Going back to Baikal after (what will be) 18 years.

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This is me on Olkhon in the Summer of 1995.

me&chlebYes, I know the glasses are pretty funny. I am posting this because I have been seriously pondering heading back to my favorite place on the planet this summer. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t the first time I have thought of this. In fact, I do think of this *everyday*. Everyday for the last oh,  18 years or so, give or take a few days.  It has been pretty much a constant presence in my thought stream for ALL these years. I promised myself I would go back every summer after that one in 1995. So, what happened?

Yes, this is something to wonder….

Cleaning up all the garbage…

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Please check out this fine organization- Let’s Do It: Save Baikal!-working to clean up all the garbage at Lake Baikal. In addition to cleaning up all the discarded trash at the most beautiful place in the world, they are working hard to create and establish systems to deal with all the garbage long term. This makes sense of course, because there will always be trash and it will always need to be dealt with in the best possible way. Smart solutions from smart people. Now, can someone please explain to me how people can just toss their trash about like that? Ugh, I’ll never understand that. That’s another post for another day. In the meantime, go to their website and support them- they are making a difference!