Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 World cup host cities - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About:

Founded in 1565, Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro and former capital of Brazil. More than 6 million people living in Rio making it second most populous metropolis in Brazil. Rio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southern hemisphere. Part of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site in the category Cultural Landscape. Rio is well known with its beaches and the world-famous Carnival.
Before start to travel to Brazil check my post - 6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil .


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Location

Rio de Janeiro is situated on the Atlantic Ocean at the entrance to the Guanabara Bay (Baía de Guanabara).
The city is divided into four major areas – Centre (Centro), North Zone (Zona Norte), South Zone (Zona Sul) and West Zone (Zona Oeste) and occupies an area of 1,182.3 sq km (456.5 sq mi).

Climate 

Rio de Janeiro has a tropical climate and temperatures, which varies according to elevation and distance from the coast. From April to December the temperatures are between 10 °C / 51 °F and 38 °C / 101 °F. During the rest of the time - between 17 °C / 63 °F and 39.8 °C / 103.6 °F.

Travel tips that you’ll find useful when you visit this place:

How to get there

  • by air
There are two airports in Rio de Janeiro:
Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) / GIG,which is 20 km/12 mi away from the city center.
Airport is served by bus transportation and of course you could take a taxi or use the services of transfers companies providing airport shuttle.
It will cost you about R$ 12 (USD 5.3) to reach the Center by bus operated by Auto-ônibus and R$ 36 - R$ 43 (USD 15.90 – USD 19) to travel by taxi.

Bus lines from and to airport:
    • Line 2018 – Rio de Janeiro Airport – Alvorada
    • Line 2101 – Rio de Janeiro Airport – Santos Dumont Airport
    • Line 2145 – Rio de Janeiro Airport – Santos Dumont Airport
    • Line 2918 – Rio de Janeiro Airport – Alvorada
The airport is just 2 kilometers / 1.2 mi from the center and gets only domestic flights from largest Brazilian cities. You can reach very fast city center by bus line 2145 or taxi, which will cost you between R$ 9 - R$ 10 (USD 4 – USD 4.5).
  • by bus
If you decide to get to Rio de Janeiro by bus, it’s good to know that the main bus terminal is in Rodoviária Novo Rio (the North Zone) and it takes some 15 minutes to get to downtown.
  • by sea
There are Ferries, which connect Niteroi to Rio. For yacht charter and sailing you could use services of International Charter Group, which operates in Rio, too.

How to Get Around

Public transport in Rio is served by buses, metro (subway) and urban trains. To get on a city bus, prepare between R$2.75–R$5.40 (USD 1.21 – 2.40 USD). It is recommended to use buses mostly by day and in the South Zone (Zona Sul) of the City.
There are two subway lines – Orange (General Osório in Ipanema to Saens Peña in Tijuca) and Green (from Botafogo to Pavuna in the northern part of Rio). One way metro ticket is R$3.20 (USD 1.40), but you can buy a rechargeable card, also.
With its 160 km (99 mi) of cycle paths, Rio offers not bad opportunities for bikers, also.
Taking a taxi is one of the good options to get around the City, because the price per km is not too high, but distances of the city are quite big, so it’s up to you to decide if you are going to use it.

World cup 2014 Stadium location

The venue for 2014 world cup is Estadio do Maracana (Maracana Stadium). The stadium will be second one in the history, which will host two World cup finals, after Azteca stadium in Mexico.

With its capacity is of 78 800 people the stadium will be the stage of six matches:
Group stage:
Match 11
15.06.14 – Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Match 19
18.06.14 – Spain v Chile
Match 31
22.06.14 – Belgium v Russia
Match 42
25.06.14 – Ecuador v France
Round of Sixteen
Match 50
28.06.14 – 1C v 2D
Quarter-final
Match 56
04.07.14 – W53 v W54
Final
Match 64
13.07.14 – W61 v W62

Maracanã is located about 5 km away from city center and 12 km from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The easiest way to reach the stadium is by subway - you have to get off on Maracanã station (metro line 2). Another way to go there is taking a commuter train from the Central do Brasil railway station and get off at station Maracanã.

