Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Nicolai Gogol's Ukrainian connections come under the spotlight as we stop off at the spa town of Saky in the Crimea region.

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The curative regimes at Bad Saarow (see the feature left) focused on the supposed therapeutic qualities of peaty mud. Another town that established a reputation in the same field was Saky, a resort overlooking Kalamita Bay in the Ukrainian Crimea region. The so-called mud hospital in Saky was established in 1827 and is still in operation today. And Saky remains a hugely popular year-round destination for Russians searching for relaxation.

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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 26.