Thursday, December 20, 2007

Baikal #6

Housing on Olkhon island is pretty basic. Although 2005 was a leap forward as it brought electricity to the island for the first time!... But honestly, for the time i was there i didn't make too much use of it; life is around the stove!

It's funny to think that this dream like island was once for convicts sent to siberia as punishment.. although, while it appears as a dream island for a tourist like me coming in summer, the long siberian winters, cut from all form of civilisation would have been quite a punishment!..

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