Travel Blogs from Yalta
... by the international designation “UA”). Our Ukrainian (?) guide in Yalta apparently had no problem is distinguishing one car from another – when our bus encountered a blocked street in Yalta (a frequent occurrence) he confidently (and correctly) guessed that the problem was caused by an illegally parked Russian car.
Yalta is the legendary resort in the Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea. This was the ...
... amp; Roosevelt. It's an enjoyable visit especially as there are displays on the Yalta Conference.
Returning to hotel we now have the task of agreeing the final account. Driver has his mobile in one hand and starts tapping numbers into it. I have the figure in my head. Will it be higher (more than likely) or will it be lower (I doubt it). He's taking the whatsit as his phone screen has the number "550" tapped in. You can........ I tap in 300. He taps ...
... a few bottles tucked away back in the Fatherand. We were however strangley told off for touching the 6 ft concrete walls of the vault as the vibration would disturb the sediment. YEAH RIGHT MATE.... it would take a Magnitude 9 earthquake to knock the skin off this gloop.
After our excellent tour we were taken to the "tasting chamber" where we were each given 10 partly filled glasses of different coloured wines with a generous supply of Pretzels to cleanse ...
... beautiful buildings, quirky cafes, and gorgeous churches. We explored the city by day, checking out the port, the famous Potyomkinski stairs, and were intrigued by the many sculptures and monuments around the city.
But in our own Ukrainian style, we met another local through couch surfing. And once again Ukraine delivered us a friendly local Irina, who was willing to show us her city at night. Irina talked about her city and country with pride, and had a real passion for ...
... and has all kinds of hotels, shops, bars, game room and other things for tourist. I've heard this place only lives in summer and completely dies in winter. There are two other roads the follow the two rivers and they are OK as far as food venues and market stuff, but they are still not that nice. I thought I would see some kind of building where World War 2 ended, but I couldn't find it. World War II ended at the Yalta ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking