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Remembering Yalta

Yalta is an important setting in the new novel The Wittenbergs by Sarah Klassen. I just finished reading it and it brought back memories of our stay in Yalta a couple years ago.

Dinner in A Turkish Restaurant

Dinner in a Turkish restaurant

Yalta is on the Black Sea

Yalta is on the Black Sea

Musicians on the Yalta Promenade

Musicians on the Yalta Promenade

Checking out Anton Chekov's House

Checking out Anton Chekov’s House

Waitresses laughing at Dave who asks them for help in his search for the best holopchi

Waitresses laughing at Dave. He asked for help in finding the best holopchi in Yalta

Churchill, Roosevelt and Lenin met at Lavadia Palace in Yalta to reorganize post-war Europe

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met at Lavadia Palace in Yalta to reorganize post-war Europe and figure out who would govern Germany in February of 1945

Dave forced me to make a loser sign over Lenin's head or he threatened that he wouldn't take anymore photos on our Ukraine trip

Dave forced me to make a loser sign over Stalin’s head or he threatened that he wouldn’t take anymore photos on our Ukraine trip

People watching on the beach in Yalta.
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Outside Massandra Palace

Outside Massandra Palace

Hugging one of the giant redwoods planted by Governor General Michael Vorontsov

Hugging one of the giant redwoods planted by Governor General Michael Vorontsov

Trying nine of the fifty five wines made at Massandra Winery

Trying nine of the fifty five wines made at Massandra Winery

Woman looking out to sea

Woman looking out to sea

My review of The Wittenbergs

Other posts about our travels…….

Kayaking in Laos

India Assaults the Senses

A Walk in New York

Dancing in Shangri-La

Akaka Falls in Hawaii

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