Olkhon Island is located in Lake Baikal and has about 1,500 inhabitants. It is a popular getaway for both Russians as well as adventurous travellers.
From the Olkhon Island Travel Guide
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Nikita's Homestead is more than incredible. We were used to spending the past few weeks in dorms and we were excited about having our own rooms. The free banya was amazing, despite the lack of running water on the island I think we washed more there than anywere else. The food is delicious and always enormous amounts of it. ... more
Melancholy at leaving our Siberian island
Olkhon Island – Irkutsk, Russia With bags stacked on the roof and a minibus largely consisting ...
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