UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal holds a special place in the Russian psyche. Described as the 'Pearl of Siberia', Lake Baikal is not only the largest fresh water lake in the world, but with a low point of over 1600m’s, it is also the deepest. It also contains contains around 20% of the world’s unfrozen water and has the same surface area as Belgium! Click through to read all about this pristine paradise, and if you're thinking of visiting, we have plenty of practical questions to help you out.
Oh and if you're wondering about the picture, the tale goes that if you choose to walk to the left, your first child will be a girl and if you walk to the right, it will be a boy. Or was it the other way around...?
EMMA & PETE
We're just two Aussie's who met in London, married in Prague and travelled overland back to Australia.