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Travel Blogs from Yalta
... to visit the Swallow's Nest and Livadia Palace. The Swallow's Nest was built by a German Baron in 1912 and its current claim to fame is its precarious location on a cliff above the sea. Livadia Palace, a vacation home for the Tsar, is most famous as the site of the meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin in February, 1945, where they decided the fate of ...
... if they lose your luggage, they will not deliver it and you have to come back to the airport to get it! Then we are told that the next flight won't be until the next evening. Yaaaaay, Ukraine and Turkish Airlines! :p
So, after our awesome introduction to the Ukraine, we grab a rental car (cheaper than a taxi back and forth) and headed for Popovka. We enjoyed a good night there, but didn't really know what we were doing and went far too early ...
... moved to the nearby palace. Nowadays, you can admire well-conserved temples, a mausoleum, and dwellings carved in rock. Though I had imagined it more like lord-of-the-rings place, it's still quite nice.
On the way to Cufut Kale, there's a little Uspiensky monastery. It's also caved in rock, but much more impressive. A mystic Orthodox church inside, lit only by candlelight makes a mysterious impression. It's a ...
... was going on around us and I have had to try to discover all this on my own and to pay attention to the world. He was raised during the Soviet Union times and was taught obedience to officers and party members and to be careful of what was going on around because someone might be KGB or maybe even worse. He didn’t talk too much about growing up other than a story about an argument with his father about the merits ...
... t interest me. I may look back and be sorry.
Sevastopol is a beautiful multi-sided harbor, home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet. It has many famous monuments and historical markers attesting to the Crimean War and the "charge of the light brigade". Many Russian movies are filmed in this harbor and the sites are recognizable. The fleet was adorned with colorful flags - without Russian ...
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