Soviet ‘street art’ in the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr

Deciphering the history behind Soviet-era plaques This wasn’t supposed to be a long post. Kirsty and I saw these Soviet-era symbols on the side of the PJSC Ukrtelecom (Ukrainian National Telecommunications Operator) building while wandering around Zhytomyr. We liked...

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East of the Dnipro River – Kharkiv

I could have been more sensational with the title for this series of posts on our travels in the eastern part of Ukraine. Travelling in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, What is it like to travel in Eastern Ukraine? or Is it safe to travel in Eastern Ukraine? would have made...

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Where to break the journey between Kiev and Lviv, Ukraine

Interesting places to stop on the route from Kiev to Lviv There are, of course, some great exceptions but many travel guides to Ukraine focus on Kiev and Lviv (and maybe Odessa) as if they were the only cities in the country. And to be honest, if you asked me to...

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Street Art in Thessaloniki, Greece

Whilst not a patch on the volume, quality and diversity of street art found in Athens, Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki has a good smattering of artwork and graffiti within a relatively small area. Although we didn't really stumble across anything particularly...

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St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta

Believe it or not, getting to view Valletta's St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral from within the city itself is a seriously tricky affair. It simply disappears from sight among the maze of backstreets and side alleys. But all is not lost - if you jump on the ferry to Sliema and...

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East of the Dnipro River – Dnipro (formerly Dnipropetrovsk)

I could have been more sensational with the title for this series of posts on our travels in the eastern part of Ukraine. Travelling in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, What is it like to travel in Eastern Ukraine? or Is it safe to travel in Eastern Ukraine? would have made...

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Seeking out Street Art in Skopje, Macedonia

For a city with such an eclectic mix of architecture, I was expecting a lot more when it came to street art. However, Skopje is disappointing in that respect. I’d imagined that the colourful revolution that has been simmering in Macedonia for the past few years might...

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Visiting Ukraine’s Tunnel of Love

You know when you see pictures of something and become so obsessed with seeing it, that when you finally do it turns out to be a total letdown? Or I am the only one with a serious case of FOMO? To say I was obsessed with visiting the Tunnel of Love is a tad...

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Where to break the journey between Belgrade and Budapest

Novi Sad, Subotica, Szeged and Kecskemet – four cities worth considering if you have time and want to see more of central Europe I admit that some of our Where to break the journey posts can involve a bit of endeavour when it comes to the transportation side of the...

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The Long Range Aviation Museum in Poltava, Ukraine

Off-the-beaten path Ukraine After another long spell in Ukraine (our fourth in three years), we are getting quite accustomed to tracking down quirky museums in a country that is full of quirky museums but the Long Range Aviation Museum in the pleasant Ukrainian city...

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