Where to Stay

Recommended places to stay in Rio are located in more touristic areas and close to the beaches. You can book a room in one of the many hotels online .
If you are business traveler , you will find good accommodations in the lower Centro, but if you want to stay closer to Maracanã Stadium, there are a few affordable hotels:


Where to Eat

Good choice in Rio, if you want to try local food is "comida a kilo", where you pay the food by its weight. Other similar type of buffet lunch is - rodízio , or all you can eat. You will find also most of the world popular fast-food restaurants. Sushi is very popular food in Rio, because a lot of Japanese lives there.  And last but not least, there are many Brazilian seafood specialties in Rio’s restaurants.
A must try:
feijoada - a black bean stew filled with big chunks of meat.

What to see

It is almost impossible to make a list of all places in Rio, that worth seeing, but don’t miss the following:
Rio beaches (especially the famous Copacabana and Ipanema); Corcovado (the funicular train); Corcovado Cristo Redentor (the world famous Statue of Christ); Pão de Açúcar (the Sugar Loaf mountains) ; Monasteiro São Bento (seventeenth century monastery); Pão de Açúcar (a 396 meters rock with a amazing view of the bay); Museu Naval (Navy Museum); Museu do Carnaval (Museum of Carnival); Museu Aeroespacial (Aerospace Museum).
If you want to try something more extreme – you could try Favela (Shantytown) tours, which is a great experience but a little risky.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 World cup host cities - Salvador, Brazil

About:

Founded in 1549, Salvador is the first capital of Brazil. With its population of about 3 million people, Salvador is Brazil’s third largest city after Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The city is one of the oldest in the Americas and is also the capital of the Northeastern state of Bahia. Salvador is known as the world’s biggest African city outside of Africa, because more than 80% of its population is made up of afro-descendants. The historic center of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Before start to travel to Brazil check my post - 6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil .

Salvador, Brazil
Salvador, Brazil

Location

Salvador is situated on the Atlantic Ocean at the entrance to the Bay Todos os Santos.
The city is divided into the Cidade Alta ("Upper Town") and the Cidade Baixa ("Lower Town" – in the northwest), by escarpment.

Climate

Salvador has a  tropical rainforest climate and relatively constant temperatures throughout the year. From June to August the temperatures are between 15 °C / 59 °F and 30 °C / 86 °F. During the rest of the time - between 12 °C / 54 °F and 26 °C / 79 °F.
Travel tips that you’ll find useful when you visit this place:

How to get there

  • by air
To reach Salvador by air, you will land at International Airport Salvador / SSA, which is 28 km/17 mi away from the city center.
Airport is served by bus transportation and of course you could take a taxi or rent a car.
Here are the bus lines from and to airport:
    • 7 de Abril/N. Cidade/Canabrava – Airport (Line L302-00)
    • Airport – Campo Grande (Line 1002-00)
    • Airport – Lapa (Line 1003-00)
    • Airport – Praça da Sé (Line S002-00)
    • Airport – S. Joaquim (Line 1021-00)
    • Est. Piraja/Est. Mussurunga – Airport (Line 1332-02)
    • Est. Piraja/Est. Mussurunga – Airport (Line 1332-03)
    • Itapuã – Castelo Branco (Line L607-01)
    • Paripe – Airport (Line 1653-00)
    • Paripe – Airport (Line 1653-01)
    • Siero – Airport (Line 0410-00)
    • Siero – Airport (Line 0410-01)
    • Siero – Airport (Line 0410-03)
    • Vila Canária – Airport (Line L307-01)
  • by bus 
Salvador's long-distance bus station is in the middle of the new city, 14km from downtown. There are regular buses from all around the country and from Paraguay
I will not recommend you to use Bus for travelling to and from Salvador, because an average speed of buses is  50-60 kph / 30-37 mph, so it can take a lot time to travel.
  • by sea 
There is a new passenger terminal at the port of Salvador, which will serve international cruise ships, so it’s another (romantic) option to get to Salvador.

How to Get Around

The main transport option to get around Salvador is to travel by bus. The approximate bus fares are about R$3,00 (USD 1,3). The taxi is expensive for long distances.
It is a good news, that by the 2014 World Cup, a metro line is expected to be in operation in Salvador.
To walk around the old city center you don’t need any transport, but to get between the upper and lower town sections, take the Elevador Lacerda or the cable car – the fare is only R$0,15.

