exploring the caucasus.

Oct 6, 2012

You know the fun part about going to bed at 9.30pm on a Friday night? Waking up before 5am the next morning, having coffee and eggs before 6am and writing this post before it's even light out.
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So after the wedding, the closer family and friends of the bride and groom went on to exploring the Caucasus. First stop was the Karachay–Cherkess Republic in the south of Russia, a beautiful mountainous region with Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain of Europe, sitting in the middle (who knew?! take that Mont Blanc). We stayed at some resort type hotel with hills around to explore, hike and lay in the sun. For the first time in my life I regret not being a car person and having taken pictures of them, because the owner of the resort had an old timer collection in the "driveway". People, I tell you it was crazy! Over 20 beautiful vintage cars, lined up just like other folks line up their miniature old timers on a shelf. Oh the pastimes of the idle rich.
We went on to the ski resort Dombay, looking at pretty glaciers, breathing in the cleanest air and becoming  acquainted with hoofed animals. Well, one of us did.
Meet my friend Muschiek. He's a Yak and I love him.

8 comments:

Jacqueline :

So many beautiful pictures of Russia, wow! Never thought I would wanna go there actually! Enjoy the rest of your stay!!!

xoxo, Jacqueline

Mannequin de Vitrine

Tee, Passports and Postcards :

Wow, beautiful pictures! I've only heard of the Caucasus in passing, but never actually saw any picture of this area.

Anna :

Beautiful, beautiful Caucasus! I so badly want to go there one day. This seemed like just the kind of experience I would have loved. Thank you so much for sharing.

And..oh: that is so sweet that picture of you! My heart skipped a beat when I saw that one, because it's not often you do a post with a picture with yourself. Maja - you are beautiful!

Maja :

Anna don't make me blush :)
Well, you know how it is I guess...posting pictures of yourself is not the easiest for some people.
Big hug to you!

meandmr.com :

Looks like fun! Great pictures!
-meandmr.com

Vittoria @ The Beautiful Things :

so beautiful it's unreal!



xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

Caroline Cakewise :

Your life is so full of magic and adventure. I genuinely want to fall into it and stay there forever! xx

Maja :

Oh sweet Caroline, I honestly think exactly the same, when I read your posts! I can only wish for a life that was full of magic all the time. I guess it's what we make it.
So we definitely have to meet up for an amazing coffee date in the future!!!

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