And of course, there is more to Republic of Buryatia than Babushkin, so try to allow a few days to enjoy this region's sights and attractions. Bol'shoye Goloustnoye and Listvyanka are just two of the many other places worth checking out while you're in Republic of Buryatia.
Republic of Buryatia features a truly fascinating spiritual life; learn more at the area's most important churches. Many people who arrive in Republic of Buryatia enjoy the wide range of gardens and open-air exhibits here.
The vicinity of Babushkin is perfect to get outside and enjoy the invigorating embrace of winter. When the mercury drops, do as the locals do and spend the day cross-country skiing or skiing. A fun way to enjoy the great outdoors in the area around Babushkin is to sign up for a rock climbing or hiking tour.
The real spirit of a region lives not just within its mountains, but also within its words. Making the effort to practice a few everyday Russian words, sayings and salutations will make your vacation in Republic of Buryatia much more meaningful. Why not try "Xotite potancevat?" This is the Russian way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" Another interesting example is "Otkuda ty?" (Where are you from?).
When your time is up in Babushkin, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Poka!" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with special memories and photos that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.