World cup 2014 Stadium location 

The venue for 2014 world cup is Fonte Nova Arena. With its capacity is of 55 000 people the stadium will be the stage of six matches:
Group stage:
Match 3
13.06.14 – Spain : Netherlands
Match 13
15.06.14 – Germany : Portugal
Match 25
20.06.14 – Switzerland : France
Match 44
25.06.14 – Bosnia and Herzegovina : Iran
Round of sixteen:
Match 56
01.07.14 – 1H : 2G
Quarter-final:
Match 59
05.07.14 – W51 : W52

Located in the Old Center (Centro Antigo) of the city, it’ll take you less than 10 minutes walking from Castro Alves square to the stadium.

Where to Stay

Nice places to stay are in Rio Vermelho, Graca or Barra. There are good accommodation options in Pelourinho and Sao Francisco also, but you should be careful at night and beware of Pick-pocketing. So I recommend you to take a taxi and not walking alone. Check also hotels In and around Salvador Historic Centre.
If you want to stay closer to Fonte Nova Arena, check the hotels below:


Where to Eat

It is considered that Bahian restaurants are among the best in Brazil. In Salvador, you will discover the South American cuisine. You will find also most of the world popular fast-food restaurants.
Here are some of the good paces to eat&drink:

  • Buffet & Self Serve - Restaurante do SENAC
  • International cusine  - Bar Zulu
  • Cafe Cafélier
  • Brazilian cusine  - Maria Mata Mouro
  • Seafood - Caranguejo de Sergipe

A must try:

  • Abara - a wrap with bean paste, dende oil and onions all cooked in a banana leaf
  • acarajé - small fritters made from black-eyed peas and onions fried in palm oil slathered with spicy vatapá (shrimp paste)
  • drink caipirinha
  • drink local beer
  • drink non-alcoholic fruit juices with local fruits such as seriguela or umbu

Bars and Nightclubs

Here is a selection of bars and clubs for the nightlife lovers:
Beco dos Artistas, Bohemia Music Bar , Zauber Multicultura, Fashion Club

What to see

Salvador is known with its numerous popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival, so you will never be bored.
Here are several popular places worth visiting during your stay in Salvador:
The historical centre; Mercado Modelo (City market); Praça Municipal (City Square); Elevador Lacerda – an elevator, which was first installed in 1610; Museu Afro-Brasileiro; Museu Náutico da Bahia (Nautical Museum of Bahia); Abaeté Park.
Good sightseeing option is Day tour of Salvador by "Salvador Bus" .

Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 World cup host cities - Sao Paulo, Brazil

About:

With its population of about 11 million inhabitants, Sao Paulo is the biggest among the host cities of 2014 football World cup. Moreover, it’s the biggest city in Brazil and number 17 in the world by population and is also the capital of the state of São Paulo. It’s the second time in football history that the city will host World cup finals, after 1950. The city of Sao Paolo includes 8 districts: Downtown, West, South Central, Southeast, Northeast, Far South, Far East and Northwest.

Before start to travel to Brazil check my post -  6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil .
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Location


São Paulo is about 70 kilometres (43 mi) away from the Atlantic Ocean. Located in Southeastern Brazil on a plateau with average elevation of 799 metres (2,621 ft) above the sea level, beyond the Serra do Mar.

Climate

São Paulo is known for its rapidly changing weather and has a humid subtropical climate. From January to March the mean temperatures are between 17 °C / 63 °F and 28 °C / 82 °F. During the rest of the time between 11 °C / 52 °F and 23 °C / 73 °F.

Here are some travel tips that you’ll find useful when you visit this place:

How to get there


  • by air

The easiest way to get to Sao Paulo is by air. There are three airports: Guarulhos International (GRU),  Viracopos International (CPQ), and Congonhas (CGH) . If you are coming from abroad, most probably you will land at Guarulhos or Viracopos International airports, but if using a domestic flight – you will use Congonhas.
There are varieties of transportation options to and from Guarulhos airport. You could reach the city by car, shuttle, taxi, subway, bus and even air taxi. For more details, please refer to the airport site transport directions section.
Viracopos Airport is connected to the major cities in the metropolitan area of Campinas via public transportation and to Sao Paolo via VB Transportation Executive Line. For details , refer to the airport site
If you land at Congonhas airport, you could reach Sao Paolo by bus, metro and taxi. For more information about transportation options, check the ‘To & From Congonhas Airport’ web site section.

