Bucket List: Lake Baikal in Winter
One of my stranger preferences when it comes to travel is the favour I tend to show towards colder climes. However, this item on my bucket list probably takes the cake: I want to visit Lake Baikal in the winter.
Ever since reading about Hubert Kriegel‘s crossing of Lake Baikal in the winter, during his no-end-in-sight round-the-world trip on his Ural motorcycle, I have been fascinated by the idea of at least visiting the area. Lake Baikal is one of the deepest lakes in the world, and in the winter it completely ices over. Irkutsk, the nearest city, is considered to be one of the coldest cities on earth. As someone who likes challenges and furry hats, how can I resist?
[Photo credit: Fedor Stroganov]