Hotel Pension Massandra
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... much time before our tour started. At the appropriate time we boarded our excursion coach and very slowly headed out of Yalta (the traffic was dense) towards the Livadia Palace, the former summer residence of the Russian Czars and the venue for the Yalta conference held by Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin in 1945. The Palace itself is quite beautiful but inside little remains of furniture or paintings. There were, however, pictures of the three men and others, including ...
... the Alupaka Palace was closed (without warning or advice) as there were 'important dignitaries visiting for the day. Then it was off to Livadia Palace -'they do have a lot of palaces I must say! Livadia Palace has been the summer home of of Russian tsar's since the 1860's. Livadia Palace is where the famous Yalta Conference of Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt took place in 1945 during the 2nd WW - and there are pics everywhere of ...
Then on to The Vorontsov Palace a magnificent structure opened in 1846 and designed by the British Architect Edward Blore for Prince Vorontsov of the celebrated Russian family. A cross between a Scottish hunting lodge and Indian Palace, we were lost for words as we meandered through stately rooms (where Churchill stayed during the Yalta Conference in 1945). The grounds were outstanding and it is surrounded by a 100 acre park reminiscent of an ...
... and huge tunnel (with water) leading into the rock face. Proceeding onwards, we passed through several sets of steel "nuclear proof" blast doors and into a huge and secret former Soviet submarine base. Expecting OO7 to make an appearance at any moment, we were then led though avast and at one time TOP SECRET Cold War facility. WOW!!! Whilst undoubtedly very secret, the actual technology looked reminiscent of a lawn mower service centre and ...
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 ...