UKRAINE


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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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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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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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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Inside the Palace of Pioneers in Dnipro, Ukraine

And on becoming Architect Tourists … What are the Palaces of the Pioneers? Take what we commonly call a Youth Centre, supersize it and give it a Soviet makeover and voilà, you have the Palace of the Pioneers. Like the Scouts, the Pioneer movement was set up as an...

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Street Art in Kiev: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour of murals and street art in Kiev, an open-air art gallery. Street art in Kiev is big and bold and in your face. Of all the cities in which we’ve seen street art, I don’t think many any compare with Kiev in terms of the scale and volume of...

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Alternative Kiev: the State Aviation Museum

Exploring off the beaten track Kiev: A trip to the Aeroplane Museum Even if you’re not into aircraft and all other things aeronautical, the State Aviation Museum is a brilliant place to spend a couple of hours if you are in the Ukrainian capital and looking for...

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Alternative Kiev: The Expocenter of Ukraine

Off the Beaten Track Kiev Historically, I can’t provide you with too many facts about the Expo Centre in Kiev. I know its correct name is the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG), that it was constructed between 1952 and 1958, and was originally known as the...

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Slavutych: A Walking Tour in Photos | Ukraine

A photographic journey through Ukraine's ‘21st-century city’. What is Slavutych? Slavutych is a purpose-built city in the north of Ukraine, that was created to house civilians evacuated from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. It is situated 200km directly north of Kiev,...

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Alternative Lviv, Ukraine

Off the beaten track Lviv - what there is to see and do … Without question, the Old Town of Lviv, Ukraine’s premier tourist attraction, is one of the prettiest in Eastern Europe but if you’re looking for ornate churches, interesting museums and attractive market...

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