UKRAINE


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’. Where 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. 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. Flares and dodgy...

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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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Kamyanets-Podilsky – Ukraine’s Hidden Gem

The off-the-beaten-path medieval town in Central Ukraine that’s only missing 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...

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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 UkraineIt’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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