  • by bus

If you decide to get to Sao Paolo by bus, it’s good to know that there are three main bus terminals in São Paulo: Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê (Tietê metro station, Blue line), Terminal Rodoviário da Barra Funda (Barra Funda metro station, Red Line) and Terminal Rodoviário de Jabaquara (Jabaquara metro station, Blue Line).

How to Get Around

The traffic in the city is very heavy, so it is advisable to use mainly metro, trains and trolleybuses to get around. There are also other means of transport, like taxi but in peak hours it is good to use it only for short distances. The approximate price for public transport tickets is R$3,00 (USD 1,3). For detailed information about Sao Paulo metro network , please check the Metro web site

World cup 2014 Stadium location

The venue for 2014 world football cup will be The Arena de Sao Paulo, also known as Arena Corinthians. It will host the Opening Match of Brazil 2014 and will also welcome five others, including one semi-final. It is located in the east of the city in the Itaquera area at about 18 kilometres from São Paulo’s city centre. You can reach it with the red metro line 3 - Corinthians-Itaquera station which is right next to the stadium. The address is: Av. Miguel Inácio Curi 111, 08295-005 Itaquera .

Where to Stay

São Paulo has plenty of hotels to offer. Good places to stay are in the areas west of downtown in the Jardins, Vila Olimpia or Itaim Bibi areas. If you plan to stay for the World cup, I have to say that there are no many hotels near the Arena Corinthians, but you could try to book a Hotel online in some of the areas given above. 

Closest Hotels to the Arena de Sao Paulo / Arena Corinthians


Where to Eat

The world famous Churrascarias is typical type of restaurant in São Paulo, where you will find a huge range of meats and cuts, served on a stick. You can eat as much as you want, paying a single fee from R$50 (USD 20) to R$120 (USD 50).

What to see

Here are several popular places worth visiting during your stay in Sao Paulo:
São Paulo's Historic Center, Avenida Paulista (Paulista Avenue), Pinheiros area, Museu do Ipiranga, Memorial da América Latina, Brazilian Grand Prix - Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo Zoo, São Paulo Aquarium, Banespa Tower.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil

The most important thing to know, before you go to Brazil is to check if you need Visa to access the country. 
If you plan to travel to Brazil for 2014 football World cup finals , check my post - Visit Brazil for world cup 2014 .
Here are some practical tips, which I hope will help you to plan your trip, but it’s better to check for more details your nearest Brazilian Consulate.






1. Visa requirements.


  • Valid International Passport;
  • Each traveler must complete their own Visa Application Form, including children under 18;
  • Payment of a fee, which varies according to the type of visa and length of stay;
  • Passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of the visa application;
  • Recent (3x4cm or 5x7cm) photo on white background;
  • Children under 18 unaccompanied by parents or guardians must bear an authorization form signed by both parents.

For Spanish Citizens:
  • valid passport;
  • round trip ticket (the return date must be indicated on the ticket);
  • proof of sufficient financial resources for subsistence for the length of their stay in Brazil. This amount should correspond to at least R$ 170.00/day and demonstrated, for example, by presentation of a major credit card with the latest statement of account for verification of the credit card limit;
  • for those staying in a hotel: a document proving payment of hotel reservation; or
  • for those staying in a private residence: invitation letter from an individual resident in the Brazilian city of destination informing the period of stay of the Spanish tourist, signed by the  declarant  and certified by a Brazilian notary public, and accompanied by proof of residence issued to the declarant. (Note: Since there is no specific form for the invitation letter, a statement by the interested party containing the information above shall suffice).

  • Business travelers must present documentary evidence of the activities to be performed in said capacity during their stay in Brazil; otherwise they will receive the same treatment as tourists.

Citizens of the following countries don't require entry visa for stays of up to 90 days:
  • Andorra,
  • Argentina,
  • Austria,
  • Bahamas,
  • Barbados,
  • Belgium,
  • Bolivia,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Chile,
  • Colombia,
  • Costa Rica,
  • Croatia,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Denmark,
  • Ecuador,
  • El Salvador,
  • Finland,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Great Britain,
  • Greece,
  • Guatemala,
  • Honduras,
  • Hungary,
  • Ireland,
  • Iceland,
  • Israel,
  • Italy,
  • Liechtenstein,
  • Luxemburg,
  •  Macau,
  • Malaysia,
  • Malta,
  • Mexico,
  • Morocco,
  • Monaco,
  • Namibia,
  • Norway,
  • New Zealand,
  • Netherlands,
  • Panama,
  • Paraguay,
  • Peru,
  • Philippines,
  • Poland,
  • Portugal,
  • Republic of Guyana,
  • San Marino,
  • South Africa,
  • South Korea,
  • Slovakia,
  • Slovenia,
  • Sweden,
  • Switzerland,
  • Suriname,
  • Thailand,
  • Trinidad and Tobago,
  • Tunisia,
  • Turkey,
  • Uruguay,
  • Venezuela
  • Vatican.

