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.
Just like Iceland's Golden Circle or India's Golden Triangle, Russia's Golden Ring shouldn't be missed.
Spend at least three days here visiting the famous Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, the Moscow Kremlin and the world's most beautiful metro!
Spend at least three days exploring the "Venice of the North" and get your fill of Russian Orthodox cathedrals, churches and convents!