Greetings to readers. Now I am in Krasnaya Polyana, where I met with the guys 4vtae, who once influenced our desire to winter in Thailand. We saw them once only in Bangkok back in 2011. Now the paths have crossed again after so many years, but in the Sochi region. I'll tell you about how Krasnaya Polyana looks like, what beautiful mountain views there are, another time, along the way there will be a whole guidebook. Here is a direct European resort ...
And now a little about how I got to Krasnaya Polyana. And I also have a couple of questions for you. Literally in a few days I will move from here in the direction of Anapa to pick up my family. I suppose to go there for about a week, hence two questions: does anyone want to meet along the way and what would you advise to see.
How to get to Krasnaya Polyana
Not everyone follows me on social networks, so I will duplicate some photos and tell you how I got there..
I had to leave immediately after we moved from our apartment in Vityazevo (essentially a townhouse) in a guest house at a rehabilitation center. But, first of all, Yegor got sick again and had to wander around Anapa to take tests and do an X-ray, so I also postponed photographing Vityazevo, Anapa and the bike ride to the air defense balls for the very last day. As a result, I left 2 days later and in the evening.
I got to Krinitsa, where I wanted to spend the night in a parking lot right next to the sea. I looked forward to romance. But in the coastal cafe (it was almost one in the morning), Yuri Shatunov's double and his fans did not want to calm down. Therefore, forcibly listening to the song «Gray night» performed by a choir of voices and taking a couple of night photos, I retreated into the depths of Krinitsa, where I safely spent the night in the car.
In the morning I got to the beach to drink milk oolong in splendid isolation, eating halva (temporarily I do not eat anything flour, so only halva remained from the sweet shop). Fortunately, the tea was prepared in advance in a thermos, however, it managed to turn into swill.
Do you know what thoughts I woke up with? That solo travel, yes by car - this is the top of the easy! Now I understand how easy it is to ride without children, maybe that's why I stopped reading other blogs of single travelers, they don't inspire. Well, really. You drive yourself, you drive, you fell to sleep anywhere, when you want to get up, you ate anything along the way, no schedules, modes and other things.
The way to Krasnaya Polyana from Krinitsa took about 6 hours, the average speed was 40-50 km / h. After Tuapse, they loaded the serpentines, it's good that I was driving, otherwise I would have vomited. It seemed to be very close in terms of mileage, and the usual travel time should be multiplied by 2-3. But the road is brightened by views, first low mountains on one side and the sea on the other, and then the real Caucasus (closer to Krasnaya Polyana).
My return route
While I have a very small plan, I will move along the coast with stops. I planned to walk around Sochi and visit arboretum, go to 33 waterfalls, on the Volkonsky dolmen. I have already been to these places, but for a very long time and without a camera, so it is necessary again to write posts later. I also think to go to the Agurskie waterfalls in the Khosta area (maybe to Mount Akhun), to the Plesetsk waterfalls in the Gelendzhik area, to visit the guys at the camping Pine paradise in Arkhipo-Osipovka, to see how and what has changed with them, and to the military museum in Temryuk.
I will be glad to have company and advice, what else is worth seeing along the way.
P.S. In social networks, I joked that I flew to Thailand, but in fact the photo was taken in Krasnaya Polyana. Now while I have to deal with the Russian direction, in connection with the crisis, this is more urgent. Today, instead of celebrating DR, I worked the whole day. Here I am strange! ))