Category Archives: Central & Eastern Europe

Tallinn Cafes: Where to Find The Best Coffee in Tallinn, Estonia

I have been to Tallinn several times throughout the years. The city is ever-changing and always presents me with something new, even if I never properly explored it the way I like to explore cities until my most recent trip. I had heard that Tallinn’s coffee scene had really exploded in recent years and I […]

How to Take a Nuclear Missile Base Tour from Kyiv, Ukraine

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There are many amazing day trips from Kyiv that one can embark on and every trip offers something for various types of travelers.  If you’re into USSR history and the history of Ukraine, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this nuclear missile base tour from Kyiv.  This is a guide that details how […]

8 Fun and Easy Day Trips from Kyiv, Ukraine

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There is so much to do in Kyiv that sometimes the surrounding areas and cities stand in the capital city’s shadows.  While I love Kyiv to death, here are eight fantastic day trips from Kyiv that will allow you to see more of Ukraine in a short distance or organized trip from the Ukrainian capital […]

Slavutych, Ukraine: The Soviet City Built for Chernobyl Refugees

Housing block in Slavutych, Ukraine

I have witnessed the Chernobyl disaster go from being a globally-recognized mass tragedy to a clichéd source of trite tourism where travelers go in with their cameras hugging their hips, all ready to shoot the perfect photo (which has inevitably been taken 3,790 times already that same month) for bragging rights about how they visited such a creepy […]

Ukraine Uncovered: The Kharkiv Metro System

The Metro Systems of the Soviet Union were elaborate and a source of pride for the now exanimate nation.  Coming from a nation whose public transportation networks are so undeniably terrible, I am always impressed with Soviet metro systems as they are fast, efficient, inexpensive, and have competently served numerous cities for decades. The Kharkiv […]