Category Archives: Ukraine

18 Awesome Places to Visit in Ukraine (That Are Not Kyiv or Lviv)

Chernivtsi, Ukraine railway station

There is no shortage of amazing places to visit in Ukraine.  Most of us that have traveled the country extensively know this.  Unfortunately, not everyone has had the opportunity to visit Ukraine beyond Kyiv and Lviv and I think that they absolutely should! So, I asked a group of travelers where they want you to […]

How to Get From Boryspil Kyiv Airport to the City (Kyiv Airport Transfers)

How to Get from Kiev Airport to City Center Guide (Transfers)-13

One question I see over and over is how to get from the Boryspil Kyiv Airport to the city center.  It threw me for a loop for years and sometimes still does!  This guide will hopefully help you find a comfortable way from the airport to Kyiv.  It contains options for the airport train, bus, […]

Duga: The Russian Woodpecker inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The Soviets never did anything in an unostentatious manner.  Not even radars that were supposed to be kept a secret from the rest of the world.  Such is the case with “Duga” (meaning “arc” in English), commonly known as the Russian Woodpecker. I have long had a desire to travel to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. […]

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 […]