|Besides being an accomplished biologist, our host Luba is a great cook.
She's stuffed us with traditional Russian dishes like golubsty, cabbage
or rubarb leaves filled with meat, borshch, beetroot with vegetables and
meat, pelmini, Siberian-style meat dumplings, and solyanka, thick meat
soup with salted cucumbers and a lemon slice. Russians love meat dishes
and Luba was certainly relieved to discover we weren't vegetarians. After
a belly-busting breakfast of crepes and oven fresh biscuits, we explored
another neighboring village, Port Baikal. There we saw nothing besides
small wood cabins and friendly fisherman on shore who invited us for a
picnic lunch of more meat (even the fisherman are eating meat!).