Martyn Andrews tastes the flavors of Astrakhan – from the intensely salty water of Lake Baskunchak to the luscious watermelons of the fertile plains.

As the days get colder, Martyn Andrews goes in search of warmer climes. Astrakhan, a major city in the southern part of European Russia, lying on the Volga River, greets him with balmy weather. On this trip, the camel becomes his favourite way of getting around, a mud cure his favourite way of relaxing, and watermelons his favourite food. 

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