New friends in the Crimea, quad bike rides, walking on coals and a black sauna

So well it happened that our blog was read by guys living near Simferopol. It was with them that we stayed one night before our hiking in the mountains of Crimea. Lera and Andrei, thank you very much for the shelter and forthat they spent their day off on us. You are open and interesting people, it was great to meet and talk with you! I really hope we will meet again :)

But all has not done the usual overnight stay. Not far from their country house was a cave Emine Bair Hosar, which I have already talked about. And we went there for a reason, and on a short path through country roads on an ATV and an SUV.

Andrey and Lera

Andrey and Lera

Country house of our friends

Country house of our friends

Country house of our friends

Country house of our friends

I love wooden houses, so cozy

I love wooden houses, so cozy

Chandeliers in the form of a wagon wheel

Chandeliers in the form of a wagon wheel

On the ATV across the Crimea

Honestly, this was my first driving experience.quad bike. This thing is very powerful, and she strove to jump out from under me, and leave for the ditch. It is good that the lower plateau of Chatyr Dag is rather flat, and there was no where to fly especially. Andrey podnachil everything, they say this man broke a dent on a quad bike, this scratch is a hand. But nothing, we drove carefully, and therefore all remained intact. The unit’s passability is very decent, I was just driving across the field, bypassing the stones, and nowhere did I ever get hooked, and the quad bike didn’t even show that it could get stuck somewhere. I wonder how he behaves in the mud, and not on the rocky plain. I still remember how at one time the black earth on the Niva kneaded, that machine was still.

First Denis and Andrey

First Denis and Andrey

And I just watch from the car

And I just watch from the car

We are going in the direction of Chatyr Dag

We are going in the direction of Chatyr Dag

Half way view of the surrounding mountains

Half way view of the surrounding mountains

Then it was my turn to ride

Then it was my turn to ride

And I rushed enveloped in dust

And I rushed enveloped in dust

ATV any surface on the shoulder

ATV any surface on the shoulder

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

A small photo shoot on the Chatyr Dag plateau

View of Demerdzhi

View of Demerdzhi

Stood and watched

Stood and watched

Weather strive to spoil

Weather strive to spoil

Then by car to the other end of Chater Dag

Then by car to the other end of Chater Dag

From here there is a view of the foothills.

From here there is a view of the foothills.

From here there is a view of the foothills.

From here there is a view of the foothills.

Well, when you can just sit and think

Well, when you can just sit and think

From here there is a view of the foothills.

From here there is a view of the foothills.

In general, of course, there is something in it. You live in the foothills of your house, you want to go to the mountains, got on a quad bike and in 20 minutes you are already enjoying the view. Conveniently! Although the key word here is not the quad bike, but “you live in the foothills”. Maybe someday we will realize it in one form or another.

Coal walking and black sauna

After quad rides and a jeep in Chatyr Dag, visits Emine Bair Khosar caves and admiring the mountain views, we went back to the guys in the house, where we waited for a black bath and walking on the coals.

At first I refused coal. My first experience of walking on them in the village of Renaissance It was not entirely successful - I burned a couple of fingers. But, as they say, they don’t go to a strange monastery with its charter, and if I want to go to the bath, I’ll have to go to the coal. And it is necessary, this time everything was ok. Either I moved faster, or the coals were not very coals :)

But the black bath is something! I have never been, all saunas, yes saunas. When you come out of the steam room, there is a funny taste of smoke in your mouth, and you feel some kind of smoked meat. I like it! I want a wooden house and a bath!

Walking on coals

Walking on coals

In the pool after the steam room

In the pool after the steam room

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