Hotel Pension Massandra
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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We woke up in "Meraba" hotel in Bakhchisaray. There were 3 of us: my friend Ann, my husband Anton and I. We hadn't seen the old Khan palace yet and were planning to do it that day. This was the first day of our hiking trip in Crimea, Russian Federation. At 10 a.m. we met with our guide Alexander and entered Khan palace.
The palace is beautiful, but I wanted to hike more. We took a bus and drove about 3 km ...
... 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 ...
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 ...