Hotel Pension Massandra
- 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 ...
... the meeting, drinks...... you get the gist of it. The Swallow's nest as its quaintly called, is a fantastical castle ( designed for a German by an American!) perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. A walk littered with steps and all in over 30 degrees...had to walk out to it though. There is a zip line that also takes you out but that was never a consideration. After completing this we headed out to yet ...
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 ...
... a few bottles tucked away back in the Fatherand. We were however strangley told off for touching the 6 ft concrete walls of the vault as the vibration would disturb the sediment. YEAH RIGHT MATE.... it would take a Magnitude 9 earthquake to knock the skin off this gloop.
After our excellent tour we were taken to the "tasting chamber" where we were each given 10 partly filled glasses of different coloured wines with a generous supply of Pretzels to cleanse ...
... beautiful buildings, quirky cafes, and gorgeous churches. We explored the city by day, checking out the port, the famous Potyomkinski stairs, and were intrigued by the many sculptures and monuments around the city.
But in our own Ukrainian style, we met another local through couch surfing. And once again Ukraine delivered us a friendly local Irina, who was willing to show us her city at night. Irina talked about her city and country with pride, and had a real passion for ...