Category Crimea

Monday Morning Blues – The Black (Blue) Sea in Sevastopol

I took this picture in 2011 whilst visiting Ukraine. A lovely September day when Crimea was firmly part of Ukraine.

The Khan's Palace, Bakhchysarai, Crimea

Ukraine Tour 2011 Part 4 – Bakhchiseray & Sevastopol

Continuing the recount of my tour of Ukraine over a decade ago. See my previous posts from Odesa, Sevastopol Arrival and Balaklava. Khan Do Attitude Bakhchiseray is a stop off on the main line from Sevastopol to Simferopol in Crimea. Back we went to the scene of the previous day’s hell. I was pleased to […]

Ukraine Trip 2011 – Part Two, Sevastopol Arrival

In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Odessa to Sevastopol by Bus […]

Odessa Port View From Potemkin Steps

Ukraine Trip 2011 – Part One, Odessa

In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Train Journey: Chișinău to Odessa, […]

A-Z April Challenge – X Is For eX-Submarine Base In Balaclava, Crimea

Balaclava Submarine Base Museum

My Forthcoming Book Extract Three – On A Tram In Odesssa

To set the scene, Hamish & I were headed to the bus station with dread in our hearts as we were booked on an overnight bus to Sevastopol due to all the trains being fully booked……… The tram ride to the bus station was hell. The tram was as packed as before, but this time […]