Why I loved . . . Ukraine

I loved the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea for many reasons. The southern coast is protected from the cold northern winds by the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains. Full Story
Ukrainian Peasant

United States

#1 Jan 6, 2008
Forgive me, please, but your geography is incorrect. The weather in Crimea has almost nothing to do with the Carpathian mountains.
First, the prevailing winds are from the South, so these winds coming off the Black Sea touch Crimean the cliffs first out of all places in Ukraine.
The further Eastern peaks of Carpathian mountains are located in Romania 600 km straight West. They arc to the North and West almost 1000 km distance through Northern Romania, through a very small part of Ukraine, across Southern Poland and into Slovakia and Czech Republic.
So that would be like saying that your Great Lakes have a profound impact on the weather in Florida because they add moisture to the winds from the East.
Anya

London, UK

#2 Jan 6, 2008
That's beautiful!!!!!!
Jampa

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 6, 2008
Crimea has its own mountain chain that protects it from northern winds.
Vlad

UK

#4 Jan 7, 2008
In Crimea Crimean Mountains not Carpathian
Vlad

UK

#5 Jan 7, 2008
Typical American approach, no knowledge but lots of enthusiasm, and its works. I love... America!!!
Krishnamurty

Toronto, Canada

#7 Jan 7, 2008
Here is a really interesting video of the "eyes of the storm"
Ukrainian Sky Black Sea Storm
Black Sea Storm december 2007, the eye of?
anonymous

Pleasanton, CA

#8 Jan 7, 2008
Geography is kinda mixed here. Carpathian Mountains are far away from Crimea
Jampa

Toronto, Canada

#9 Jan 7, 2008
Jampa wrote:
Crimea has its own mountain chain that protects it from northern winds.
See map of Crimea:
http://encarta.msn.com/map_701511899/Crimea.h...

South shore is protected by mountains.
Bear

Klamath Falls, OR

#10 Jan 7, 2008
Grumpy Old Fart wrote:
I'll break wind anywhere I want to break wind! I do it to make you smell better along with this stupid useless smelly article.
Come on now. This is an innocuous article. Sure the geography is a little mixed but so what. Many people get their mountains mixed. Especially when the mountains are thousands of miles from their home.
There is no reason for you to post such disgusting tripe (except that maybe you have never grown past the "anal stage") Your "potty humor" is both repulsive and not needed.
I have not been to the Crimean ( Crim acording to my wife) but hope to visit it this summer. If I make it I will tell you about it later.
Living in Crimea

Simferopol, Ukraine

#11 Jan 7, 2008
Geography is a little mixed up but his feeling was right. I am an American, living in Simferopol, between Yalta and Sevastopol for the past ten years. Crimea is very beautiful, but the weather is quite unpredictable. You never really know what the Black Sea has in store for you. I do a lot of fishing and boating in both the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, form Kirch to Yalta, to Sevastopol, to Odessa. I have a wonderful life.
Anya

Sheffield, UK

#12 Jan 8, 2008
To Vlad:Actually what the author meant to say was:the Carpathian mountains slow the cold temperatures coming from the north and help Crimea stay warm.Whoever published this article changed nearly everything the author wrote on the 1st place.His geography's fine.And it's nothing to do with enthusiams or american knowledge.Typical russian approach towards americans.G bless you!!!
Bill

Hallandale, FL

#13 Jan 9, 2008
Common Sense, now that is good to experience anywhere from an american or anyone else, thanks. Hope I run into you during my spring trip to Simferopol/Maroipol this year. An American living in Miami.
Living in Crimea wrote:
Geography is a little mixed up but his feeling was right. I am an American, living in Simferopol, between Yalta and Sevastopol for the past ten years. Crimea is very beautiful, but the weather is quite unpredictable. You never really know what the Black Sea has in store for you. I do a lot of fishing and boating in both the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, form Kirch to Yalta, to Sevastopol, to Odessa. I have a wonderful life.
Bear

Klamath Falls, OR

#14 Jan 9, 2008
I see that the post administrator has removed Grumpy Old Farts obscene entry. Good Show! I am glad to see that there are some limits to what can be posted. Now lets clean up the dozens of terrible things posted on the Thread of "Confrontations"
Stefan

Saskatoon, Canada

#15 Jan 10, 2008
Bear wrote:
I see that the post administrator has removed Grumpy Old Farts obscene entry. Good Show! I am glad to see that there are some limits to what can be posted. Now lets clean up the dozens of terrible things posted on the Thread of "Confrontations"
Good luck with that!

