SPA-Hotel Primorsky Park
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... as my driver greets me off the carriage with my name on a bit of paper. I follow him through the melee. There are lots of rubber rings, armbands, buckets and spades being transported by the locals to the Black Sea resorts. This is their Blackpool, Skegness, Brighton, and Torquay.
The car is a Ford Scorpio, (remember them) and we're obvioulsy upmarket as it's a Ghia....with 325,000km on the clock. We lurch all the way there on the 2hr drive, in silence, ...
... doors, and enjoyed seeing the lavish decor. The Palace was completed in 1846 as the summer residence of Russian statesman, Prince Mikhail Vorontsov, who was the governor-general of Russia’s south. The palace was designed by Queen Victoria’s court architect Edward Blore, who also had designed London’s Buckingham Palace. The front facade reflects the Tudor style, while the back of the palace which faces the sea is ...
... as he gripped his steering wheel and threw the car into every bend with gusto.......sadly, as a result of his enthusiastic cornering, his car is in dock today having 2 new wheel bearings!!!
We bade farewell to Svetlana and was most disappointed to learn that she had a "cruise ship job" the next day and her friend "Max" would be guiding in the morning.
... Christina showed us some of the sights in central Kiev. We were mesmirised by the beautiful buildings, like the quirky House of Chimeras which featured animal sculptures on the exterior. And of course we strolled around the iconic golden onion domed Orthodox churches. This place was beautiful, and the snow made it magical, and it was obvious straight away that Ukraine was more European than soviet now.
Christina had given us a great introduction to beautiful Kiev, but we left ...
... along the front at Yalta. It is a pretty place with large hills/mountains behind which are made from limestone and reminded us of the Greek coastline. I tried twice to change the Ukrainian money we had left into dollars, unsuccessfully; the first time the woman in the change place just ignored me and talked on a mobile, eventually shaking her head. At the second one the woman there just kept saying 'niet' ‘niet’ at me which made me conclude they ...