Two Finns on Baikal lake

We had the pleasure of spending a few days in beautiful Listvyanka in July 2011. We hiked one day through stunning Siberian scenery and spent the night on a lake side camp near Balshye Koty. Good food and hot banya at the end made the day just perfect. The next morning we jumped into a kayak and paddled our way back to Listvyanka. The weather was perfect and we made it back almost without the help of the engine. Many thanks to our expert guide Natalia. She really knows a lot about the Baikal nature and also speaks very good english. Baikal is a magical place and we had a great time those few days we spent there. I think we have to come back some winter for that husky ride. 
Jani and Piia
Helsinki, Finland

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