Ukraine Archives

Ukraine Archives

Say Агов (Ahov) to Ukraine!

With a tourism industry devastated by the war in the east, a massive section of Ukraine is still open for business, and ready to welcome tourists interested in digging beneath the headlines to discover this lovely country.

We spent three months in Ukraine in 2016, exploring the edgy and beautiful capital city of Kyiv for a few days before heading west, and basing ourselves in the charming city of Lviv for the rest of our time. We also visited the countryside around Lviv, taking a ‘Golden Horseshoe’ tour to see some of the villas in the area.

Beautiful, confusing, and ripe for people who want to understand more about a complex political situation, Ukraine is ready to delight those willing to give it a chance!


Posts About Ukraine

  • Is Ukraine Safe for Travellers? — A first-impressions post about how we felt arriving in Kyiv, and what it’s like to travel in a country that’s at war with Russia.
  • Hotel Spotlight: 11 Mirrors Kyiv — If you’re up for a bit of a luxurious treat while in Kyiv, this is the place to do it. Plus, Ukraine offers awesome value for those travelling on the dollar, euro, or pound, making this less of a splurge than you might expect.
Ukraine travel thoughts

Closing Thoughts on Ukraine: It’s Complicated

If Ukraine was a relationship status update, it would surely be ‘it’s complicated.’ My thoughts on Ukraine after spending 3 months there. (If you’re just looking for Ukraine travel advice, you can check out our Lviv City Guide, Lviv Restaurant Guide, Ukrainian Castles post, or Is Ukraine Safe for Travel post). There’s an elderly woman I know

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Lviv Ukraine City Guide

Things to Do in Lviv: Lviv City Guide & City Break Itinerary

Lviv City Guide: The best things to Do in Lviv, Ukraine, plus practical travel info and Lviv travel tips.  Disclosure: This Lviv Ukraine Guide contains affiliate links. That means we may earn a small commission when you use the links on this site to book a hotel, buy your travel insurance, etc.. You don’t pay anything extra. If you’d

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Lviv Golden Horseshoe Castle Tour

Castles of Western Ukraine: Visiting Lviv’s Golden Horseshoe in Autumn

Castles of Western Ukraine: Visiting the Lviv Golden Horseshoe Castle as a day trip from Lviv, including Zolochiv, Pidhirtsi and Olesko Castles. Disclosure: This Ukraine Castle Tour Post contains affiliate links. That means we may earn a small commission when you use the links on this site to book a hotel, buy your travel insurance, etc.. You don’t

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Lviv Restaurant Guide

Masochism, Bunkers & Putin Beer: 5 Strange Restaurants in Lviv Ukraine

5 strange restaurants in Lviv Ukraine: A masochism-themed bar, a brewery with Putin d*ckhead beer, a war bunker pub, and more…there are many strange restaurants in Lviv Ukraine. 1. Masoch Café (Serbs’ka 7) A bar/café, but mostly a bar, this spot is dedicated to Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch, an Austrian writer who was born in

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Hotel Spotlight: 11 Mirrors Design Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine

  After a few weeks in Budapest, we were excited to get a move on and explore a new country neither of us had been to before: Ukraine! To be honest, we had no idea what to expect of Kiev, and felt a mostly comfortable mix of nervous-excitement the night before our flight. On the

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Kyiv Ukraine Church Sunburst