Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Year in Review – My Life in 2017

Miffy Pedestrian Crossing December 31, 2017

I’m writing this from Kyiv, Ukraine where I came this new year to experience a magical white Christmas with natural snowfall and a nice Christmas mood, but alas the weather has failed me and I arrived only to rain. We’re due to fly to Bukovel on Monday for my second time skiing, so I’m hopeful […]

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9 Odd and Unusual Things About Ukraine From an Englishman’s Perspective

Ukrainian Car and a Camel March 17, 2017

After spending much time in Ukraine, here’s some odd and unusual things I’ve observed in everyday life here from an Englishman’s perspective. If you are Ukrainian, don’t take it too seriously! 1. People Don’t Speak Ukrainian Based on a logical conclusion, you’d assume Ukrainians should speak Ukrainian. While this is partly true, it seems to […]

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Radisson Blu Resort – Hotel Review in Bukovel, Ukraine

View from Radisson Blu, Bukovel February 3, 2016

When you think of hotels in Ukraine, you’d be forgiven for imagining them all to be in soviet styling with dated décor and poor service. Whilst it’s true that in almost every city in Ukraine there is at least one such a hotel, there are also some real gems to discover such as Radomysl Castle […]

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Year in Review – All the best things from 2015

Radomyshl Castle January 5, 2016

As everyone else in the UK is going back to work this week, I’m here in another cool apartment (with a jacuzzi under the bed!) in Kiev, Ukraine writing my annual year in review post, well my second at least. This year I’ve travelled to less places than last year, however I’ve still managed to […]

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My journey so far mapped on Google Earth

My Journey So Far April 3, 2015

On my quest for all things travel and technology, I decided on this rainy Good Friday to take some time out and have a look at where I’ve been over the past 2 years. The result of this is the map above or you can view a bigger version with labels here. While many people […]

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Year in Review – What I remember from 2014

December 31, 2014

Twas the night before Christmas New Year, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. As I’m sat here in this cosy apartment for New Year in Copenhagen, I’ve been thinking about the past year and all the amazing places I’ve been, seen and things I’ve done. I’ve spent […]

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Chernobyl – Nuclear Tourism

December 12, 2014

After visiting Ukraine 4 or 5 times previously I had already seen the most interesting cities and places of interest. All that was left was the east which is currently under a territorial dispute and Chernobyl, the site of the nuclear disaster in 1986. I’d read previously in Dom Joly’s Dark Tourist book about his […]

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Amsterdam – In a trance

September 17, 2014

It was late January when I decided I wanted to do something different for my birthday, so I asked my friend if she wanted to go with me to Amsterdam to help me celebrate. February soon came and we met each other at the airport in Amsterdam on the 14th of February of all days. […]

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Kiev – A village within a city

August 13, 2014

I’ve been to Kiev before (or Kyiv as locals pronounce it), but that was two years ago. Since then, it’s all kicked off in the country and an uprising began in November 2013 to change the situation and dethrone the corrupt government. Lots of terrible deaths happened here as you’ll have witnessed on the news […]

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Magaluf – Not all bad

August 10, 2014

I’m usually a fan of city breaks rather than lazing about on the beach, however it was summer and I’d already had my fair share of city breaks already this year after visiting Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona among others so I decided to try something different and visit Majorca. I went many years ago as […]

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