Citizens of the following countries require an entry Visa:
  • Afghanistan,
  • Albania,
  • Algeria,
  • Angola,
  • Antigua and Barbuda,
  • Armenia,
  • Australia,
  • Azerbaijan,
  • Bahrain,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Belarus,
  • Belize,
  • Benin,
  • Bosnia,
  • Botswana,
  • Brunei,
  • Burkina Faso,
  • Burundi,
  • Cambodia,
  • Cameroon,
  • Canada ,
  • Cape Verde,
  • Chad,
  • China,
  • Comoros,
  • Congo,
  • Cook Islands,
  • Cuba,
  • Cyprus,
  • Democratic Republic of Congo,
  • Djibouti,
  • Dominica,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • East Timor,
  • Egypt,
  • Equatorial Guinea,
  • Eritrea,
  • Estonia,
  • Ethiopia,
  • Fiji,
  • Gabon,
  • Gambia,
  • Georgia,
  • Ghana,
  • Grenada,
  • Guinea Bissau,
  • Guinea,
  • Haiti,
  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Indonesia,
  • Iran,
  • Iraq,
  • Ivory Coast,
  • Jamaica,
  • Japan,
  • Jordan,
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Kenya,
  • Kiribati Islands,
  • Kuwait,
  • Kyrgyzstan,
  • Laos,
  • Latvia,
  • Lebanon,
  • Lesotho,
  • Liberia,
  • Libya,
  • Lithuania,
  • Macedonia,
  • Madagascar,
  • Malawi,
  • Maldives,
  • Mali,
  • Malta,
  • Mariana Islands,
  • Marshall Islands,
  • Mauritania,
  • Mauritius,
  • Micronesia,
  • Moldova,
  • Mongolia,
  • Mozambique,
  • Myanmar,
  • Nauru,
  • Nepal,
  • Nicaragua,
  • Niger,
  • Nigeria,
  • North Korea,
  • Oman,
  • Pakistan,
  • Palestine,
  • Papua / New Guinea,
  • Qatar,
  • Romania,
  • Russia,
  • Rwanda,
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
  • Santa Lucia,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Senegal,
  • Seychelles,
  • Sierra Leone,
  • Singapore,
  • Solomon Islands,
  • Somalia,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • St. Kitts and Principe,
  • Sudan,
  • Swaziland,
  • Syria,
  • Tajikistan,
  • Tanzania,
  • Togo,
  • Tonga,
  • Turkmenistan Islands,
  • Tuvalu,
  • Uganda ,
  • Ukraine,
  • United Arab Emirates,
  • USA,
  • Uzbekistan,
  • Vanuatu,
  • Vietnam,
  • Western Samoa,
  • Yemen,
  • Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro,
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe.

2. Driver's License.

Tourists with a foreign driver’s license are authorized to drive in Brazil when their stay is less than 180 days.
Drivers must bear a valid foreign driver’s license and identification document.
For longer stays, drivers must get a Brazilian driving permit corresponding to their foreign one.
Foreign tourists driving in Brazil must comply with Brazilian laws.

3. Currency and Exchange.

The currency of Brazil is the Real (R$).
Dollars and travelers checks can be exchanged at banks, travel agencies  and authorized hotels.

4. Vaccination.

Yellow fever is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes and it is  recommended to get vaccinated against it at least 10 days before  traveling to certain places.
Brazil requires an international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever for tourists from some countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela , Zaire.
It is important to remember that almost the entire Brazilian coast is considered disease-free. This area goes from Rio Grande do Sul to Piauí, with the exception of northern Espírito Santo and southern Bahia.

5. Emergency Numbers.


  • Fire Department 193
  • Civil Defense 199
  • Police 197
  • Military Police 190
  • First Aid 192

6. Voltage and standard electrical outlet.

Voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V 60Hz as follows:

  • 110V:
Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

  • 220V:
Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Ceará, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo,  Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Paraíba,  Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia,  Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sergipe, Tocantins.


