Here is another character worth knowing if you are interested in doing the Trans-Siberian, with a big and active stop at Lake Baikal. Presenting Jack Sheremetoff. He’s been at it at least since 1995, when I met him. A rare example of survival in this environment that has uncomfortably much in common with a meat grinder. I haven’t spoken with Jack for years but judging from his Baikaler Hostel site he managed to preserve energy and good cheer.