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A May 2006 trip to Yalta by mairi

Quote: My experiences of beautiful Crimean coastline
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The first description about this accommodation that caught the eye was a statement that the "water supply is guaranteed non-stop." Seems odd in the modern world, but apparently there used to be quite large water shortages in Yalta during the hot summer months, when rainwater collected in the mountains drained up. The hotel rooms were clean and spacious, a small TV showed a variety of Russian and Ukrainian programs (none of which I could understand), three meals (served at common canteen across the street) didn't leave anyone hungry--even though the quality of food was sometime questionable (soviet school training comes in handy). The most positive aspect was the central location, the beach was ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 23, 2006

Sanatorium Kiev
Morskaya Str. 1
Yalta

Yalta Open-Air Market

Attraction | "Yalta main market"

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At first it seems you can find anything at this market, from underwear to fresh fish and DVDs. Unfortunately, when I tried to find something local (aside from food products) I was disappointed to find mainly Chinese produce, so I was forced to leave without any Crimean/Ukrainian memorabilia.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 23, 2006

Yalta Open-Air Market
Centre of City
Yalta, Ukraine

Uspenian Monastery

Attraction

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An active monk monastery, just out of town, uphill. Beautiful monastery buildings are half carved into the stone walls, and spread across the valley sides. You can visit the monastery only if appropriately dressed--men must wear long trousers, and have their shoulders covered; women must have a long skirt (no short skirts, shorts, or trousers!), and their shoulders and head must be covered.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 23, 2006

Uspenian Monastery

Yalta, Ukraine

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