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Travel Blogs from Yalta
... pen that could withstand a direct nuclear hit. Both cities were top secret (Balaclava didn’t even appear on Soviet maps of the time) and closed to outsiders. Sebastopol remained closed until 1997, but even now the port is home to both the Ukrainian and Russian Crimean fleets (Russia leases a base from Ukraine). The submarine pens in Balaclava were abandoned when the Soviet Union collapsed and left unguarded, were looted of anything salvageable. More ...
Having been in a position in which I felt I had achieved so much in life, from school, college, university, moving to Manchester, Sweden and then home again these past three weeks I've spent travelling around six countries has sincerely opened my eyes. The world is a huge place with so much to see and do how can anyone truly be content! With over another twenty five countries to visit I am ...
... one with stunning grounds and an Architect with a personality problem as more than one era is included in the design. And then Chekov's home - just outside the city. Nothing much to see - just some nostalgia where he wrote The Cherry Tree! Or was that The Cherry Tree? When we got dropped back in Yalta, we headed for McDonalds as they had free WiFi and we sat there quite content for about an hour and then just walked back to the ...
... face. Proceeding onwards, we passed through several sets of steel "nuclear proof" blast doors and into a huge and secret former Soviet submarine base. Expecting OO7 to make an appearance at any moment, we were then led though avast and at one time TOP SECRET Cold War facility. WOW!!! Whilst undoubtedly very secret, the actual technology looked reminiscent of a lawn mower service centre and the knobs and buttons had a distinct 1950's gas cooker ...
... on its victims.
We were led in to the main conference room and then some smaller rooms, laid out exactly as they were 68 years ago. These smaller rooms were probably break out areas when the delegates were put in to syndicate to discuss a key question: ‘Consider the dismemberment of Germany in to six further nations. List the benefits and disadvantages. Put your findings on newsprint and be prepared to present your finding to the rest ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet