Mountain stream near Arshan

Author: Dimitry Paranyushkin (on 21 Aug 2009)


Celine is swimming in a mountain stream near Arshan. Arshan is a village at the beginning of Sayan mountains, about 3 hours by bus from Irkutsk (or 1.5 from Slyudyanka). It is a great place and quite popular among Russian tourists, because of the spa and sanatorium. There are also a lot of activities there, like rafting, trekking, ascends, or just walking around, and camping (what we did). The water was crazy cold, but it was an extraordinary feeling to swim there. In fact, I asked Celine to swim as if she's enjoying it, but it's too cold, you just dip in and dip out.


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