Hello! My name is Andy P. Jung. I was born in Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China (not to be confused with that repressive Communist People's Republic of China). My parents and I immigrated to the United States just before I turned 7 in 1978 but we left my infant sister Wendy temporarily behind to be raised by my paternal grandmother, her son (my dad's younger brother) and his wife. My dad went back to Taiwan 3 months later so it was just my mother and I so we waited an agonizing 14 months before Wendy finally came to the US in 1979. It should have been sooner so I missed seeing her learn how to walk and take her first steps thanks to the US Government switching recognition and changing their official embassy from Taipei to Beijing. We settled in Lafayette, Louisiana for 9 years before moving to Metairie (New Orleans suburb) in 1987 where I've been residing ever since. I still occasionally go back to Lafayette to visit especially whenever The Chee-Weez perform at The Keg or NiteTown. If I could only just get them to perform in Taiwan!
June 25 Mon Meet up in DME. Move to SVO.
June 26 Tue SVO - IKT 08:25 - 19:05. Rent-a-car. Check in at a hotel.
June 27 Wed Tour Ust-Ordynsky Buddhist enclave to see Buddhist facilities and Irkutsk. Irkutsk - Listvyanka.
June 28 Thu. Listvyanka. Embark the boat. Sail in Baikal.
Night in a quiet harbor. On-board banya, diving in Baikal for cooling.
June 29 Fri Return to Listvyanka around noon. Disembark the boat. Listvyanka - Ulan-Ude. Via the village of Posolskoe on the east side of Lake Baikal. There is a monastery there right on the shore. 550 km. Late arrival.
June 30 Sat