Wish you a good trip !

Monday, March 10, 2014

How to spend 5 hours in Sevastopol, Crimea

In one of my previous posts - How I got to Sevastopol (Севастополь), Ukraine (Україна), I told you about how I traveled to Crimean Peninsula and Sevastopol in particular. In this post I'll share with you what I saw for an afternoon in this Black Sea city.
Sevastopol region occupies the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula, bordering on the north-east by Bakhchisaray district, on the south-east - the Bolshaya Yalta and on the west and south by Black sea. There are 4 administrative districts on the territory of Sevastopol region: Balaclava, Gagarin, Lenin, Nahimovskiy.
Artbuhta in Sevastopol - view from the sea
Artbuhta in Sevastopol - view from the sea 
Sevastopol scenery includes numerous bays, deep ravines and mountain valleys. Within the region there are more than 30 bays. The largest of them are: Sevastopol bay, Yuzhnaya bay, Streletskaya bay, Kruglaya bay, Kamyshovaya bay, Kazach’ya bay and Balaklavskaya bay. Sevastopol Bay and Yuzhnaya bay divide the city into North, South and “Korabelnaya “ side.
Docking ships in Pivdenna bay
Docking ships in Pivdenna bay 
It turned out that the hotel where I was staying  is far from the city center, but despite the busy schedule I decided to spend an afternoon walking around Sevastopol. There are two options to get to downtown - a taxi for about 10-15 € or bus for about 1 €. Taxi will save you about 10 minutes, but you will not be able to mix with the local people and feel the atmosphere more closely.
A nice place with view of Pivdenna bay
A nice place with view of Pivdenna bay
I started my little tour from the junction of "Velyka Morska" St. and "Admirala Oktyabr's'koho" St. I went on "Suvorova" St. and down to the "Pivdenna Bay ( Pivdenna Buhta) " , enjoying the view of the bay and docking ships. I continued along the bay in the direction to the "Monument of Admiral Nakhimov". 
Afghanistan war memorial - Sevastopol
Afghanistan war memorial - Sevastopol
So, unnoticeably I was in front of The Black Sea Fleet Museum . The entrance fee for the museum is about 2 €. Museum is not large, and it took me less than an hour to see it. The exposition is about the Naval history and I saw rare books, awards weapons, ship models, documents, unique paintings and battle flags. If you are interested in military history and navy, this is one of the places that you have to stop in Sevastopol.
The Black Sea Fleet Museum
The Black Sea Fleet Museum
When I finished with the museum, I went to the harbor (Hrafska Prystan) to take a guided boat tour in Sevastopol Bays, where the Russian and Ukrainian Black Sea Fleet is based. You could find more details in my post - Must sea in Sevastopol - The Black Sea Fleet or watch videos I made. 
Sevastopol - port entrance
Sevastopol - port entrance
After the tour around the bay, I walked near "Prymorskyi" Blvd. and Artillery Bay (Artbuhta). There is a wonderful Panorama of the Sevastopol port entrance with its Monument to the Scuttled Ships, which were sunk during the siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War. 
The area near Primorskyi blvd.
The area near Primorskyi blvd.
Artillery bay, Artbuhta - Sevastopol
Artillery bay, Artbuhta - Sevastopol
The area around Artbuhta is a very pleasant place to walk , where there are numerous places to eat , enjoying the great views of the bay. This is the place where you can try the traditional “Kvass”, right on the street.
Street vendors selling Sevastopolskiy Kvass
Street vendors selling Sevastopolskiy Kvass

Ukrainian non pasteurized beer
Ukrainian non pasteurized beer
If you love dolphins, you may visit also the Sevastopol Dolphinarium, which is located on the Artillery Bay Coast. The entrance fees were:
  • Adult - 8 €.;
  •  Children (from 5 to 14 years) - 4 €;
  •  Photos with dolphins: your camera - 8 €, dolphinarium’s camera – 12 € and 16 €;
  •  Swimming with dolphins: 47 € for 5 minutes.
Sevastopol dolphinarium
Sevastopol dolphinarium
Basically, that was all, I was able to see for one summer afternoon in Sevastopol.
If you have such short experiences in this place, please share it in the comments below.