I recommend that we just trash the entire posting. It's nothing but a collection of hate mail.

Ever wonder why the Balkans has always been considered a powderkeg?
Brandy Wilson

Michigantown, IN

#16 Feb 1, 2008
This is an amazing photo. It looks like the castle is just barely supported!

“Foresttoday”

Since: Dec 06

Portland, Oregon

#17 Jun 11, 2008
I happen to have a website based upon the Southern Crimean Shore, that includes, Sudak, Yalta, and Sevastopol to name a few. The weather is excellent and from what little time I have spent swimming in the Black Sea it is sort of like the temperatue of Bath water. If you would like to take a look at my websight and see some interesting photographs of this area, go to www.naturetwotours.com . My wife was born in St. Petersburg, but was moved to Odessa as a very young lady and then to Zaporozhye. I have only been to Ukraine 5 times, and I have never found anything that I disliked about the country. Well, I was a little neverous in the early 1990's with all the armed security forces in every hotel and on every street corner, and oh yes, I had to check my passport at the front desk of each hotel. Thank God all that is gone. All I can say is if you want to learn more about a wonderful country's culture, history, beauty and couisine, Visit Ukraine!! soon as the inflaton range is quite high these past two years.
Swandiver

Toronto, Canada

#18 Jun 11, 2008
Foresttoday wrote:
I happen to have a website based upon the Southern Crimean Shore, that includes, Sudak, Yalta, and Sevastopol to name a few. The weather is excellent and from what little time I have spent swimming in the Black Sea it is sort of like the temperatue of Bath water. If you would like to take a look at my websight and see some interesting photographs of this area, go to www.naturetwotours.com . My wife was born in St. Petersburg, but was moved to Odessa as a very young lady and then to Zaporozhye. I have only been to Ukraine 5 times, and I have never found anything that I disliked about the country. Well, I was a little neverous in the early 1990's with all the armed security forces in every hotel and on every street corner, and oh yes, I had to check my passport at the front desk of each hotel. Thank God all that is gone. All I can say is if you want to learn more about a wonderful country's culture, history, beauty and couisine, Visit Ukraine!! soon as the inflaton range is quite high these past two years.
Looks very interesting. I will check with my partner if we should visit on our next stopover to India.

“Foresttoday”

Since: Dec 06

Portland, Oregon

#19 Jun 12, 2008
Bear wrote:
I see that the post administrator has removed Grumpy Old Farts obscene entry. Good Show! I am glad to see that there are some limits to what can be posted. Now lets clean up the dozens of terrible things posted on the Thread of "Confrontations"
Thanks Bear, I too have had a couple of posters removed due to their idiotic languages, there really is no reason for posters to loose their sense of responsibility and their dignity. Thanks again, you are a class act.
Bear

United States

#20 Jun 12, 2008
Foresttoday wrote:
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Thanks Bear, I too have had a couple of posters removed due to their idiotic languages, there really is no reason for posters to loose their sense of responsibility and their dignity. Thanks again, you are a class act.
Thanks for the kind words my friend. Also for the URL for your website. I am going to look at it with my wife. Soon we will visit Ukraine for 2 months. When we are not too busy spoiling our two grandbabies maybe we can get to the Crim. You also are a class act. Maybe sometime we can actually meet in person since we both live in Oregon.

“Foresttoday”

Since: Dec 06

Portland, Oregon

#21 Jun 13, 2008
Bear wrote:
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Thanks for the kind words my friend. Also for the URL for your website. I am going to look at it with my wife. Soon we will visit Ukraine for 2 months. When we are not too busy spoiling our two grandbabies maybe we can get to the Crim. You also are a class act. Maybe sometime we can actually meet in person since we both live in Oregon.
Have a nice weekend. I am also a Boy Scout master, and a ministry leader of only 3 ministries now, it was 6 last year.:-) If you are in Eugene, I am in St. Helens and I get into Eugene about 12-20 times a year. I think a lot of the Ukrainians have a better handle on our language than Americans do.:-) My wife by the way is from Zaporozhye, where the Cossack started. Talk to you again I hope.

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