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  1. Tara
    January 28, 2019 @ 2:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing. These photos are amazing! I never realized how beautiful this part of Russia is.

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:42 am

      Thank you, Tara

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  2. Paulina
    January 30, 2019 @ 3:46 pm

    Oh wow Sochi looks like such a cool place to visit. I am a great fan of outdoor actvities, thus Sochi would be perfect for me. I love that you can do both skiing and beaches!

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 3:04 pm

      Indeed, Paulina. If that’s the case, I’m sure you’ll like it.

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  3. Shreya Saha
    January 30, 2019 @ 3:55 pm

    There are so many things to do in Sochi. Skiing would be the most interesting activity there. Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster looks magical. The Olympic Park is a must visit for free. Exploring the cave complex is a cool idea too. Lavash is surely similar to Indian papad. I am surely going to try it out when in Sochi.

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 3:04 pm

      Thank you, Shreya, and I’m glad you could get some useful suggestions from this post.

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  4. Anita
    January 30, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

    The lavash bread looks like the Indian one, is it similar? I have never tried good caviar, I am so curious how it tastes. Never been to Russia but it seems to be a very Russian thing to try. You open my eyes to a new destination. I never knew Sochi has so many places around to visit.

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 3:06 pm

      Well, I would say it’s kind of similar but still different. Definitely a must-try. I’m glad this article gave you some inspiration to visit Sochi.

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  5. Amy Chung
    January 30, 2019 @ 11:06 pm

    I know very little about Sochi, except for when they hosted the Winter Olympics. No doubt the ski resorts are amazing there and the snow is world class! Love there is so much nature to be enjoyed in Sochi like the many waterfalls and the Botanical Gardens. I reckon I would find Stalin’s holiday home so fascinating especially since his personal belongings are still in tact and oh my, that caviar!!!! Looks so fresh and delicious.

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 3:09 pm

      That’s how most people heard about this place, Amy. However, it still remains relatively unfrequented by foreigners even though there are a lot of local tourists. I hope you get the chance to visit and experience this place for yourself someday.

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  6. amar singh
    January 31, 2019 @ 5:51 pm

    A very interesting post i must say as I have Russia on my bucket list but had never thought of doing Sochi. Great to know that there is so much more to do there than just what i thought ( skiing and winter sports ) Never though about a beach around the corner and Lazarevskoye District surely has a great beach good place to buy caviar if you have the $$$$ thanks for sharing

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 6:08 pm

      Thank you, Amar. I’m really glad to hear you liked this post and that you learned a few new things about Sochi.

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  7. Paula
    January 31, 2019 @ 6:54 pm

    I have heard about the beaches on Sochi and the Olympic Park of course, but I never realised Sochi is such a big place. And that there is so much to see. Like everything from caverns to national parks. One place I would definitely like to visit is the Stalin´s holiday house. I like all the historical places and it looks very interesting from outside.

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    • dankiteski
      February 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

      I’m glad you could learn a few new things about Sochi, Paula.

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  8. Jane Dempster-Smith
    January 31, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

    To be honest, I never thought Sochi would look like this – mountains and ocean in one close area. I like the idea of visiting the 33 waterfalls and the Dagomys Tea Plantation. Great photo of the sunset overlooking the National Park. There is so much to do and see there, it looks like I will have to put aside a week to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      February 1, 2019 @ 4:31 pm

      It’s the sea actually, not the ocean but yeah, point taken. It’s a unique and wonderful place 🙂

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  9. blair villanueva
    February 1, 2019 @ 12:49 pm

    Those gorgeous mountains with snow is such a beautiful sight like a wallpaper in my laptop! I heard about Sochi from the previous Olympic games and I am impressed how beautiful it is. I need to apply my travel visa to visit Russia in the near future.

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    • dankiteski
      February 1, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

      Thank you, Blair. I’m glad you liked this post and that you learned a few new things about Sochi.

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  10. Cato
    February 1, 2019 @ 5:04 pm

    If there’s one type of destinations I prefer is one that offers variety and that’s what Sochi seems to be all about. Mountains on one side and the beach on the other is just paradise. Have never visited Russia but I will definitely keep Sochi as a must visit destination in mind when I do.

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    • dankiteski
      February 3, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

      Thank you, Cato- I’m glad this article inspired you to visit Sochi and Russia 🙂

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  11. Bilal
    February 2, 2019 @ 9:18 pm

    Lovely list of things to do! The aquarium looks so amazing and how you can walk through it. being a fan of outdoor activities, we would love to go to those waterfalls.

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    • dankiteski
      February 3, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

      Thank you, Bilal- I’m glad you liked it.

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  12. Rajat Kumar
    February 3, 2019 @ 11:40 am

    I love the way you’ve described the Details. Caviar is something which I would love to taste someday. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      February 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

      Thank you, Rajat- I’m glad you liked it.

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  13. Anca from Dream, Book, and Travel
    February 3, 2019 @ 1:25 pm

    I am currently trying to learn Russian while putting together all the info I can gather about the country. I have always left Sochi out of my plans so far, but I would not want to miss seeing the world’s most Nordic tea plantation! Thanks for the very comprehensive list! I am convinced to visit Sochi now!

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    • dankiteski
      February 3, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

      Thank you, Anca and I’m glad you could learn a few new things about Sochi and Russia from this post 🙂 Also, good luck with your Russian lessons

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  14. Richa
    February 4, 2019 @ 6:04 am

    The Ski Resorts look amazing and World Class! I am not much into Skiing right now but I would love to visit this summer beach resort of Russia. The palm-filled Arboretum, the neoclassical buildings such as the columned Winter Theatre, the forested Sochi National Park and the Caucasus Mountains all sound visit worthy!

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    • dankiteski
      February 4, 2019 @ 9:41 am

      That’s the beauty of Sochi, Richa- it has something in store for everyone. Even if you don’t like skiing, you can head to the beach and vice versa 🙂

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