Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine’

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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Top 10 Unusual & Different Things To Do In Kyiv

Kyiv Forest Tram April 30, 2017

With Eurovision just around the corner, if you’re lucky enough to be coming to Kyiv, Ukraine you’ll be looking for things to do whilst here. Searching on other sites for things to do mostly comes back with a list of the many wonderful churches of Kyiv (which you shouldn’t miss), but here’s my alternative list […]

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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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Gara Concept Store – For Fun, Not Profit

Gara Concept Store January 21, 2017

One of the presents I was given for Christmas this year was a map of 100+ cool places in Kyiv and yesterday we decided to visit some of them. We were walking through the city and I checked the map and found a listing for a concept store with a note saying I needed to […]

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Top 10 Best Things to Do in Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa, Ukraine September 4, 2016

As many of you will know from my previous posts, I like to travel to Ukraine in any season of the year from the freezing winters to the scorching summers. For 6 weeks of this past Summer, I rented an apartment in Kiev again to escape the unpredictableness of the British summer. For a week […]

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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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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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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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