So much in my head, so much to tell. Will try to break it up into a few posts, I think. My dear friends from
Despite this questionable beginning, the three of us had a great time exploring a bit of
The next day we explored Simferopol—my library, a museum on the history of Simferopol (which much to my dismay once again disregarded the history of the Crimean Tatar people), a walk along the river and around the center, trying to locate the Jewish library which turned out to be closed and which no one on the street seemed to know much about (or else they didn’t understand my Russian—highly likely!). The following day, Wednesday, we headed out to Bakcheseray, my favorite place to take visitors as it is the location of both the
Thursday we decided to head down to
We made it down to Yalta later in the evening via bus, found our lovely apartment, strolled along the crazily crowded (Yalta in the summer) seaside boardwalk, and ended up having a pretty good dinner (by our vegan seeking standards) on a restaurant built on a pier over the sea. The next day we went to
So that was the Crimean tour of Joan, Sylvia, and Barb. What a treat to share this beautiful and historic land with two of my oldest friends. I have realized that Crimea is not at her best in the summer because how overrun she is with tourists from the rest of
On to the next post and our adventures in Belarus.