Avada Destinations is an unique travel platform, providing luxurious holidays at unbeatable prices. For this, I blame Daniel Kalder and his book ‘Misplaced Cosmonaut’ ( reviewed by DT here ). Having read it a number of years ago, long earlier than I had ever set foot in the Former Soviet Union, his description of the Kalymk capital conjured up photos of an absurd wasteland on the sad periphery of Europe, trembling below the megalomania of a chess-loving, enemy-assassinating dictator whereas slowly disintegrating into the dust of the infinite steppe surrounding it. I enjoyed the book and its description of Kalymkia, and was intrigued by idea of a Buddhist enclave within Europe which was obsessive about chess and had nothing of any consequence to supply the world. Although then an armchair desolationist as but uninitiated to the joys of travel in the fringes of the Soviet empire, the guide sparked my creativeness and never pale from my reminiscence.
Final spring, I spent every week in Southern Russia visiting a colleague. I used to be staying within the small industrial metropolis of Volzhskiy on the outskirts of Volgograd. It was my first (and thus far solely) journey to Russia, and a quick look at the map confirmed that the town of Elista was solely a hop, skip and a jump away throughout the steppe. I could not conceive of any circumstance where I’d only be 2cm. from Kalymkia again (although 2cm. on a map of Russia transpires to mean a 5 hour journey every method), and so naturally I decided to go. On a day trip.
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