After Donetsk we went to the city Yalta on Crimea. Yalta is a seaside resort next to the Black Sea that for decades has been a popular holiday destination. Today there are mostly Ukrainians, Russians and others from the former Soviet Union who visit Yalta. A few westerners also come here but they are easily outnumbered by the Russians.
A port city along the coast of the Black Sea, Samsun is located between two rivers, Kizilirmak (the Red River) and the Yesilirmak (the Green River), both of which were crossed during my drive through Samsun. The River Mert, which meets the sea in Samsun, was another river we crossed.