ROSTOV (2:23) ... TIMOSHEVSKAJA ... KRASNODAR ... TUAPSE (12:00) ... LASAREVSKAJA ... SOCHI (14:50)
In the night we passed the borer between the cold north and the hot south of Russia. After the two nights my brain is slightliy damaged ;-) and despite is was not boring to go by train such a long time, I am glad that this trip is finished soon.
Before the train stops in a station the toillets are closed, becaus the excrements are just poured on the tracks. They call this "Sanitarnaja Zona". Because after Tuapse the track goes anlong the coast of the black sea quite close to the beach, all this way is such a zone, and we have to take care that we don't drink to much the next hours. This last 3 hours are the hardest anyway, the trains drives quite slowly and the sun is fireing down on us. No wind goes up, we can see the sea, 20 m away from us, but cannot leave the train, wich is besides to late...
Karina took me from the train and her friend Denis helped us to bring my baggage to Karina's Datscha. At the evenig we went to the sea, the water is SUPER!!