Focuses on east Baikal, offering various ice and fishing adventures, a horse-sledge trip, seal watching, rafting in the Barguzin Valley...
English-speaking Denis runs the city’s best hostel as well as fun-packed walking tours of UU and many other Buryatiya-wide trips.
Ulan-Ude’s main square is entirely dominated by the world’s largest Lenin head (where are all the others with which it competes?), which...
Capping off the Mergen Bator hotel, this bar probably offers the best views of any in Russia, the entire Buryat capital and the...
Another (cheaper) supermarket on the way to the train station from the city centre – handy for buying supplies for long Trans-Sib...
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Cute basement restaurant with a rural peasant theme (think rag-rug seat covers, spinning wheels and upside-down pots on rickety fences). The menu has a firmly Ukrainian bent, heavy with salo (pork fat), vareniki (sweet dumplings), holubtsi (meat-filled cabbage rolls) and zapekanka (cheese cake) but there’s plenty of Russian fare in there, too. Filling and tasty lunch menu (R120 to R200).