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…