Top tips for a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine

If you're planning a trip to Kyiv, here are some tips I hope will help you on your journey. Arriving / departing: Travelling with Ryanair? Then you'll be arriving/departing from the old Borispol F terminal that has not much in the way of facilities. At the time I was there for departure (June 2019) there was limited… Continue reading Top tips for a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine

A week in Kyiv – Day 7

Our last full day in Kyiv! Where did the time go? We should have been more rigorous with our mornings and done less sitting around the apartment. Oh well, you can't travel back in time, but you can travel to Pochaina metro to visit Petrivka market. Petrivka market is mostly about books; literature, scholastic, stationery,… Continue reading A week in Kyiv – Day 7

A trip to Chernobyl part 2 (A week in Kiev day 3)

After a rough night's sleep (our fan broke so the room heated up quickly, and then the dogs started...), down to the bar for breakfast at Hotel Desiatka: mors, bread and coffee (two options - "with milk or without"). And three fried eggs. Well, protein is important to keep your strength up in a radioactive… Continue reading A trip to Chernobyl part 2 (A week in Kiev day 3)

Trip to Chernobyl part 1 (A week in Kiev day 2)

No, I haven't seen the TV series (yet), thanks for asking. But having many times seen the haunting pictures of the city of Pripyat, abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, we could not resist the chance to take a tour to see the place for ourselves while on our trip to Kiev. We chose… Continue reading Trip to Chernobyl part 1 (A week in Kiev day 2)