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Offline The Natural

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Krasnodar
« on: January 23, 2019, 03:35:23 PM »
No, I haven't been yet to the city of Krasnodar, but it is in the sights for the summer of '19. Plans are to go on a trip to Russia for a couple of weeks or so, like last year when I visited Rostov-na-Donu and the great city of Moskva. Wonderful memories, indeed.

I will, God willing as they say, yet again meet my friends and I asked them where they would most of all like to stay for some days. The answer was Krasnodar which the wife in the couple said she visited before and like very much. I asked why Krasnodar and not some other Place? She replied that in her opinion Taganrog is dirty, Rostov crazy and Sochi expensive. One ask and one get straight answers, lol.

I am absolutely sure there are more that one individual here on this forum who has been to Krasnodar in the past. Maybe tell a little about the experience? I read once in a travel site that Krasnodar is considered the Third best city in Russia for expats. It's not that Im gonna move there, just this trip, for now. However I have thought some (maybe daydreaming really) about perhaps sometime in the future buying an Apartment in the South of Russia. There, Crimea or perhaps Sochi. Just a small little thing that suits my taste if possible, but that's another story.

I do find going to Russia and Meeting People and their friends and Family sounds so much more exciting that merely going to, say Bulgaria, walking to and from the Beach every day. I have done the Beach holidays many times, so the allure of that ain't that strong.

We will see what this trip brings, but as I've said, base camp in Krasnodar. The couple owns a car, so they can drive around if we choose to go to Crimea or somewhere else. It's also a matter how many days they can be free for a holiday as they have animals to take care of and she's involved in humanitarian work in Donbass.

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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 04:47:13 PM »
I'm basing my travels from Krasnodar in a few months. Got a few things planned, a bit of horse riding, hiking  and looked into hiring a boat at Anapa and doing some skurfing, If I can find a cheap  board. Been chatting with a tuning shop that's interested in doing some business. They are involved with the local drift scene and it looks like I've scored a drive at a private practice session..... Can't wait!!!

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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 05:17:47 PM »
PM Doll. I believe she is from Krasnodar.
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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 05:35:04 PM »
Honestly, I can think of better places in Russia to make a base to see places..

Sochi IS more expensive than Krasnodar..because more people want to go there ....

I'm not saying Krasnodar is a 'hole'...it's just not what I personally would call a tourist destination

Sochi is less hot in the summer and less cold in the winter




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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 05:55:28 PM »
Krasnodar is a cow town.   Like Waterloo, Iowa or some such.   Wouldn't want to spend too much time there unless I had to.   One afternoon was enough for me.
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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 08:51:46 PM »
My wife's home city is a very nice place. In the last dozen years it has won the title of "best Russian city" several times. Clean, beautiful and very nice people. About a five or so hour drive Northeast of Sochi. The city is Stavropol.......population just under a half-million.


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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 09:11:48 PM »
"Krasnodar isn't bad, I lived in Sevastopol about 200 miles West, which is about half the size, and I didn't feel like we lived in "a cow town"
unlike now, where I live in Texas, which at one time, actually WAS a cow town, but now a gated suburban community
in Sevastopol, we had opera, theater, dance, music, my wife took great delight in having huge dinner parties which included Russian Generals, gangsters and minor oligarchs
I was in a Russian "Chorny" amateur archeology club" also known as grave robbers
and we tore up Scythian cemeteries and Crimean battle fields for our finds, and I was given my share and had first buying rights to the rest
the beach that was a 5 min walk from my home was topless and for some reason whenever I took my daughters to the beach
topless women always came and sat next to us

very, very far from a cow town
вы думаете, что любой из этих людей, даже российских, подозревает, что я русский?

вот как я могу создать американскую личность
Я могу взять напрокат

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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 08:58:54 AM »
Krasnodar is a cow town.   Like Waterloo, Iowa or some such.   Wouldn't want to spend too much time there unless I had to.   One afternoon was enough for me.


Hmmm, why? Not enough pretty women? (or men if you prefer)
I have no idea about Krasnodar but I'm willing to try most things, at least once. The guy in the couple has a sister who lives in Krasnodar, but we will probably not meet her as they have some bad relationship for some reason. But his wife sent several photos of her and she's a real knock-out. But they have friends and as I talked about where we could rent, she said not to worry, they have someone who will arrange that for us.

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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 03:54:42 PM »

Hmmm, why? Not enough pretty women? (or men if you prefer)
I have no idea about Krasnodar but I'm willing to try most things, at least once. The guy in the couple has a sister who lives in Krasnodar, but we will probably not meet her as they have some bad relationship for some reason. But his wife sent several photos of her and she's a real knock-out. But they have friends and as I talked about where we could rent, she said not to worry, they have someone who will arrange that for us.

Hey Buddy,

You know you're the only one for me.   Seriously.   I knew absolutely no one in that city.   I had a real estate guy drive me around and show me properties, etc. and tell me a little about it.   My take on the city was that it was a central meeting point for all of the farmers from the region.   But what the hell do I know?   I spent months in Chelyabinsk!  By all means, go to K and have fun.   You seem to make friends where ever you go.   You wanted an opinion on the city, I gave it.   But having friends makes any trip worthwhile.   Stop chowing down the Lefsa and Lutefisk and keep us up to date!

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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 04:11:56 PM »
Hey Buddy,

You know you're the only one for me.   Seriously.   I knew absolutely no one in that city.   I had a real estate guy drive me around and show me properties, etc. and tell me a little about it.   My take on the city was that it was a central meeting point for all of the farmers from the region.   But what the hell do I know?   I spent months in Chelyabinsk!  By all means, go to K and have fun.   You seem to make friends where ever you go.   You wanted an opinion on the city, I gave it.   But having friends makes any trip worthwhile.   Stop chowing down the Lefsa and Lutefisk and keep us up to date!

Hello again my friend,

I was just curious and now I know. It's always interesting to read about other people's experiences and adventures, so thanks for that.
Just now as I flipped through some pages here, I saw that the anotherkiwi guy wrote about Krasnodar and he spoke positively about the place. Myself I have no opinion of course, as I've never been there. But you're right, the company you're in is much more important than the venue. Will leave the lefse and lutefisk be and instead go for liquid Beluga mixed with Coca-Cola there and toast for better relations between the superpowers  :D

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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2019, 04:54:25 PM »
Hello again my friend,

I was just curious and now I know. It's always interesting to read about other people's experiences and adventures, so thanks for that.
Just now as I flipped through some pages here, I saw that the anotherkiwi guy wrote about Krasnodar and he spoke positively about the place. Myself I have no opinion of course, as I've never been there. But you're right, the company you're in is much more important than the venue. Will leave the lefse and lutefisk be and instead go for liquid Beluga mixed with Coca-Cola there and toast for better relations between the superpowers  :D

Speaking of which, whatever happened to AK?

Yeah, I'm sure he liked Krasnodar considering despite its relative small populous it's better than NZ where he's from. There's more sheep than people in New Zealand. IINM, the ratio is/was 20:1.  ;D

Anyway, when you go, have a great time Roy!
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Re: Krasnodar
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2019, 08:46:56 PM »
Speaking of which, whatever happened to AK?



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