They say that your life extends with a year if you dip your hands into Lake Baikal and if you dive in your life extends with 25 years. We were there in June/July and as the lake is really deep and huge, the water was COLD, summer or not. We started with hands but when we found ourselves staying with a couple who had a slide into the lake we didn’t hesitate and just slid in! There was really no choice if you would get your hair wet or not.. So we did manage to score that 25 years!
It was such a different sort of an experience being at Lake Baikal and Turka. It was a different world over there. Just walking in the little town it was like we went back in time.