It is raining today. We decided to learn from our mistakes and not go biking and camping in the rain again. So we extended the reservation at the hotel and will take it easy today.
I am sure our dear readers have noticed that we are not making progress very fast. 🙂 Jerome figured out a back up plan, which is to put our bikes on the trans-Siberian railway in Irkutsk. We are not completely sure where it will take us yet, probably to Moscow. In any case it should let us recover the lost time, and it should be an experience in itself.
I am in touch over Facebook with Rostislav in Irkutsk, a couch surfer and very kind employee of the Russian railways, who I hope will help us execute this plan.
Update: Of course as soon as I extended our hotel reservation by a day, the rain stopped. The weather is clearly playing games with us.
We went for some sightseeing again, and changed more money. I also got some locally made ear rings for my wife. They are in this retro style that she is fond of, except here it does not count as retro, its what people still wear. The storekeeper told me they have a kind of Nephryte that can only be found in Buryatia. I hope she will like them.
I also made this video for my son, I hope he likes it:
Here are some more pictures from the sight seeing: