Photo Mug . Lake Baikal, at the start of the Angara River, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia, 1980s. Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in Asia and the deepest lake in the world. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Ge...
AdvantagesUnusual geological formations and beautiful scenery
DisadvantagesSmelly and lots of alkali flies
DisadvantagesNot many 'villages' and few places to stop on the scenic drive
AdvantagesBeing invited to visit authentic local people
DisadvantagesOur visits could spoil the Lake for the local people in time