Whichever way you look at it, Vladivostok in far eastern Russia is off the beaten track. However, this is the one of the country’s main tourist destinations. Previously a closed city for military reasons, the city is attracting more and more tourists, particularly those who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway. Independent travel to the …
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!