Southern Namibia tour

A delicious Lydia-breakfast later (see previous post) and I was clambering aboard a 14-seater safari truck with 13 strangers, to commence a three-day tour of Southern Namibia. Throughout the morning’s drive I worked on familiarising myself with names and back-stories: Brazilians x3: all living in Sao Paulo Canadians x3: a couple from Vancouver and a…

The rest of Listvyanka and Irkutsk

The day after or quad-biking shenanigans, our itinerary promised a 5-hour hike near Lake Baikal. Fuelled with Russian porridge and dressed to withstand both the weather and the attacks of ticks (it was the height of their active season) we awaited the arrival of our guide. Dimitri, part-time personal trainer, part-time tourist guide, spoke only…