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Last year I realized one simple thing: the most interesting travel turns out when you do not plan anything. And when there was a question ‘‘where to go next?’’, looking at the total absence of snowdrifts outside and a hint on the sun in the next few weeks, the answer came by itself. 5 minutes to buy tickets, 1 hour to get ready, 15 hours on the road and I see mountains in front of me.


Before going to Krasnaya Polyana, I honestly had no idea what to expect. The last trip to Sochi was 15 years ago and I hadn’t any desire to return to those regions, but interest prevailed. Besides, I’ve never been at ski resort before!


‘‘Gorky Gorod’’: about the resort


‘‘Gorky Gorod’’ – is one of the three ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana. One of the features of this complex is division into ‘‘Lower City’’ (540 meters above sea level) and the ‘‘Upper Town’’ (960 meters above sea level). It’s quite simple to move between sectors: it’s possible to climb a ropeway from one level to another in the afternoon, and there is a bus service in the evening. To tell the truth, ‘‘Lower City’’ – is more youth and it’s the center of the resort. Here are the main hotels, shopping center with cinema, night clubs and numerous cafes and restaurants – it is impossible to get bored!

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Where to stay?


Frankly, when I hear a combination of ‘’ski resort’’, I immediately imagine that it goes with a high price tag) But ‘‘Gorky Gorod’’ pleasantly surprised me! During the trip, I stayed in the apartments, located at an altitude of 540 meters. It wasn’t the first experience of living in a “flat”, but perhaps the most pleasant) Imagine: you get the whole apartment: a spacious living room with cable TV, kitchen, where you can find almost everything, even a dishwasher, a bedroom with a separate dressing room, bathroom and terrace for only 25 euro or 20 pound sterling per night. Having breakfast on the terrace overlooking mountains under beams of a rising sun – was my favorite part of the day.


Note: before booking compare the price on the official website with the prices on your favorite websites for booking hotels. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that the price on the website of the resort is 2 times lower than that the price on the other popular online system!

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What to do?


Ride, ride and again ride! The heart of ‘‘Gorky Gorod’’ is his sports-tourist complex ‘‘Mountain Carousel’’. The maximum height – 2200 meters above sea level. Even if you aren’t fond of winter sports, rise here to enjoy a view of the mountain range – it’s breathtaking! And for those who aren’t separated with snowboards or skis – here are the real expanse! By the way, if you want to see what  is happening on routes right now, open this link. Video from webcams is available not only on the resort website, but also in your hotel room.


If you have already started to search for tickets in the direction ‘‘Sochi’’, then I strongly recommend to arrange your vacation under Quiksilver New Star Camp 2016 which will be held at ‘‘Gorky Gorod’’ from March 26 to April 9! Quiksilver New Star Camp 2016 is the most large-scale sports and entertaining camp in Russia – a huge snowboard park, sports lessons and master classes from the best trainers, competitions for professionals and amateurs, grand parties and many other exiting things! Don’t miss this out!


p.s. don’t forget to check this video from awesome Ksenia and Alexey about last year Quiksilver New Star Camp.

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  • Rach

    This place looks amazing!! I’m sure you enjoyed your stay!


  • Living Beautifully

    Wow amazing photos! I would enjoy riding that Mountain Carousel so much, riding up the mountains is always my favourite activity at a ski resort (rather than the skiing!). Love your red & white Nordic sweater, it looks super cosy : ) xo
    from, http://www.aboutabeautifullife.com

  • nerza fashionerza

    Amazing travel photos. Thanks for sharing.. Great blog you have, stay inspired!


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  • Naďa Černá

    Amazing photos !! :)


  • Esraa Bassiouny

    What is this place? It looks like heaven. I loved all of your shots and the price you wrote made me want to jump on a plane right now and go there.

  • Ellese Launer

    Absolutely stunning! I love the spontaneous trip, you are adventurous. I love that. Xo, Ellese


  • http://againstandforward.blogspot.com Olga Dubinko

    This looks like a dream winter vacation!


