Kamyanets-Podilsky – Ukraine’s Hidden Gem

The medieval town in Central Ukraine that’s missing only one thing - tourists… I don’t believe in sticking up a load of photos, accompanied by the minimum of text and telling the reader that they must go to such and such a place simply because it’s awesome and I’m...

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Where to break the journey between Kiev and Odessa in Ukraine

Uman, Vinnytsia (Vinnytsya) and Zhytomyr - three cities worth considering if you have time and want to see more of central Ukraine It’s easy to travel directly between Ukraine’s capital and the Black Sea city of Odessa. In a private car, the 474km distance can be...

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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Top Reasons to Visit Ukraine Right Now

Just some of the reasons you should consider Ukraine as your next travel destination ...  We have been to Ukraine twice in two successive years (2015 and 2016). During our first visit in September 2015 we only spent time in the capital, Kiev and the western city of...

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Pripyat: Photos from Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Haunting photographs from our visit to the abandoned town of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone .... Thirty years on Most people of a certain age have heard of the Chernobyl Disaster, often referred to simply as 'Chernobyl', the name of the nuclear power station...

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2015: A Review of our Travelling Year in Photographs

A Review of 2015: Our Year of Travel in Photographs When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives. In November we celebrated a milestone: our seven year travelversary. Yes, it really has been seven years since...

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Discovering Lychakivske Cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine

Graveyards aren't normally top of our ‘to do’ list when discovering a new city, but the Lychakivske Cemetery in the Ukrainian city of Lviv is right up there with Highgate Cemetery in North London, La Recoleta in Buenos Aires and Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris and...

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