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Family holidays in Abkhazia

We rested in Abkhazia, in Gagra, in July 2018. Now, I understand that the time was not chosen very well. The sun was beating mercilessly, at 11-00 I was already leaving the beach. They did not save hats and protective equipment (sprays and creams) from its stinging rays. No matter how we tried, but neither my husband nor I could avoid heat stroke. For a vacation in Abkhazia, it is better to choose early autumn, the month of September, in my opinion, is perfect.

Gagra was chosen because the relatives had an apartment they rented to us inexpensively. We paid 1000 rubles a day. The apartment is located well, near the market (100m), the beach of the sanatorium “Energetik” is also close. In favor of choosing this resort is also the fact that it is not far from the border. This trip was not the first. Before her, we were here 9 years ago. Much has changed: a large number of shops, cafes, canteens have appeared, and a waterfront has been built. The impression, however, of all this is not very. Somehow everything is wretched (((The nature and price of rest saves the situation.

We entertained ourselves, as we rested with the company, along with relatives. It was not boring. Excursions were offered throughout the resort: to Lake Ritsu, to Stalin’s dacha. We did not go, because we were already there. Those who were not, of course, should visit these places.

We went swimming in the beach of the Energetik sanatorium. There, over the past 9 years, nothing has changed, everything gradually deteriorates. The vegetation is beautiful: eucalyptus trees, plane trees, palm trees. The beach is pebble. The sea is clean in the morning, and in the evening (we went to the beach 2 times a day) not quite. We were not lucky, there were waves all the time. The calm sea was only once in two weeks that we rested (from July 12 to 26). On the beach, they offer, as elsewhere, banana rides, jet skis, etc.

Shopping in Gagra is possible, oddly enough))) Many things are produced in Turkey, prices are reasonable. Leather jackets of the latest styles and models from 10,000 rubles, good bags from 1,500 rubles. You can also buy delicious smoked cheese. It is sold in small heads, costs 250-300 rubles. I liked the natural skins. They can be thrown onto the sofa, or under the feet. They are very soft and pleasant to the touch. They cost from 1,500 rubles.

We ate at home, as a sister and a nephew had a rest with us. She goes to Gagra every year and is panicky afraid of the poisonings that have always happened to them. I cooked on my own, and bought everything I needed on the market. Early in the morning, there are many merchants who come and bring fresh produce. Trout was often fried; it is sold at 350 rubles per 1 kg. They ate it and in smoked form, one fish – 150 rubles. We drank Abkhazian wine “Lykhny”, it costs 190 rubles there. They ate red mullet, mullet. Fruits are better to buy local, which grow there. Seeing large peaches, I was seduced and bought. They tasted cotton, it was impossible to eat them. These are imported, and local ones are small and sweet.

The advantages of my holiday are communication with my family. This was the main purpose of the trip here. Will I go to Gagra again? I doubt it is sad to look at the courtyards and roads that are in a dead state. In the market, they tried to trick us all the time. This, too, did not add positive. Impressions about the rest are twofold. There were positive emotions, but the overall picture did not please. I almost forgot to write about one significant plus: duty-free shops on the border with Abkhazia. My sister and I were lucky to buy perfume sets from Versace at a promotional price. This, in many ways, made our trip)))))

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