Yesterday it rained all day while I made my way back to Irkutsk by bus after bidding Nuttapol, the Phd student from Thailand who also hiked part of the Grand Baikal Trail and stayed at the Belka Hostel.
Today was Irkutsk Day so they had a parade down on the street of our hostel beginning at 2PM that went on for 2 hours. It was really a peoples' and company parade with most people dressed up in some sort of cosplay type outfits except for the Hare Krishnas who wore their normal attaire. They were one of the favorites since they handed out macaroon balls which some people ended up tossing on the ground. They were good though.
One of my favorites were the blue smurfs on rollerblades. The crowd seemed to like them as well.
What does the fox say-------
And the mimes say nothing-----
Here is the Irkutsk Rail station I will be heading to soon.