UKRAINE


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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An A to Z of Ukraine

Ukraine Travel Inspiration from A to Z Last weekend we got back from Ukraine. It was our fourth trip to this eastern European gem in three years and this time we spent six weeks travelling to 18 towns and cities (15 that were new to us). At a very rough estimate, we...

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Back in the U.S.S.R. …

An admiration for unapologetic monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era in the former U.S.S.R. If I could go back in time with the express purpose of just purely travelling, I would choose two periods. The first would be the early to mid-seventies....

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Ukrainian Bangers and Beauties

And why we are thinking about buying a Lada... Hello, I’m Mark and I’m an Ladaholic. I’ve decided I am officially obsessed with photographing Ladas and other retro-style cars that date back to the Soviet-era. Ukraine is one of the best places to see them in their...

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