2012 in the city of Azov declared the Year of Unicorn.This is due to the fact that the Azov Heritage Museum(Azov Museum Reserve) is prepared to display an unique exhibit-the skeleton of a real-life animal Elasmotherium.Elasmotherium-the ancestor of the modern rhinos,who lived about a half millon years ago.This animal reaches 5 feet at the...more
Here is very good Heritage Museum with some artefacts of ancient people Scitinians,Meotes,Tatars,Turks etc.Proofs here was an important hub of Great Silk Way from ancient China to Europe.At Museum you could find great collection of ancient golden rarities.Lots of things from the times of Russo-Turkey Wars when famous Russian tsar Peter the Great...more
Here they serve Russian Food from Borshch to Red Caviar,Drinks by traditional Russian recepies like Sbiten' or Kvas and some more.Lots of Russian Vodkas,Beers,also Russian Sparkling Wine.If you need more you'll get Heineken or Johnny Walker as well.Heavy wooden tables and chairs in Cossack style inside.
From most of European capitals you can get the capital of South region of Russia Rostov-on-Don(or Rostov na Donu) by aircraft.Azov is the closest tourist destination to Rostov.There are a few international airlines making flights to Rostov international airport directly from Frankfurt,Prague,Vienna and Istanbul(the code of Rostov airport in the international list is ROV):Lufthansa,Czech Airlines,Austrian Airlines,Turkish Airlines.You can find their schedules in the web.Return tickets of economy class cost approximately from $450 to $750.
Unfortunately, the user conde_de_nast from Como(Italy)has posted false informaton on Azov page.It wrote that in the city has been a mockery and a torture of an anymal.I want to inform all virtualtourist society that the user conde_de_nast is the liar and it has no idea about the city,region, people living there,about the Culture of Tourism.I hope...more
Strapping a trembling braying donkey into a paragliding rig, and jerking it off the beach with tremendous force. This is what locals consider a "Good Time".I will be taking my business and my money elsewhere from now on. And I shall be informing my friends and business partners to do the same.There is video of it on the internet if you wish yo view...more
There are no special infections or dangers in this region but,of course it is better to drink water from bottles.
From July to September weather could be too warm(till 45 degrees C or 110 F and it is better get air-conditioning room.In Summer season from time to time there are annoying gnats outdoor.If you are going fishing or to do any other activity outdoor it is better to use any relevant spray.People basically not agressive and sometimes you can find a lot of hospitality.Not too many of them are speaking English or any other foreign language,including custom officers at Rostov-na-Donu airport or any police officers across the region.Mind this problem before you go.Get money exchange only at banks.A few of them located in city center.This is not dangerous.They work only with 2 currencies:dollar and euro.You can sell both of those currencies and get roubles(this is the name of Russian currency).If you don't need roubles anymore you can sell them back.Cabs are cheap.One jorney to any point inside the city of Azov is no more than $2.
Recently,people in Azov managed a new tradition:to celebrate Azov town birthday annually in September.Azov is old enough,more than 940 years they say.In 2008 people from lots of differentcountries(Mexico,S.A.R.,Thailand,Latvia, etc.) were gathering at that time to show theirFolk dances,music and cloths.Have a look a few photos below.more
Just 30 years ago you could find a lot of Black Caviar(fish eggs of Sturgeon or Huso) here.Black Caviar is one of most expensive foods in the World.According to Euronews(2006) 2 lbs of this product cost 4600 euro in London.Do not mix it with fake samples!The population of this fish in Sea of Azov is tragically reduced because of a lot of reasons...more