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Snowing in Baikal

-2 °C

That was not how I had pictured Baikal, but it was even more beautiful. On Saturday temperature was almost on 30 °C. I can't understand how a bunch of snow fell on my feet when I opened the window this morning! I know that Siberia has great thermal differences, but between Winter and Summer - not from one day to the next one! Visiting Baikal with snow was more than I could ask for. I really made some nice shots.
The Circumbaikal railway is a journey I truly recommend everyone. Snowing, raining, storming - it's always beautiful.
The small village of Port Baikal is just too nice to be true - lovely landscape and very quiet, away from the noisy tourists.
The lake is immense, the water fresh and pure, thanks to some algae that filters the water. 25 % of the Earth's water is on Baikal - amazing isn't it?
I'm heading tomorrow towards Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, so a couple more nights on the train - what could be better than sleeping on track?

Posted by Billabongirl 07:42 Archived in Russia

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