We found a place to stay in Sevastopol through the usual route: not hotels.com, but rather a phone call from D's cousin's wife's mother to her friend's neighbor. Ah, Ukraine. You just have to be here or it doesn't make sense.
|but we got to stay in this living room for $10 a day and made a new friend.|
|we stayed on the top floor!|
|I tried to convince D to walk around Victory Park (Парк Победы) but he wasn't game. Instead we sat on a bench near this monument, ate a snack, and found a really nice man to ask for directions to Khersones.|
the ancient Greek city of Khersones.
|The ruins surround St. Vladimir's Cathedral.|
|Ah, the Black Sea. In January.|
|The sand is made of tiny shells!|
|I think this was a copy but you can still view the originals in a protected area|
|More Black Sea. In January. Take that, Alaska!|
|Can you believe how clear the water is?|
|This beach was made out of smooth pebbles and sea glass. I was kind of hoping to find an ancient coin hidden among the stones, but no luck.|
|Everyone's favorite spot for a picture.|
|St. Vladimir's Cathedral again.|
|You can go inside and tour if you'd like!|
Because of its military history, there are lots of war memorials and monuments placed throughout Sevastopol.
We made numerous attempts to visit a mysterious place called "The Panorama", involving a crazy steep walk up a crazy steep hill, but the stars never aligned. (It turns out D has been trying to visit this place his entire life, but every time he tries, The Panorama is closed or something something something...) Instead we settled for a ride on a nearby Ferris wheel and a ten-dollar visit to a terrarium.