  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Such beautiful photos!


  • http://www.lalouuula.com/ Lizza Lopez

    Amazing place, I love your sweater!

    Thanks for stopping on my blog

    xx LL


  • http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/ idu

    Wow a flat to yourself for that price – incredible! Must have been heaven to dine with the beautiful mountain view. That is one fab city and that colorful structure, amazing.


  • Trang Do

    Amazing photos!! You looks so pretty! Love your sweater and glasses dear!

    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • http://fashionmews.com/ Melis

    beautiful photos, looks like an amazing time!

    xx Melis

  • http://iamchelsheaflo.blogspot.com/ chelshea flo

    Omg, I really want to stay there for a long time! (since there is no winter in my country). Thank you for posting, it is a refreshment for my eye and mind <3



  • http://www.busyandfab.com Mercy

    Wow, can’t believe there is such a beautiful area in the world like this. The colour red that you’re sporting was so apt for the place.


  • Fashion Abejita

    What a magical place! :)


  • Siffat Haider

    Wow, I legitimately can’t believe how beautiful this place is, it looks like a scene out of a movie! Also, you look so cozy chic with that printed sweater and those reflective sunnies. Glad you enjoyed!

  • http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/ She Said He Said – Fashion

    Gorgeous setting! I love your red lips and sweater.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

  • Lenya

    It looks like an amazing place. Beautiful pics, thx for sharing.


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  • Joy

    The photos are amazing, it seems like you really had a nice time. I have just added the destination on my must-visit list. :) I also like your blog a lot, keep up with the good work. :)
    Check out my blog – http://lestempsdujoy.wordpress.com and have a lovely daay! xx

  • http://putitallonme.com/ PutAllOnMe

    Amazing place & you look so stunning on the snow! Love that photo:)

  • http://www.avecdanielle.com danielle

    wow this looks amazing! spontaneous travel is the best :)


  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Incredible this looks absolutely amazing, and I couldn’t agree more
    Sometimes having no plans is the best plan to lead with

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  • http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma Bought What

    This looks amazing – such beautiful photos! x


  • http://www.bighairloudmouth.com/ Nilu Yuleena Thapa

    What a beautiful post and Thank you for sharing these information with us! You look amazing!


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  • thefashionsalt

    Looks like an amazing place! Beautiful photos!

  • Radi

    Look absolutely amazing! Would love to go there.
    You’re right the most exciting and memorable trips and the ones we don’t plan.


  • Hun Tature

    Gorgeous photos xoxo


  • http://thestyletune.blogspot.com Chichi

    What stunning view and pictures!!! Love ur red sunnies!

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    So great review, love so much

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  • http://thelondonthing.co.uk Tania

    This place looks amazing x


  • http://www.becausepassion.com/ Eva

    This place is surreal. And your pics are just amazing. You look so pretty in that white jumper.

    xoxo Eva | http://www.evakindles.com

  • La Travelera

    wow your photos are impressive!! The place look amazing and I love your sunnies btw

  • Svetlana

    Beautiful post!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Stunning shots!! What a beautiful resort!

    Adi xx


  • Ivona Iwarra Josipovic

    Looks super beautiful. Hope to visit Russia one day. Great photos and I love your bag :)

    Ivona from http://www.thesmokedetector.net

  • http://yukovadesign.tumblr.com Yukova

    it looks fantastic over there. i haven’t seen snow since 2013 now, crazy x

  • http://www.nissimendes.ch/ Nissi Mendes

    Amazing post! I like all Pictures!!
    ♥ Nissi
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  • http://clumsyagenda.blogspot.com/ Clumsy Agenda

    Wow this looks like an amazing place! You photos are gorgeous and you rock that red lip haha! Loved it! Thanks for sharing this! xx


  • Natalia Bosch


    Lots of love.

  • viktoria

    Красивые фото!