The peoples of the North Caucasus, acting in unison with the natural beauty of the mountainous landscape, offer a destination for adventure travelers second to none. Forty-five people groups inhabiting a landmass approximately the size of Ohio create a melting pot of cultures, languages and cuisine unlike any other place on earth. The hospitality of locals abounds to Western travelers as well, despite the obvious overlay of traditions entrenched for centuries that collide with the fast-paced, ever-changing modern lifestyle. Muslim cultural influence combined with holdover Soviet mentality offer an intriguing spice to the senses that adventurers crave to taste. If you visit the region, then be sure to respect your elders, show appreciation for hospitality, and pinch yourself from time to time to make sure you’re not dreaming.
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