Hotel Pension Massandra
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... one of the ladies from the Casino (Ukranian) and Ismael one of the waiters (Turkish) and I watched them play backgammon for hours. Safe to say I now know how to play, the best part of it though, I was taught by an Italian, a Ukranian and a Turkish person, where else on this beautiful planet is that even possible! I am truly a very lucky boy from Porth! 'WAW, what a life' Until next time! Aj ...
It's a beautiful sail in, with a backdrop of tall mountains, and huge numbers of green trees scattered on the hillsides as they rise to meet the mountains. Half way up the hills a large church with shining gold domes stands out; it was our first stop, the Pokrov Eastern Orthodox church.
After we left the church, our bus driver put the pedal to the metal as he raced further up into the hills, screeching around tight turns ...
... hewn an ornate chapel. We were not allowed to talk and the ladies had to wear special head scarves and long skirts. At the side of the chapel, was a grill and inside we could just about make out a dimly lit "ICON". It looked a like a slightly bashed in biscuit tin lid....... who I am to comment as many were making a huge fuss when they saw it........
Drive back via the scenic route: As we treated Ditmar to a box of Turkish delight he ...
Once a sheltered country as part of the USSR, now the second biggest country in Europe, Ukraine has it all. We were always intrigued, but the need for a visa did keep us away from one of Eastern Europe's best kept secrets. But as we took the time to obtain a Ukrainian visa, we would soon learn that this was no mistake. Travelling across this big country via overnight trains, we decided that Ukraine was so worth it. From West to East, we encountered beautiful cities and met amazingly ...
Up early this morning as we were off on a trip to see the highlights of Yalta. Breakfast in the cabin was accompanied by a wonderful view of the Crimean coast going passed the balcony. It was a totally clear blue sky all day and a very pleasant 72 degrees.
The first port of call for the trip was the Lividia palace, which was the site of the Yalta conference in February 1945 between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. It was fascinating hearing all about it ...