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Home, England - 20th May 2011

By: Gizalba

Hello everyone! I was at the bottom of a toy box this afternoon, and although I had lots of friends there, we were all rather sad. We weren't wanted by our past owners anymore, so in this shop we sat and waited hoping that we would one day be adopted and given a new home were people would love us again. Countless times a human would come along and rummage through our box, and we would see other toys come and go. Then today my time had finally come! A hand inspected a few other toys before reaching me and I was lifted out of the toy box! I felt bad leaving the others, but they were happy for me and shouted goodluck. I really hoped I'd been chosen by a nice human.

Then another bear from the window joined me. I'd never spoken to the window crew before, and us box toys were allways jealous that those guys were special enough to see out. But this grey bear was lovely and made me feel less alone and scared on the trip to our new home.

Robbie (the grey bear) and I were chatting about our experience of being a homeless toy when another bear came along and welcomed us. This bear was called Mishuta and told us that he didn't live here, he was just visiting before jetting off to his next destination. He was a toyvoyager! I'd never heard of that word before, but it sounded fantastic. Then my new owner told me that I too would become a toyvoyager after she had spent some time with me here first. And so my travel blog was created, and here I am :)

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* Posted May 25, 2011, 6:41 pm Last edited Aug 2, 2011, 2:41 pm by Gizalba [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Walton Hall Gardens, England - 25th May 2011

By: Gizalba

Today I went on my first adventure with my new family. It was _Mishuta_ Albus Star and me. We went to a mini zoo and I was a bit dissapointed that there were no Giraffe's. Maybe one day I will meet one :) We did get to see a beautiful peacock though and climb trees. We also played on the playground where I rode a horse! Okay, he was pretend, but still ;) Then we went for a walk and I found a nice picture of a bird painted onto a trunk-like bench.

Bye bye for now, Mirembe

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* Posted May 26, 2011, 9:53 pm Last edited May 27, 2011, 12:58 am by Gizalba [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hudderfield, Bradford, Warrington, England - 14th June 2011

By: Gizalba

I haven't updated for a while so I will fill you in on my last week. On friday we went to visit my host's friend in Bradford but the train stopped off at Huddersfield on the way. We saw a nice statue at Huddersfield train station, and there was a lion on one of the rooves of the nearby buildings.

When we got on the next train it was really quiet so us TVs escaped the bag and went a bit crazy. I gave PinkyHH a piggback ride along the chairs  :D Then we got all interlectual and read some newspapers, although I'm not very good at reading... Pinky said she could read upside down!

When we got to Bradford there was a friendly boy called Tristan who wanted to help us with our photos. And one of the cats gave me a kiss!

Ooh, in the morning of our trip to Bradford we also said goodbye to Mishuta :( We helped him into his envelope and wished him look, it is sad to see him go but I know he will have a great time on the rest of his travels.

Today Buzz Bluejay arrived which was very exciting, I think he will be fun to be around :)

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* Posted Jun 14, 2011, 8:32 pm Last edited Aug 27, 2011, 8:49 pm by Gizalba [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Wigan, England - 18th June 2011

By: Gizalba

Today it was lovely and sunny so we went to visit a town near where my own lives. There was a nice church and some flower beds for us TVs to play in! I loved the colours. There was also a strange statue of a massive face!

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* Posted Jun 26, 2011, 8:28 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Home, England - 23rd June 2011

By: Gizalba

Finally it is time for me to go off into the big wide world! I am rather nervous because I am scared of ending up back in a charity shop, but I hope my future hosts will take good care of me. Hearing Pinky's awsome travel stories was reassuring though, so I am excited too :) Her, Edelweiss and Buzz gave good-bye hugs and then it was time for me to crawl into my envelope. Hopefully I will see you again one day mum, when I am a wise and matured giraffe! xxx

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* Posted Jun 26, 2011, 8:45 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kiyev, Ukraine - 3rd July 2011

By: Katusha

Hi Mommy! It's me!!! I'm OK and feel myself very good! This morning I finally arrived to my destination point!  :D

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I looked out warily...

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It was quiet on the outside...

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But suddenly somebody appeared in front of me!!! :cyclops:

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It was so unexpected, that I was frightened and climbed back into the envelope! "Oh, my God!" - I thought, -"what a shaggy fright!"

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Then he began to pull me out! Can you imagine this?! "It's an impudence!" - I was shocked.

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But when I looked closely at him, he turned out just a little brown bear and wasn't so terrible. :rolleyes: He waved to me and said: "Hi!" It was MokoMoko.

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MokoMoko showed me his surprise, that he made with his mommy specially for me! This was so nice! There and then I forgot about all anxieties and calmed down.

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I got our presents from the envelope. And showed them to MokoMoko. He was delighted and viewed everything very long time.

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And certainly began to taste anything he could get. These bears! :D

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Then Moko offered to make tea with all sorts of sweeties.

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He opened red bilberry jam. Oh, it smelled very pleasantly! And honey. And when tea was ready, we began the sumptuous feast in our cosy little gathering :)

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xx By Mom! I'll write you soon!

