Its bee n almost 2 years since the last post. How was your trip to Krasnodar? Do you plan to return. I can assure you that the city is much different since you last visited!
Fondest memory: I've been visiting Krasnodar since 1995. Much has changed since my first visit!
I have been to Krasnodar several times but not during the last ten years.
I plan to vacation there during the Summer of 2007. I am very much looking
forward to visiting many friends there. The only hotel I have stayed at is
Hotel Intourist and it has always been a positive experience.
Fondest memory: I have many friends there in Krasnodar. I am looking forward to another great
visit to this terrific city.
If anyone has questions about present situation in Krasnodar, I am honoured to present to you our most active member there: JuliaMac. We met in the first VT-meeting ever in Krasnodar and we spend a lovely evening together talking about thousand-and-one item.
Fondest memory: Meeting a new friend always belongs to my best memories.
Winding it's way from the Caucasus mountains to the swamps along the Azov Sea, the river Kuban meets half way the city of Krasnodar. Just before it is kpet in it's free running, by the long barrage dam, behind which is the huge artificial lake that is said to even influence the climat in this region. Krasnodar is completely on the Northern banks of the river, simply because the Southern banks belong to the Autonome Republic within Russia: Adygea. Few bridges cross the river, that is suprisingly hardly used for transport or recreation (swimming, sailing or any other watersports). Anyway, if it wasn't for this river, a natural border in the 18th century, the city of Jekatorinodar (the old name of Krasnodar) never would have appeared here. Kozaks built a fortress and this became ... Krasnodar.
Fondest memory: Fresh wind along the river, giving some breath in the heat of Krasnodar summer.
Krasnodar, not famous, but pleasant. This very Russian place has also a Southern charm as kitchen and also some typical customs have been influenced by Caucasus states like Georgia and Armenia (spicy). The citycentre has still many monuments and buildings that proove of a typical local past. Even some small Kozak-houses remain in back-areas of the centre. The monument, remembering back to the horse-people that founded the city is back on it's pedestal in front of the Intourist hotel (during Sovjet regime it was removed as the Kozaks initially took side of the White Army (Revolutionary Civil War 1917-1921).
Best place to meet and greet is Krasnaja Ulitsa, the main avenue that runs from North to South and is the busy shopping street where the Krasnodar citizens like to be. Furthermore the city has a surprising amount of parks, that offer nature or entertainment for young and old.
Fondest memory: Our friends Julia and Sasha and the many walks and talks we made with them during our dates in town and in it's environment. Hope to see you again soon in Arnhem - The Netherlands!
Favorite thing: sotchi is the most famous and appreciated beach resort of russia,on the black sea;see the soviet style
Favorite thing: just on the border with the city of krasnodar,begins the territory of the adyguey,capital city:maïkop,a special autonomous land,these little autonomous lands are plenty in the caucasus