exploring the caucasus.

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.


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.