* Posted Jul 3, 2011, 9:39 pm Last edited Jul 3, 2011, 9:44 pm by Katusha [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kiyev, Ukraine - 9th July 2011

By: Katusha

Hi! It's me again! Do you miss me. mom? I do :rolleyes: But there is no need to be sad, I think. Better I'll tell you about our yesterday walk. ;)
In the evening we were at the centre of Kiyev, we had not a lot of time to view it adequately, but somewhere we visited.

It's an Independence Square - the main square of Kiyev and Ukraine on the whole. Great place! In the centre you can see an Independence Column. At the weekends and holidays this road, which you see at the forefront, is closed for cars and becomes to big pedestrian road.

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We didn't take pictures of the other side of square, because it was in shade at that time. We decided to do this another time.
So this is the main post office of city (on the right side). Very big building!

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I saw several fountains here and even one artificial waterfall. They are not very big, but nice. It's one of them. Looks like a giant dandelion!  :D

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Also at the square there are many interesting monunets ant sculptures. This is sculpture of cossack Mamai. My host didn't know - was he a real person or just a popular hero, but we liked him and his war-horse!

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Do you think, that this is a real double decker bus, mom? Maybe it was some time. But now it's just a ticket office.  :D

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Then we walked at adjacent streets. There were many beautiful buildings here. Katusha said - it's a pitty, that today this architectural style is not so popular. Formerly each house had its own character.

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Next interesting thing that I saw was - flower clock on the lawn. So big!

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It's another one little bit of Independence Square. We took a picture ot temperature. It was +21C.

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Also I want to show you one more fountain. It is decorated with statues of three brothers Kie, Schek, Horiv and their sister Libed. Very strange names were in ancient times. B) Sister's name is more clear at least. It comes from the russian word "lebed' " (swan). They were the founders of the city.

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That is all as yet. Than we got a real hungry and run home :stare:
It is me in the underground escalator.

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Bye-bye, mommy!


* Posted Jul 9, 2011, 12:19 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Feofaniya Park, Kiyev, Ukraine - 10th July 2011

By: Katusha


It's me, it's me! Hello! Today was very sunny day and we visited Feofaniya Park. It is very big. And so my walk was very interesting. I don't want to tire you with long tellings, anyway you can see all my today's adventures.

That's how I traveled. Very comfortable way! :D

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It's a cloister in the distance.

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My little halt on the bench :)

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There are severel ponds in the park. Some people bathed in this ponds and we were envious a little.

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Sun-bathes on the bank of little artificial creek -

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Oooh! I saw a tadpole in the water!  :stare:

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Some berries..

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Also there were many strange things in this park. Such this -

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Or things that are not working. Such this well -

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or that hive -

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But you know - I had nothing against, that bees were not at home :D

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On the whole I liked Feofaniya Park. Because here you can feel calmly yourself after noisy city.

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xxx Bye, Mommy!

* Posted Jul 10, 2011, 8:12 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Host house, Kiyev, Ukraine - 14th July 2011

By: Katusha

Hi!
I just want to tell, what happened today! It was the real downpour! :o With thunderclaps and lightnings! Scary a little, but when you sit at warm home, it is even interesting to watch through the window.

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We even had time to photograph one lightning. Not very bright, but I like it.

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And when rain was over, I saw rainbow! It was very nice and meant, that everything will be ok now.  :rolleyes:

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By, Mommy! I'll write you soon!


* Posted Jul 14, 2011, 5:51 pm Last edited Jul 19, 2011, 8:01 pm by Katusha [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kiyev, Ukraine - 16th July 2011

By: Katusha

Hello! It's me again! Today was very saturated day! This morning we decided to visit something new. Before our trip we certainly had a breakfast. It was bilberry breakfast :rolleyes:

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My host mixed bilberries with sour cream and sugar for me. And with curds and sour cream for MokoMoko. It's his favourite.

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Mmmmm! It was very tasty and we ate it all!

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Then MokoMoko went to sleep in front of TV, "to provide myself with fat" as he said. Maybe he is preparing for winter, as all bears. And I with my host went for a walk. Because we are not so lazy-bones.  :p

It's me in the underground.

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We arrived again to the Independence Square. From there was the beginning of our today's route.

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Very amusing sculpture - two street lamps on the date.  :D

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Then we went up to the street.

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To the next square. There were very beautiful churches.

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It's the monument to princess Olga, Kiril&Mefodyi (founders of slavic alphabet) and some Saint at the left.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Then we came to the beginning of Andreyevskyi Slope - one of ancient and popular tourist's streets in Kiyev. Just at that time here were several weddings. They like to be photographed here.

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There are many booths of souvenirs here.

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We didn't come down the end of Slope. And turned to the side street.

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Here we saw great panorama.

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And found an apricot-tree at the precipice.

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Apricots were ripe and we tasted some. :rolleyes:

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Then we came to the amazing place. Very multicoloured place.

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Also there were many little man on pillows!

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And "Girl with puppies" fountain.

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And the little Prince statue.

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And one more foutain with zebras huging one another :D

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Houses here were very old.

