Category Archives: Ukraine

Impressions from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk.  Or is it Dnepropetrovsk?  The locals spell it the latter.  But in light of recent events, I feel ever-so-compelled to spell it with an ‘i’ and not an ‘e’.  Having to give actual thought to something so seemingly petty really spotlights what has occurred in eastern Ukraine (okay, all of Ukraine) over the past few […]

2 Weeks in Ukraine Itinerary: A Detailed Guide For First-Time Visitors

2 Weeks in Ukraine Itinerary: A Detailed Guide For First-Time Visitors lviv ukraine

Ukraine is, without a doubt, an up and coming travel destination within Europe.  This post is a Ukraine itinerary for two weeks for people visiting the Eastern European country for the first time.  It will include stops in the capital city, Kyiv, as well as stops in three other cities I think are worthy of […]

14 Best Things to Do in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s Hip Second City

Gorky Park Entrance

Kharkiv is Ukraine’s second-largest city and one that just does not get the recognition it deserves from international travelers. This is a guide to the best things to do in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The moment I stepped foot in Kharkiv, I knew I was going to love the city and that it would become one of […]

16 Things to Do in Lviv, Ukraine: A Complete 2-Day Itinerary

It’s no secret that Ukraine is one of my favorite countries, if not my absolute favorite country. This is a post about how to spend 2 days in Lviv with the best things to do in Lviv, Ukraine for the first-time traveler.  The Lviv itinerary is written by Ukrainian sisters, Inessa and Natalie, and it […]

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 […]