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Travel Blogs from Yalta
... 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 ...
... supposed to last only 30 years. It is now 45 years old and crumbling.........She was cheerful and positive, but has no hope of evening getting to the UK as permits are non-existant.
Again, we drive off at "get away" car speed into the mountains that are the pre-dominant feature of the area. We arrive at a small Russian Orthodox Church perched high up on a crag over looking Yalta. Built by Tsar Nikolai The First as a mark of his ...
... Gardens as a benchmark, we have to agree with the tour guide!!! Fabulous!!
Our final stop on this tour entitled Fabulous Yalta (must have been a reference to the wash rooms at Swallow’s Nest!!) was a short 15-minute drive to Livadia Palace. This was originally commissioned by the ill-fated Romanov family and completed in 1911. It became the summer retreat of the last Tsar of Imperialist Russia, Nikolai II and his family until they were executed in 1917. Since ...
few cars go beyond me, but with luck and happiness, a black Volkswagen
combi takes me for a ride .The driver and his friends are hardly surprised of my existence. They
are very funny: I understand what they going on : for the
collect of mushrooms .they left arly in orderto not to be ahead for
harvesting, ever renewed, indeed through the clouds and thick mist hung
by the mountain, everything is conducive to make new mushrooms grow
I love when I get a good night sleep. Thank you Yalta Intourist Hotel. You might be a behemouth of a hotel, but I got in a good 4 hours before my first "awakening" of the night at 2:30. Then it as back to sleep.
Irena, our trained by the Soviet militant travel agents back in the days of yore (I'm only assuing) kept us on the move today as we visited two major palaces outside of Yalta.
The first, ...
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