The Hero’s Hill (Сопка Героев)

It is not really well known place I am taking my guest to, called “The Hero’s Hill” or “Сопка Героев” in Russian, just a few kilometers to the North-West from my hometown of Krymsk.

The place is known by one of the sanguinary battles for the North Caucasus with 16000 Soviet Warriors died to take over the single strategically significant height took its Hero’s name afterwords.

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Not really exotic?

Krasnodar is in the TOP 10 of the most visited Russian cities for the foreign tourists according to the Russian media.

There are no questions with that in general except the main one: how do they know? No comments on that left in the article unfortunately. You can use Google Translate to read the Russian text.

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The ‘velvet season’

My guiding services are fully available from now on. This is ‘velvet season’ (when air and water temperature are getting equal)is coming slightly to the Black sea coast, so don’t miss it!

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Availability anounce

My private guide services are suspended from now on due the absence in the country and employment of the different matter.  Feel free to contact me for any issues or tour related advice you may like to get or transfer and limited guide services remain available via my local friends in the Southern Russia.  Many thanks to my existing clients for the excellent trips we did this season together!

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Three movies about Krasnodar

It’s a rainy in my part of Kuban today and two more weeks left till next tour. Meanwhile, why not to check few videos I recently found in YouTube?

Quite colorful documentary of RT about the Krasnodar.

And following two unprofessional videos, both again about the Krasnodar:

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March, 31-Apr, 6: The early spring tour

Seven days tour for the guest from Hong Kong. Some interesting facts about the trip:

  • 2300 km totally done according to the vehicle odometer (though 400 km for my personal trips to return to base)
  • Two Theater shows (Ballet and Opera) and two Museums were visited in Krasnodar
  • Dolmens, waterfalls, mountain rivers, Guamka Canyon  on Kurdzhips river with pleasant trekking and  Shugo mud volcano
  • Two seas: short visit to Azov sea and trip along the Black sea coast Dzhubga – Anapa with stay for overnight in Gelendzhik
  • Walking in Krasnodar, visiting two Cathedrals, local farmers market and attending to the Cossack Parade

Although there was quite chilly, the main accent of the entire tour made on natural objects and sightseeing.

Plum tree in the Black Sea
Blossom plum tree in the beginning of the Gelendzhik enbankment

Please see the both interactive maps for more pictures and route / waypoints information. You are very welcome to use these materials for your own trips or organizing private tours like mine.

Water stream in the bottom of the Guamka Canyon
Water stream in the bottom of the Guamka Canyon

The overall tour was informative and pleasant despite the storm weather in the seaside for the most of the time and quick weather changes. We were also unable to visit the famous Plesetskiye waterfalls near the Mikhailovsky pass due the high water in the mountain river.

The final accord for the tour was the Cossack Parade held in the main (Red) street of Krasnodar, Sunday, April, 5th with spectacular Cossack marching accompanied with live orchestra and the ceremony in front of the region Government building.

Saber dance of Kuban Cossacks
Saber dance of Kuban Cossacks

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