Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beautiful Khakasia

Our friend Sergei Glukhov from Abakan in Khakasia sent us some pictures that are worth sharing.  When I first went to Abakan with Tanya back in June 2006, we contracted with Sergei to drive us around, translate for me at meetings and organize some sightseeing.  Sergei is a wonderful young entrepreneur, Boston educated and a very capable translator.  He is also an outdoors-man, with a thorough knowledge of his homeland and an interest in a wide variety of areas.  If you want a holiday out of the norm in a unique and beautiful part of the world, ask me for Sergei's contact information.  Khakasia has rugged mountains, endless steppes, and thousands of years of history. Abakan is a 5 hour flight from Moscow. You'll need a visa.

Church in Abakan City
Yennessee river and Cyan Mountains
Yennessee river

Khakasian Steppes
Tree growing on one of thousands of Kurgans
Good fishing
Sergei is a wonderful cook
Freshwater prawns
Desert
Evening campfire
A real charmer

5 comments:

  1. Great photos, Dad. I'm most jealous of the shashlik.

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  2. If I were 30....okay, make that FORTY years younger, I would definitely be getting my Visa and asking for Sergei Glukhov's phone number, address and marital status. As for the Cucumber Charmer.....more my speed, but, "no thank you". BEAUTIFUL land. GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. Looks like a wonderful place for a holiday, and a good guide in the process.

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  4. Sergei has a very lovely wife and two fine sons. Sorry, Dana.

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