Irkutsk - Lake Baikal Vacations
If you feel the need to broaden your horizons beyond Irkutsk - Lake Baikal, you'll find that Irkutsk Oblast is home to a number of attractions waiting to be explored. Two examples of places within a relatively short distance of Irkutsk - Lake Baikal are Zama, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east, and Goryachinsk, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north.
Travelers who arrive in Irkutsk Oblast enjoy the gardens, open-air museums and open-air exhibits dotted throughout the region. The best places for travelers to visit when they discover a new town are the spots that provide a window into the culture. Make a trip to Irkutsk Oblast's history museums, art museums and art galleries.
The Irkutsk Oblast area offers travelers plenty of laid-back activities, such as camping and shore fishing. Get outdoors and get amongst the adventures in Irkutsk Oblast. Have a go at hiking or give ice skating a spin.
Language is the simplest way to understand the place you are travelling so why not equip yourself with a handful of common Russian words and phrases before you leave. An example of a hand local sentence is "Xotite potancevat?" (Would you like to dance with me?). "Where are you from?" is also useful, so try pronouncing "Otkuda ty?"
You'll hate to bid "Poka!" (farewell) to this appealing part of the world.