.. Then to another, maybe more exiting part of our trip.
After Rostov and Taganrog we had to say goodbye to Monica and Wojtek. They traveled to Ukraine because their visa expired. We, others, continued our trip to the Krasnodar. This city was also little smaller with population less than million people. Trip went fast, 3 hours by elektritska. Time was spent playing Svintus:
Voittoja sateli koko matkan(suomeksi ettei ne ymmärrä) !
We arrived to Krasnodar. First thing we needed to do, was to find place with WiFi and buy the tickets back to Moscow. First two places that we tried, didn’t had it. We were kind of desperate to find it, because we needed to contact our couch_surfing_host. So we tried this really nice looking place called Espanola and tried to go in. First step: “Do you have WiFi?” “Yes” Great – Second step “Maladoi chelovek, dres coud”. So no, we didn’t get into a fancy restaurant with shorts and backpack, wonder why 😀
We found Wifi and our host, which was a little older guy from Britain. He had lived in Russia six years already. There was some problems with the tickets back and we had to take tickets for Monday morning 04:00 am.
Anyways, Krasnodar was the coolest town for me. The main street was full of people, music was playing all the time, trees were really filling the streets. For me it seemed that there is also very active nightlife. There was these small outdoor clubs and bars by the river also, really liked those.
The music that was playing on the streets was actually dance music 😀
These boulevards were just amazing. It’s not a surprise that Russians like to “guljat” (= “kuljailla/ulkoilla” = walk outdoors). It’s really common in here to just take walks and spend time in the parks.
Then we(girls) navigated to the riverside and we had some traditional(?) beer which was bottles in these 1,5 liter bottles.
Next place to visit was Mezmaj, which was a village in the middle of mountains. First we had to travel from Krasnodar to Majkop by train and from Majkop we took a very traditional Russian taxi to a place near Mezmaj.
After moving with taxi we had to travel through canyons to get to the village. There was this Russian info board which said “6km”, but we walked like 3 hours so I’m pretty sure it was a lot more. I didn’t mind though, coz the view was awesome.
We could have taken the train but decided to walk. Train would have taken us about five first kilometers, after that the rails were under some kind of a construction.
When we got to the village it felt like going back a couple of years. Houses looked primitive, we saw couple of cars there and one shop – thank god. We managed to find a guest house there fortunately. The owner was nice old lady with full gold teeth. She got us some milk straight from the cow(I hope) for us. On the first night we had some beers on a little bridge in a complete silence. Only one Lada which some guys were cruising with disturbed the silence.
I thought this picture is enough of the toilet – trust me you don’t want to see the hole in the ground. 😉
Aaand then back to Moscow with a tired but happy face. Normidaageni
HEIPPA ! : DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD