Being a tourist can be fun; you're exploring new places, you get to stay in a nice hotel and eat out a lot, you're not working and you can let your hair down. Did you ever stop to think about the people that live in these tourist destinations? It's not always easy for us, and the locals will sometimes resent the tourists for making everyday life so difficult.
Visit the largest island in the world's deepest and oldest lake.
If you only have a short time in Irkutsk, make sure you see Lake Baikal by riding the Circumbaikal Railway!
Hiking in the most popular national park in Russia.