I recently went to see the guys from Tuapse. They invited us to visit when they saw that we decided a little travel across Russia. During this autumn I was there twice. The first, back in September, when we rode in a crowd, but then we got stuck on Kiselev rock for a few days, and we came to the city itself to spend the night purely. Dating didn't happen.
But literally a month later, we not only saw each other, but also went to Mount Turkey, walked along the dolmens, tasted the most delicious khachapuri in the world and had a hearty conversation for several days.
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The history of life
Max and Alexandra lived in Izhevsk and had known each other since childhood. But life turned out in such a way that they ended up together only when they were adults and in Tuapse. The guys asked not to tell their love story, so I just want to say that you can shoot a movie based on it. It would be something like A lot like love (More than love). In our common opinion with them, the main reason why everything went so well for them is trust in their inner voice and intuition, which are sometimes very lacking in our life - people are used to thinking and acting impulsively, or vice versa, too logically. I often sin the latter myself, but life is much easier.
Our culture is often fostered by American films. Take, for example, some melodrama, where the plot begins with the fact that the main character learned something bad about her boyfriend from someone, after which she packed her things and left. This happens not only in love stories, but also in many other genres. The plot is created only due to omissions, unwillingness to listen to the explanations of another person, distrust of each other. My wife and I, when we see this, are constantly perplexed, can this really be in life? On the other hand, when infidelity has become firmly established in a relationship, and is already considered the norm, what else can we talk about. With my conservative views, it's so hard to understand. There is a feeling that it is more and more difficult for people to be together, so marriage contracts, modern types of family and sexual relations are invented. Two separate worlds of men and women, between which the gap is widening.
Something I digress, I wanted to tell you about Maxim and Sasha. It's just that when you find out the fate of other people, you see life in other cities and countries, you start to look differently at seemingly obvious things. So, about the guys. Maxim is engaged in seo-optimization and he already has 100 of his sites (one of them is 2traveliving.ru), and Alexandra is a first-class wedding photographer, to whom people are already signed up.
I could not help but ask about their path to professional realization. And everything turned out to be banal simple: once, realizing that it was impossible to live like that, everyone went about their business. And a year later they got an income that allowed them not to think about working for their uncle anymore and to travel. It's as simple as that. Instead of thinking and reflecting, you just need to start doing. Maybe this is the secret of the success of those who are now happy with their lives? Maybe the simplest recipes are the most working ones? Of course, in such matters there is nowhere without faith. But if you don’t believe in yourself, then you shouldn’t meddle in a non-standard life at all ...
I really hope that we will meet with them again, and now in Thailand.
I have nothing special to write about the city itself, just a few photos.
By the way, on our first visit we rented an apartment here, for 500 rubles per day with 4 people. It turned out not the best choice, due to the fact that the owners, to put it mildly, were sloppy, but it turned out to find out what is inside the old houses and how else people can live.
I won't be lying if I say that I have never eaten anything tastier in my life, at least not related to bread and cheese. If you are in Tuapse, be sure to try Adjarian khachapuri. It may well be that it is sold in other cities as well, but what I ate sometime earlier cannot be compared with this dish. It is a boat in which melted butter, cheese and eggs float. It is better to eat with your hands, breaking off pieces at the edges, and dipping them into a delicious lake-mixture. Now I'm talking and almost choking on my saliva.
It is sold only in one place, but it keeps this whole shop, and also prepares the very same Adjarian khachapuri, an Abkhaz who came here with his family to earn money a few years ago. The cafe is located in the farthest corner of the market near the train station, and is visited only by local residents. It's not easy even to find it on purpose, but there are almost no empty tables. Some even buy to go to eat at home, but the owner shared a secret that it is better not to do this, since you have to eat while it is hot..
By the way, tandoor lavash is also good in Tuapse. We visit the tent where it is sold every time we find ourselves in the city. The lavash that is in Moscow is not lavash at all.