4 Life At Lake Baikal

Life At Lake Baikal

Posted on August 22, 2014 by team

What kind of life is there on the Buryat shore of lake Baikal? Small villages, wooden houses, boats and sledges waiting for winter time. Talkative and friendly people who never hurry and who can handle fishing tackle much better than cellphones or computers. Most of them are Russian. How do they make their living? By hunting, fishing, logging, selling stuff to tourists and renting houses to them.

The lives of people who live close to the lake and of those who live in Transbaikal, in valleys and taiga villages are pretty much different from each other. Life at the lake seems to be somehow richer.

A fishing net is everything for them.

Prepare sledges in advance…

Many villages here have only one street.

Modern technologies have reached this remote place, too. Well, it’s always sunny here so solar power make sense.


It’s a place of contrasts, indeed.

Local club.

Children…they may convert the dullest place into a bright one.

Hammer is good for any repair!

This one, with big eyes, does not need repair anymore…

Parking zone…

Local entertainment.

Wood is much cheaper than bricks and other materials…

But some people do not even have a wooden house…

“Furniture paradise”, the store. Local IKEA, so to say…

The mattress has gotten tired…

“House for rent”. The village may seem poor but the prices here are rather high for everything.

Another club. In fact, houses made from anything but wood can be seldom seen here.

Baikal view.


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4 Responses to “Life At Lake Baikal”

  1. Erik Johnson says:

    Thank You for the look and the comments ….
    super !

  2. Mister Twister says:

    Holy shish, that is the exact model of bicycle I used to have!

  3. tsapai says:

    For single cell unit, no need for more.

  4. Gregabob says:

    The engine on the tire in the first pic on page 4 is a Detroit Diesel–wonder how it got there?

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