Bakhchisaray, Crimea – In the footsteps of Crimean Tatars

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Rate our ReviewsThe very first day of my Crimean holiday was spent in Bakhchisaray. The name doesn’t sound very Russian, in fact, it sounds rather oriental. But, check the map, it is still in Europe, not the Middle East! Bakhchisaray is home to the palace of the same name, and that is what makes this […]

Sevastopol, Crimea- Where the hell am I ?

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Rate our ReviewsIs it just me? Do you look at the unusual and exotic locations on airport departure boards? I was in Moscow Domodedovo airport looking at the domestic, departures screen and saw Simferopol. I thought, isn’t that in Ukraine? Well it was when I visited a not so long ago, but Russia recently annexed […]

Yalta…Does it matter to whom it belongs?

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Rate our ReviewsYalta was, or still is maybe, the premier destination for Russian holidaymakers from the former Soviet Union. They headed for the stony beaches of the Black Sea or the many sanitariums dotted around the area, many of these were sponsored by their workplace.

Bakhchisaray, Crimea – Uspensky Monastery … The Temple in the Rock

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Rate our ReviewsYesterday there was a television program about living in harmony with nature. The themes were constant. Save the environment! Save the planet! Go Green! Be Eco everything. Sounds great but it is not as easy as it would seem. The reality is that people compete with one another; we seem to have competition […]

Crimea – My unexpected, passionate affair !

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Rate our ReviewsIt is very easy to fall in love with beautiful places. Sometimes, you may not have ever seen the place, in person. But you have seen pictures of it and you already know, that this place will own your heart. Maybe it already does! But there are some places that are not necessarily […]