Category Archives: Ukraine

Kyiv Accommodation Guide: Where to Stay in Kyiv for All Budgets

two days in kyiv itinerary (or one day in kyiv)-7

I have had a long and tumultuous relationship with Kyiv accommodation throughout the years. After several strings of bad luck with bad hotels in Kyiv, I finally have found some places I trust and love.  This is a guide of where to stay in Kyiv for all budgets.  Kyiv Accommodation Guide: Where to Stay in […]

A Travel Guide to Soviet Dnipro, Ukraine

Old Circus building in Dnipro, Ukraine

Most travelers familiar with Eastern Europe are aware that the farther east you head in any of those countries, the more ‘Russified’ the place becomes.  This doesn’t necessarily stand true for Central Europe or the Balkans, two regions often classified as Eastern Europe (and it kind of bothers me), but rather for Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltics, […]

Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine: Quick Travel Guide to a City You Know Nothing About

Kryvyi Rih has always been on my Ukraine travel list.  In fact, I have almost traveled there on two different occasions prior to my actual trip there a little over a month ago.  The problem with the industrial, Eastern Ukrainian city is that it really isn’t a tourist hub.  But then again, neither was Dnipro.  […]

A Travel Guide to Soviet Kharkiv, Ukraine

Derzhprom in Kharkiv, Ukraine from a Soviet Travel Guide to Kharkiv

I remember the moment that I booked that train to Kharkiv from Kyiv’s central station.  I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but I knew I had wanted to head east and Kharkiv just seemed like the obvious option.  I booked my ticket a few weeks in advance on the ‘fast train’, but I never […]