we are in Evpatori on the west coast of Cremea. it's a big change for me here. the people don't greet us or respond to our greetings as they did in Italy, Greece and Turkey. we are taking a direct route to Kahovka (Valentina's home town) because there's an important part on the tricycle that sounds like it's ready to break and we've already used up all the spare parts. we want to arrive in Kahovka by our own power. it's very hot and humid so our pace is slow. we hope to arrive home in five or six days.