Irkutsk is a bustling city with great history and engaging architecture. But dare venture outside the centre and you will get lost in a maze of identical, randomly numbered blocks.
Seven days. This is how long you need to drive from Khabarovsk to Lake Baikal. 3000km of farmland, open savanna plains and mountainous taiga forest.
Short travel notes from our journey camping in the Russian wilderness on the road between Irkutsk and Novossibirsk.