Category Archives: Central & Eastern Europe

Thoughts and Photos from My Time in Chernobyl and Pripyat

My first trip to Ukraine was all the way back in 2011.  I say ‘all the way’ back because, unless you have been ignoring all major world news in recent years, you surely have heard about the revolution that took place in Ukraine and is still unraveling today.   Ukraine in 2011 is a very […]

Inside the Abandoned Red Cross Hospital in Dnipro

I knew very little about Dnipro (formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk) before heading there despite trying to actively seek information about the Ukrainian city.  One thing I did know, however, was that the city was littered with abandoned buildings (in Russia and some of the CIS countries, they refer to urban exploration and the interest in […]

Kherson, Ukraine: I’ll Take French Fries With a Side Order of Corruption, Please

Kherson, Ukraine: I'll Take French Fries With a Side Order of Corruption, Please hotel fregat

I assume that 99% of you reading this aren’t travel bloggers.  And I assume that most of you haven’t been to Ukraine, but found this post, or any of my other Ukraine posts merely out of curiosity about the mysterious Eastern European country.  This blog has elatedly promoted several cities in Ukraine over the years […]

Impressions from Zaporizhia, Ukraine

Zaporizhia, Ukraine Lenin Prospekt

Zaporizhia, Zaporozhye, Zaporizhzhya.  I typically spell cities on this site according to what people are searching for on Google, not how I would normally spell it on an everyday basis.  As it turns out, no one is searching for Zaporizhia.  Made that one easy… Zaporizhia is a city in the Zaporizhia Oblast in eastern Ukraine. […]