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    What to do after 9 months of Irkutsk?

    Anybody know of good English speaking foreign restaurants, French, Thai, Indian or something like that?
    What do other Expats get up to here? Im bored out of my mind!

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    Well, for me it was no need to speak English there, but I heard Eng conversation between client and waiter in Listvyanka, 70 km from Irkutsk, Baikal West coast, restaurant of Mayak hotel (biggest hotel there). The same was in touristic bureau, just opposite of the hotel. Some foreign touristic groups had lunch in my hotel, Krestovaya Pad' (also in Listvyanka).
    Also, you can look around and find some foreigners at KBZhD excursion shuttle train departure at Irkutsk railway station, see schedule here:
    http://www.krugobaikalka.ru/price/express.php

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    Yes I know the Mayak Hotel, very good restaurant..
    problem is I have no transport. So it's a bit difficult getting there. I was thinking of places in Irkutsk that don't serve everything with huge lumps of meat in it!

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    There are buses and marshrutki going there from Irkutsk, as same as taxi.
    http://www.listvyankacity.ru/catalog...7354listvynka/ - marshrutki go 8:00 to 20:00, 150 rub, no schedule, just fill seats and go.

    http://www.listvyankacity.ru/catalog...6767316tvynka/ - buses on schedule, 100 rub
    Taxi will cost around 1000 rub I think.

    Siberia is meat place. If you want more seafood, proceed to Vladivostok.
    Vegetarian cuisine in Irkutsk exists though:
    http://vkusno.e-irkutsk.ru/rest/kitchen/22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandX View Post
    Anybody know of good English speaking foreign restaurants, French, Thai, Indian or something like that?
    What do other Expats get up to here? Im bored out of my mind!
    Why (in the first place) you need 'good English speaking' restaurant? If cuisine is good, why bother about linguistics?
    French, Thai or Indian? No preference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alouette View Post
    Why (in the first place) you need 'good English speaking' restaurant? If cuisine is good, why bother about linguistics?
    French, Thai or Indian? No preference?

    I've stayed in the Mayak (before renamed) and didn't hear any English spoken; but then, "English" got to be somewhat problematic once you crossed over the Urals obelisk.
    http://welcome-ural.ru/tours/129/

    For me, Irkutsk/Baikal is the best region in Russia.






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    Quote Originally Posted by robertmf View Post
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    I've stayed in the Mayak (before renamed) and didn't hear any English spoken; but then, "English" got to be somewhat problematic once you crossed over the Urals obelisk.
    Sounds very authentic. And appealing

    For me, Irkutsk/Baikal is the best region in Russia.
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    The Baikal is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alouette View Post
    Sounds very authentic. And appealing

    For me, Irkutsk/Baikal is the best region in Russia.


    The Baikal is awesome!
    Yea !! Very beautiful & scenic.

    Did you go swimming i did 4C very briefly lol


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