We called the village we stayed in Dogville because you rarely saw any people but could hear and see many many dogs running around. It was strange at first. Nikita's guest house reminded of a hobbit village with its architecture but was a really nice place to stay at. Mainly because of Nikita himself. Nikita Bencharov is a former table tennis champion who moved to Olkhon many years ago after falling in love with the place. What I like about him is the work he does: he helps the local people, especially the kids whom he motivates to study well by for example awarding them with trips abroad. Most of the money he gets from the business goes to helping others. So if you ever go to Olkhon, I can highly recommend this place for its warm and homely feeling!

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