Villa Elena Hotel & Residences
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... I sometimes can't tell. I often find myself saying in my head, 'WAW what a life' After the spa I had a thirty minute nap because I was so relaxed it was impossible not to! Feeling refreshed from my nap I headed up to the crew bar, got myself a nice cold Stella, said hello to everyone and headed up to deck 5 (crew deck) where I found myself sat with Stefano the head Italian chef ...
... 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 ...
... mountains that form the backdrop to Yalta. Here Stalin hoarded all the good wines after the Revolution in 1917. This was the main store and administrative HQ for Massandra Wineries. They make very fine but sugary dessert wines, sherries and excellent ports.
We wondered in amazement at the impressive vaults with wines that dated back to the 1800's. However, Mr H's marching men looted much of the stock in 1943 and I suspect many an SS Commander's grand ...
... Count Vorontsov as a summer residence. After the 1918 revolution it became museum and survived WWII as headquarters for a Nazi field marshall. It provided housing for delegates to the 1945 conference in Livadia Palace including Churchill. Stalin insisted that Roosevelt stay in the Tsar's quarters in Livadia Palace due to his health.
We started for Odessa about ...
... in the restaurant.
Lviv was a beautiful city, and once again, thanks to couch surfing, we met another friendly Ukrainian. As we walked about 4km in the snow with our back packs, we finally made it to the train station. We were loving this weather, this city, this country. After all beautiful cities + friendly people = amazing Ukraine.
As we headed east we found ourselves on the Black Sea at the port city of Odessa. We weren’t surprised to find another Ukrainian ...