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!
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
Monument to the seals!