Sochi 354000, Sochi, 354000, Russia
More about Sochi
our ship in Sochi
Black sea at sunset.
Lenin, colourful, yet still looking strict
The train to Sochi and through hell
Hi,I love to travel and find more about peoples and their cultures.I am planning to Visit Thailand on this New Year holidays and Ukrain or Russia on comming summer holidays,too.I have been in Thailand ,Ukrain and Russia
once,long ago and it will be my second visit!
What changes I have to expect!?
What news(both pleasant or unpleasant)can be found!?
Who I have the chance to meet!?
All will be my new experiences of life and would be
Finding new friends is my most heartily interest!
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When did you visit Russia last time? Now Russia is usual European country with totalitarian regime. What do want to see and what regions do you want to visit?
I'm from Moscow and can to advice you something about Moscow visit.
Travel Tips for Sochi
Some Sochi history
In the first half of the 19th century, slowly the Kozak's army of the Russian tsar, conquered the South of present European Russia. This area was territory of the Turkish Osmanic State. Sochi became Russian only in 1835 when the Kozak's reached the North side of the Caucasus mountains, a natural defense line that until the present day can be regarded as a frontline between several cultures. Especially the walk over the boulevard at night (though I was feeling quite ill), Ilja having fun in Park Riviera and the visit to the Dendraria Park with my friends Julia and Sasha.
Tropical Russia? Not an every day thought
Many that think about Russia have visions of fur headed people walking over Red Square in Moscow. Freezing your bud off in the endless winter that this country knows. Little you know, as the whole of Russia has a land climat that - besides a cold cold winter - also brings a hot summer. But Sochi and the Black Sea coast are a big difference towards this landclimate as here one has a microclimate. Sometimes, seldomly, there is some snow, but it never goes below zero degrees Celsius here. The Caucasus mountains protect Sochi from the cold winds that come from the North (and sometimes also South) and the Black Sea takes care of a constant "chilling" factor, that holds the temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius with fresh wind and surface water. A wide range of flowers and plants can grow in Sochi, which can be seen in the many parks of this town.
Sources, wells and healthy waters
Russians are health freaks and everything that is told to be healthy is often immediately a big success. Especially when related with nature, then Russians massively can go to the forest to pick berries or collect mushrooms. In spa's like Sochi, it's about mineral waters. The Caucasus mountains have many sources, wells and therefore healthy waters. The forests in the mountains of Sochi also and many go with bottles to fill them there. In the picture a particular nice one, with decorations in stone and wood.
Saint Michael's church and more Russian Orthodox
Sochi in total has five (larger) churches. One brand new is being built in the outskirts towards Dagmoys. The most famous is however the Saint Michael church, as it is on top of a hill right across the street of Morskoie Vokzal. The church is gracefully white with black domed and tentshaped roofs. The inside holds a breathtaking colourful scenery. Beautiful wall paintaings and iconostace and the traditional mystical Russian Orthodox atmosphere. Pay respect by falling into the praying ceremony. The church is continuously used by the Russians from Sochi, but also many tourists and pelgrims from around the (huge) country.
"Welcome to russian paradise!"
" If there is on a planet a paradise, it is the Krasnodar region! ". So speak at us in Russia. Really, in Krasnodar region a plenty of resort and sanatorium cities. And best, on my view, resort city of Russia is by Sochi.