oldest, deepest and largest

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FRESHWATER LAKE IN THE WORLD
12/08/2015

LAKE BAIKAL



located in the southern part of eastern Siberia
20 million–25 million years old
maximum depth of 1,620 metres
containing about one-fifth of the fresh water on Earth’s surface
more than 330 rivers and streams flow into


We got out of the train and it feels like the floor is still shaking. We got picked up by our Honcho (what ever this word means) in Irkutsk, a town near by the lake Baikal. We drove (like crazy) the hilly roads to this lovely place.
Somewhere, really quiet and close to the lake. It’s peaceful here.

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The lake is so large that you got the impression it’s an open sea. We did a 5 hours hiking from the guesthouse to the lake. Walking in the nature was the best thing to do today, after 5 days on the train. Sound of birds and the silence of the nature is so restful.

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It cleans up your mind and now laying here in the sun, some steps away from the water, with the sound of the waves, I almost fall asleep.IMG_5026
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Yesterday, you couldn’t define the horizon. It all shaded from grey water to grey sky. And somewhere, out there, a boat appeared out of nowhere.

 

 

 

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There is this smell in the air. It’s burning somewhere. All the time, around the lake.

 

 

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