It was so fortunate that our blog was read by guys living near Simferopol. It was with them that we stayed one night in front of our hiking in the mountains of Crimea. Lera and Andrey, thank you very much for the shelter and for spending your day off with us. You are open and interesting people, it was great to meet you and chat! I really hope we will meet again 🙂
But all was not done with the usual sleepover. There was a cave not far from their country house. Emine Bair Khosar, which I already talked about. And we went there for a reason, but along a short path through country roads on an ATV and an SUV.
ATV in Crimea
To be honest, this was my first experience of driving an ATV. This gizmo is very powerful, and she strove to jump out from under me, and go into a ditch. It is good that the lower plateau of Chatyr Dag is quite flat, and there was no place to fly away. Andrei kept pushing, they say, this dent on the ATV, the man broke his leg, this scratch is the hand. But nothing, we drove carefully, and therefore everyone remained intact. The cross-country ability of the unit is very decent, I just drove across the field, bypassing stones, and never got caught anywhere, and the ATV did not 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 soil on the Niva kneaded, that still machine was.
In general, of course, there is something in this. You live in the foothills in your house, wanted to go to the mountains, got on an ATV and after 20 minutes you already enjoy the view. Comfortable! Although the key word here is not ATV, but «live in the foothills». Perhaps someday we will implement it in one form or another..
Coal walking and smoke sauna
After riding an ATV and a jeep around Chatyr Dag, visiting Emine Bair Khosar caves and admiring the mountain views, we drove back to the guys' house, where a smoke sauna and walking on coals were waiting for us.
At first I refused coal. My first experience of walking on them in the village of Vozrozhdenie was not entirely successful - he burned a couple of fingers. But, as they say, they don’t go to someone else’s monastery with their own charter, and if I want to go to the bathhouse, I’ll have to walk over coals. And wow, this time everything worked out. Either I moved faster, or the coals were not very coals 🙂
But the smoke sauna is something! I have never been, all saunas, but saunas. When you leave the steam room, a funny aftertaste of smoke remains in your mouth, and you feel like some kind of smoked meats. I like it! I want a wooden house and a bathhouse!