Wednesday, May 06, 2015
My Alphabe-Thursday (5th), the letter "Y" — Some places I've been starting with "Y"
- No Countries (Yemen is the only country beginning with "Y" and we haven't been there). No States at all begin with "Y".
Yaroslavl, Russia -- We stopped off at Yaroslavl, on the Volga River, on our Moscow to St. Petersburg Viking River Cruise.
Yalta, Ukraine -- We visited Yalta in August, 2013, on our Venice to Istanbul to the Black Sea and back to Athens, Greece Pacific Princess Cruise (link). Yalta's city population is 80,500 but the metropolitan area population is about 139,500.
- We docked at Yalta in the morning of August 16, 2013. After breakfast we boarded a bus and headed for the Livadia Palace outside Yalta. We traveled a little over an hour to get there. It was there that the 1945 Yalta Conference was held by the big three leaders to discuss post warm WWII, plans to rebuild Europe.
Following are some pictures. On this cruise, our daughter, Karen, and our four-year-old grand-daughter, KP, came along with us. KP loved the kids' program that Princess had for them.
Mrs. Jim likes clocks, especially older ones. and has several in her collection. She liked this one. I am not sure if it was there for the Conference or if it was added later as room furniture.
Our ride back to Yalta was uneventful. We traveled down the coastal road and the scenery was beautiful. There were some old mansions along the highway and the road was great.
We took a short excursion ride through town and over to the ship where we had lunch before going out for the afternoon.