Sanatorium Hotel Aj-Petri
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... a lot of steps, then up a lot of steps the other side. And vice versa on the return. Driver points me in the direction and I waltz off only to find someone grabbing my elbow a minute later. He's got a better idea. You can drive to the Swallow's Nest - well nearer than we are now - and he keeps saying "Sanitoro". Quite. Jump in car and drive around the headland into a gated entrance - I assume this to be the goods delivery entrance for the various restaurants at ...
... to divide up parts of Europe at the end of WW II. It was originally constructed in 1911 as the summer residence for Czar Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia. Our guide told us that the reason that the Conference was held in Yalta was because Stalin was afraid to fly! There were many photos of the historic meetings, and the chairs and table are on display. The palace housed the apartments of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and other members ...
... we decided to take the cable car to the lookout which would enable us to get a panoramic view of the harbour. The little egg shaped "capsules" looked somewhat rickety and reminiscent of kit sold off in 1972 by Travellers who operated the Derby Fair. Worryingly, they appeared to be only attached by a single Wilko hair clip to the cable above and you had to hop in as they were still moving......The "Hillman" capsule appeared..... we prepared ourselves ...... both ...
... the little Ukrainian 'Olgas’ who would push their way through the caves in true cranky old lady fashion.
Being the beginning of spring, Kiev was a white winter wonderland. After a couple of months in the snow, we were still so fascinated at the sight of perfect snowflakes that would drop softly on our clothes and in our hair. Like in Russia and Belarus, the snow was light and fluffy and perfect for making a snow man. That is exactly what Karen did in Kiev, just like a ...
... The afternoon was spent doing absolutely nothing on sunbed, in the sunshine next to the pool.
Dinner was good again. Thai fishcakes and duck breast for Gill whilst I had pate de foi gras followed by rack of lamb. We both followed with Bacardi white and dark mousse, very nice, washed down with an exceptionally good bottle of Chilean red recommended by the Sommelier. The end of another day finished in the casino with exactly the same result...we came away ...
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