Ukraine was our home for two weeks. We used this time up in the most efficient way, and did not skimp on anything – we usually ate lunches in bars, men tasted different wines every day, and I was stuffing myself with lots of chocolate. The average cost of this trip per person was little more than 1300 PLN. The […]
It is worth to visit Ukraine
Our Ukrainian journey started at the beginning of April 2013, and before we came back from it I knew, that I would put a report on it on my travel blog. “We”, because four people took part in it – our two trusted friends, my now husband and myself. With amusement we called it our Honeymoon journey, since shortly after our return we were getting married. Personally, before going to Ukraine I learned little about it. Maybe a bit thanks to that Ukraine was a very positive surprise in every respect: natural wealth, people, cuisine, and culture. And besides, it proved to be very cheap! Traveling to Ukraine was like hitting the jackpot!
A walk in Chersonez in Sevastopol
Several friends told us chilling stories proving that Ukraine is dangerous. I believe that isolated cases of crime eagerly publicized by the media are not a reliable indicator of the safety of the country – and I was correct. Ukrainians are people willing to help (disinterestedly!), talkative, open, and friendly. Sometimes they start to talk to somebody, because they are curious about the world, and especially Poland, because they have distant family there, and contacting that family is often difficult.
Ukraine is not only about the Ukrainians. It is also beautiful, untouched by human hand natural spaces and landscapes, such as the Grand Canyon of Crimea and Crimean mountains. It is the architectural monuments, and beautiful cities like: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Sevastopol, Bakhchisaray, Feodosiya, and many others. It is rich cuisine, which was impacted by the Russians and Tatars. In this amazing atmosphere everyone will find something worthy of interest. Feel free to read and explore :)
Silver Streams Waterfall, The Grand Crimean Canyon
Although the day was quite chilly, Lviv’s welcome was very warm and sweet. But before we let ourselves fall into Lviv’s chocolate embrace, we went to the hostel where we stayed at our first visit to leave our stuff there. We were also hungry, so we immediately began searching for a good place to eat a great meal. Polytechnic in […]
After a short flight, we landed in Kiev. Unfortunately, we had no chance to spend in the city more than 12h – in the evening we had a train to Lviv. For this reason we decided to use this time as efficiently as possible, so we started to explore the Ukrainian capital from the old town. Monument of Yaroslav the […]
In the end, we left our courteous hosts in Koktebel and went to Feodosiya. Genoese Fortress of Caffa interested us the most. Almost in no time we got to the town. From the bus station we started looking for a way to get to the fortress. The map in our GPS was not of much help, but the locals advised […]
Our trip from Alupka did not go as smoothly as we expected. It turned out that our friendly and sympathetic landlady is at the same time meticulous. When we gave back the keys to the apartment, she asked one of us to go with her, and she checked the apartment with him. We assume that it was for the good […]