Saturday, August 20, 2016
Yesterday evening at around 8:30, the entire Baikal team emerged from Customs at Logan airport and met up with family and friends, or continued to their final destinations. That concludes the 2016 Baikal course. Sincere thanks and best wishes to all the participants and to everyone who supported them on their adventure!
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Today we said a fond farewell to the beautiful city of Irkutsk. It was a day of shopping, strolling, and leave-taking. After our farewell dinner, students and instructors celebrated at the Bochka Tavern in the city center. Helena handed out "Most Likely to..." awards to all participants, and the translators (Kolya, Dima, and special guest Vitya) gave special Buryat gifts to all of us. Tomorrow we leave our hotel at 7:00 a.m. for the airport. We'll do our best to update the blog as we progress westward on a very long Friday!