm there, and have a night or two out. Suggestions?
Is there any Indian restaurant in Irkutsk? Google search is silent.
has anyone heard of the town of elabuda?
Can anyone tell me about the temperature/weather situation in the beginning of september?
Is it possible to get from Irkutsk to the north end of the lake and back
at that time of year in 3-4 days?
Any other suggestions for things to do that includes seeing the lake in 3-4 days??
I am planing sleep 1-2 night on Bajkal lake 12-13.07.2008
I am looking a chaep sleep. Anyone could recomende something me? What city on Bajkal lake ? and on the other hand I am looking realy cheap sleep in Irkuck ?
Is there an American Consulate/Embassy in Irkuts? If there is not, what is the closest location where people from Irkutsk get their USA visas? Thank you
Does anyone know where I can get a visa support letter/invitation from anywhere in Irkutsk or Ulan Ude?
I am visiting Irkutsk in October and would like to use a homestay while there. I have read that there are plenty of people waiting at the train station advertising homestays on signs and I don't need to try and book one in advance. Is this correct?
Hello. My girlfriend & I are planning to spend a couple of months in Russia basing ourselves in Irkutsk. I am looking for some general information about living costs, but especially renting a small apartment( as I hope this will cut the costs abit) & the possibility of teaching english to keep the bank balance from collapsing. I am from the UK & my girlfriend is Slovak( & speaks Russian, a big help)....we'd also like to get in touch with anyone living in Irkutsk, especially Russian, as it's always helpful to have friends. Thanks to all who reply. Andy
My husband and I are moving to Irkutsk and are interested in knowing about the cost of living in Irkutsk and surrounding area. We have lived for about 7 years in Russian towns, so we do not want to live like tourists. Our goal is to blend and live more or less like the locals. Any info on the range of rent costs or costs for buying property there would be appreciated. Thanks for your replies in advance.
HI, My partner and I will be stopping at Lake Baikal and were wondering how long to stay there, we are outdorrs type people with all our own camping gear is there neough to do to stay for a week or more? Is it a relaxing place etc?
I am travellling with my partner on the Transiberain railway and will be stopping at lake Baial. As we need to buy the train tickets upfront with dates we need to decide how long to stay at each place. We like the outdoors and have all our own camping gear with us. How long could you spend at Lake Baikal before you get bored? Is a week enough, or could you do more? Is there plenty to do and explore? And are you allowed to camp?
I will be in Irkutsk on May 19 2007. Does anyone know of a good bar that will show the English FA Cup Final on TV?
Also if there are any fans of Zvezda Irkutsk on this site please feel free to contact me.
Hello to all, again. I am now trying to find prices for some of the hotels everyone has so graciously recommended. I have tried to book a hotel online, but I have not had any success. Can anyone make a recommendation. I have been told to expect to spend200.00 a night, does that sound correct?
Hello all and thank you in advance to those who reply. I will be traveling to Irkutsk in November to meet a dear friend. I am somewhat concerned about neo-nazi activity and I am trying to determine the safest place to stay (a hotel) and the best way to get around town without using public transportation. From what I have been able to learn from reading news reports and other sources, neo-nazi activity seems to be confined to areas that are less than desirable -- is that true? Are there any car services in Irkutsk that I could arrange in advance? Is there an office of the American Embassy in Irkutsk? All replies will be greatly appreciated.
Does anyone know the Parus Travel Agency in Irkutsk and have you had any dealings with them?
According to what I have read on VT, it seems that 1) visiting Baikal lake is a must; 2)it's a good idea going off the beaten path and visiting the most "unexplored" parts of it. That's why I was considering the option of getting a car in Irkutsk or Listvyanka for a couple of days. Does anybody know where I can do it? Or, are there alternatives like hiring a guide or a taxi driver?
Thank you in advance!
Hi, I get into to Irkutsk about 10am by train and want to travel to Khuzir on the same day in September. I'm in a group of 6 people. This seems to be too late for us to take the bus but I've read that we can take a minibus there. Can I book this in advance. Or would I be able to find a minibus on the day I arrive?
Thanks for any help.
Can anyone please tell me if their are any tourist apartments for rent in Irkutsk?
Does anyone knows the name of the hotel right near Irkutsk airport, and if possible their phone#?
As a part of our trip with the Trans-mongolian, we`re going to stay in Listvyanka, near Lake Baikal, for a few days. As we travel on a quite low budget, I`m wondering if someone knows about some cheap places to stay there?
Also heard a tiny bit about homestays, how does that work, and is it worth the money?
Does anybody know that if I can apply for Mogolia visa at Mongolia consulate at Irkutsk?
I've read related infomation on LP, just wanna make sure.
Thanks for your replay in advance!!