Taka Koike is a photographer, and he took his G-Class on a westward tour from the eastern tip of Russia. The tour had begun as a straightforward journey to the west, but with increasing travel fever and inspired by the capabilities of his Gena, he gradually extended it into a unique adventure on three continents. And without making any extensive plans. 'My friends told me I was completely mad,' says Taka Koike with a grin, 'they said I would be robbed three times and murdered twice.' Well, he is still alive to report on his amazing experiences by Lake Baikal, in the Altai region and in Kizhi Pogost.