Soviet nuclear submarine base, Balaklava

The harbour city of Balaklava is a part of Sevastopol, and home to a retired Soviet nuclear submarine base. At one point, everyone in the city worked at the heavily fortified facility. A few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the base was shut down and later opened to the public. Carved […]

Chersonesus Taurica

St Vladimir’s Cathedral sits centrally in the ancient Greek ruins of Chersonesus Taurica. This part of the tour happened during the part of the day when a shower and nap would be nice. At first the Black Sea is obscured and the foundations of the city are all you see. But turn the corner and  the […]

Sevastopol

Woke up on a train chugging though green countryside and the hint of a large body of water in the air. The next leg of our journey would take us to Sevastopol, a fair sized city situated in the Crimean peninsula on the Black Sea. For the next few days we’d have good tour guides, a […]