Travel Blogs from Yalta
... speaks no English and my Ukrainian isn't what it once was.
Through the tree lined avenues of central Simferopol, the landscape opens up onto a plain before we drive (still lurching) up and over the mountain range that separates it from the Black Sea and descend to the resort of Yalta.
Due to a monumental cock-up on my travel dates and having made certain bookings before and after the Yalta extension I only have a few hours of this afternoon ...
... character. Quite a contrast! The palace is surrounded by a large parkland, designed by a famous landscape architect in the 1800's.
When the Nazis occupied the palace during WW II, they took many treasures back to Germany. Never the less, there are many splendid things to see still remaining. During the Yalta Conference, which took place at the nearby Lavadia palace, this palace served as the residence of Sir Winston Churchill ...
Status: Up and about at 0600hrs - sunny with great view overlooking the harbour.. We are now in the same place for 5 days! All sorts of things to do. Crimean War tour, wine tasting, Yalta conference. Must keep going!!!!! Can't fade now.....tempting. NO NO must re-group and brace up for another 4 days!!!!! Off to make coffee using the Dyas travel kettle.
Food alert: Decided to try the pink boiled eggs at breakfast. As we headed out of the restaurant the ...
... more day to explore more on our own. Ukraine seemed different to other former soviet countries we had visited, but it still had its history. And a big part of that history was the Great Patriotic War (WWII). We ventured to the Great Patriotic War Museum, which was really interesting, informative (had English translations) and created a clear picture of the extreme impact the war had on Ukraine and its people.
Being Orthodox, Ukraine has many orthodox churches throughout the ...
... from Turkish Airlines to take to the immigration people, but to get to them you have to speak to the local police guarding the area. They say they can help and take us to talk to 5 different people. The seemingly friendly officer tells us that our bags are just inside the immigration room, but that a "gift" is expected. yes, we are being propositioned to buy back our own belongings! Ironic, since we were planning on tipping him for his help, but now ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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