Category: Yalta – Things to See & Do

October 29, 2008

Livadia (White) Palace, Yalta Conference, Yalta

Anyone interested in WWII history would have heard of the Yalta (or Crimean) Conference.  It was here at the Livadia Palace that Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to negotiate how post-war Europe  was to be carved …

October 26, 2008

Chekhov's House – Yalta

The Russians have likened Anton Chekhov to the Shakespeare of Russia.  Anton Chekhov was born on 29 January 1860 in Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia.  He started writing as a young student …

October 25, 2008

Things to do in Yalta – Cable car ride

When we were doing our trip out to Livadia Palace, we saw these colourful cable cars criss-crossing each other in the skyline.  We subsequently found out that the base station was just opposite from where our boat …