Siberia is far away! We flew from Salt Lake City – Amsterdam – Moscow – Irkutsk, and then took multiple busses and an air pillow (hover boat made to drive on ice) to reach our final destination: Olkhon Island, in the middle of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.
Truly, Lake Baikal didn’t disappoint. We spent most of our time driving around on the surface of the lake with local drivers, looking at frozen bubbles, exploring ice caves, hanging with local ice fishermen, and marveling at giant rocky island cliffs.
Humans yearn for connection--
we all want to be loved.
The private drivers we had on the lake (arranged by Yulya) were also just the sweetest: Oleg & Evgeniy were unbelievably patient with us as we ran back and forth between the warm car & the frozen wild, attempting to fly our drone and take amazing photos without getting frostbite. They made us fish stew and we laughed and had drinks.
Deep deep down, we are really