We arrived in Irkutsk after spending four nights and five days on a train. I enjoyed the trip but one thing I did enjoy about getting to our accommodation was a shower! But having a few others straight out of the train too we did have to settle in a little queue. After that well deserved shower we walked the streets of Irkutsk, passing markets with pine “gum” (the most memorable product as hadn’t seen that before) and being entertained by wedding photo sessions with the most innovative and a little curios posing. It was a beautiful summer day (even though it is AGAIN cloudy in the picture) and funnily it was snowing. Not the traditional snow but the fluff from trees gave a similar conception.