Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Listvyanka

For those of us in the northern hemisphere these photos will get us in a wintry mood, if we are not already snowed in.

Listvyanka

Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal is one of the coldest places on earth in winter.

Listvyanka

Located 60km south east of Irkutsk, Listvyanka is the most popular spot for viewing Lake Baikal.

Listvyanka

To reach Listvyanka from Irkutsk take a taxi (1 hour), bus (90 minutes) or boat (1 hour) down the Angara River.

Activities in Listvyanka include hiking, mountain-biking and horse riding in summer; snow sauna and dog-sledging in winter. Numerous hotels cater for tourists.

Images © Daniel Allen