My home stay and a wander in Irkutsk

Well, I managed not to turn up drunk at my home stay!  I was greeted by my host Tamara, who had made a nice meal for me. 

Tamara in her kitchen where I had many a pile of pancakes, plates of pasta and meats, and slice after slice of homemade apple pie!  Suffice to say, the belly has taken a hit this week and I need to get back in trim.  A week back at work would have done it, a little far away though from South Wonston!

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I spent a day wandering in Irkutsk, there are some truly beautiful old buildings, really old and run down, but I love buildings like this, they ooze character, more so than the main centre which is predominantly new buildings which have been made to look old, not quite the same!

A few pics from my wanderings

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Monument to the seals!

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3 thoughts on “My home stay and a wander in Irkutsk”

  1. I love the intricate carving to these beautiful old houses, stuff that has no function other than to look gorgeous!
    your land lady looked very nice, the kind that would have you as big as her if you stayed a month! very contented!
    daddykins x x x x x

  2. Hi have had issues with my web connection but I!m back on line now so catching up. Wow just love those old buildings,a lick of paint would ruin them. Hope you are ok. Looking forward to seeing what you have been upto. Hugs Georgie x

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