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All in all everything was very interesting for me. Then we turned back home. And saw people plaing with frisbee on the way. I want to try someday too :rolleyes:

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That's all my day, mommy. Today I saw many wonderful things and places and I content with my trip!

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xx Bye!




* Posted Jul 16, 2011, 10:00 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Host house, Kiyev, Ukraine - 19th July 2011

By: Katusha

Hi, Mommy! Today I was an artist a little! :rolleyes: And MokoMoko too. At first we just watched. This picture will be for our host's Mom, as Katusha said. She can paint flowers not very well. But her Mom likes lilac. So we tried to paint something like lilac. :cyclops:

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MokoMoko suggested, that he can be a manager of this operation. Generally he likes to pose himself as some bigwig. It's very funny to wach him at this time. So pompous little bear! :D

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I liked to be a painter!

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Then we decided to do a break, while our host put colours away. And found cherry-plums on the window-sill.

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Our Mister manager shared cherry-plums. Sharing was not quit right, as I suspected. But it was not a malicious intent.

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Soon he understood this and shared anew. And said, that he sometimes makes mistakes in a round things count. With others counts everything is ok.  :D

Then we helped my host to cook fried zucchini.

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We sliced it at first.

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And rolled in flour with spicery. And fried these circles, which then sprinkled with a dill. :rolleyes:

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It was so tasty!

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So you see - I'm ok, Mom!
xx Bye!

* Posted Jul 19, 2011, 9:20 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kiyev, Ukraine - 24th July 2011

By: Katusha


Privet! (it's "Hi" in russian). Yesterday we went for a walk to the river-boat station! We came to the station Pochtovaya Square. (Postal Square) at first.

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Then got to other side of street. There was excellent view to the embankment and Dnepr (main river of Ukraine).

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Apricot trees on the river bank.

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There are many pleasure boats and motor ships here.

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They travel back and forth with excursions.

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I meet interesting couple. Fishing is their hobby.

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Then we went to the funicular (cable railway) to get up to the top. This is an entrance.

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There were many peoople for some reason, but we didn't wait for a long time.

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It's me on the top. Lifting was very short, but I liked it. And we cut a big detour down.

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It's an installation - funicular in miniature.

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I liked little tram most of all!

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Then we met a folk singer. She was playing the pandora (ukraine folk instrument) and singing some sad song.

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Haha! I even saddled a lion! That was just a fountain, but a lion nevertheless.  :cyclops:

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It's Khrescatik - the main street of Kiyev. Very busy.

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This is cinema ("Kiyev" ). It is one of the oldest movie theatres in a capital.

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After our walk we were very tired and hungry. And went to my host's favourite cafe near our house.

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It's not very big, but comfortable.

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That was my yesterday. Bye, mommy!
your Mirembe

* Posted Jul 24, 2011, 1:15 pm Last edited Aug 9, 2011, 10:46 am by Katusha [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ordjonikidze, Crimea, Ukraine - 1st August 2011

By: Katusha

Hello!

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I didn't write so long. Sorry, mom! There was no time to tell something about my adventures. And we haven't good internet connection here. At home speed is very low and I can't upload photos. Now I'm in i-net cafe and can show you some of my adventures.
Last three days we were at the seaside. In Ordjonikidze. It's a little settlement in the east of Crimea. Very beautiful place! My host was here first too.

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So many sea-photos. It's because the Black Sea and Crimean mountains - main sights here.
Oh, this is very funny passengers on a motorcycle. We went by them every day on the way to the beach.

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Sunset.

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Mountainsides again.

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Our city at 6 am.

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Me and MokoMoko. We became good friends in this time. I don't think how we will part with each other. Not for a while yet.

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On the beach.

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Window in our room.

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In the last day we met dawn. And sea was especially beautiful. That were great three  days!

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Bye-bye!

* Posted Aug 2, 2011, 6:45 am Last edited Aug 9, 2011, 10:45 am by Katusha [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


on the way home, Crimea, Ukraine - 5th August 2011

By: Katusha

Hi! Today we left Ordjonikidze and went home. It was sad a little to go away. But then, when we went out from a bus, we met so nice pony near the bus stop. He was very friendly. And cheering up :D Also right here I saw a stork's nest. They looked like a real birds from a distance ;)

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Bye-bye!

* Posted Aug 9, 2011, 10:42 am Last edited Aug 9, 2011, 11:47 am by Katusha [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine - 6th August 2011

By: Katusha


Hi, Mom! I was in the city today. Simferopol is the capital of Crimea. It's not very big. My host lived here several years before removing to Kiyev. There are many tourists in summer here. And a lot of foreign students from China, India and african countries all year long.

This is Crimean Dramatic Theatre.

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Monument to Alexander Pushkin.

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We came at a little book store and bought beautiful post cards for postcrossing. With famous crimean sights.

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And got a little thought from the big cup with useful advices and thoughts. It says: "The only one thing that can happen with me today - it's a one another fantastic passing day." If Katusha translated right.

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And I think our day was really great.

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Not very good focus, but you can see, that this building with only one wall.  Very old wall :cyclops:

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Well, that was my day in Simferopol.
Bye!

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