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Real coal fired banya with oak "veniki" & just-of-the-grill shashlichki.

The ritual of the russian banya consists of gradual steaming until one is ready to take a beating with veniki (bunches of twigs from either birch, oak or eucalyptus). If you are an old hand at this, you can offer the beating services to on banya companions, otherwise, it's best to resort to a professional, as have we.

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Starting fire in the old-fashioned way

Starting fire in the old-fashioned way

Watching Alek at work

Watching Alek at work

And it burned

And it burned

but not for long - the starters were to quick to go out :(

but not for long - the starters were to quick to go out :(

This is a kadka. Here it's used to dump cold water on your hot body

This is a kadka. Here it's used to dump cold water on your hot body

This is the grill, that will soon make us shashlik

This is the grill, that will soon make us shashlik

This is a zaparnik, and also a kadka, but this one is used to splash cold water on the hot stones

This is a zaparnik, and also a kadka, but this one is used to splash cold water on the hot stones

Запаримося?

Запаримося?

Баня с бодуна - квас на помощ

Баня с бодуна - квас на помощ

Рыбка рыбке говорила...

Рыбка рыбке говорила...

А вот и шашлычек

А вот и шашлычек

Что, уже и мне пора лупиться?

Что, уже и мне пора лупиться?