Ukraine Travel BlogTravel tips and resources for travellers: Travel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Ukraine
Hello and welcome to our Ukraine travel blog. You will find all our Ukraine blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Ukraine travel blog because you are considering a visiting Ukraine, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Ukraine. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Ukraine.
Even though our first trip to Ukraine was in 2015, it is a country that keeps calling us back, and we have visited many times since. Although we continue to revisit Kyiv (it’s one of our all-time favourite cities), each time we visit Ukraine, we also explore new areas of the country and, to date, we have been to 30 towns and cities in Ukraine.
Our Ukraine blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
Browse all of our Ukraine blog posts
Travelling around Ukraine by rail. Three itineraries to help you plan a trip around Ukraine by train using the best combination of routes.
Slavutych: A photographic journey through Ukraine’s ‘21st-century city’. A walk around the purpose-built city built in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster.
A guide on how to visit all seven of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine independently (by public transport and without taking a tour).
The best travel tips for Ukraine. A guide for backpacking in Ukraine on a budget with advice and resources for planning a visit to Ukraine.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Places in Lithuania and Ukraine associated with HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Where was Chernobyl filmed? Locations connected with the nuclear accident.
A guide to the best day trips to do from Kyiv (Kiev) in Ukraine including how to get there and how much time it will take.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
A guide to the best places to visit in Kyiv (Kiev). There is so much to see and do in Ukraine’s capital, but is an underrated European city.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
In Zhytomyr we noticed these Soviet-era plaques on the side of the PJSC Ukrtelecom (Ukrainian National Telecommunications Operator) building.
A travel guide on what to do in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Brutalist and Stalinist Empire style buildings are plentiful, but the city also exudes an air of elegance.
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