Category Ukraine

Monday Morning Blues – The Black (Blue) Sea in Sevastopol

I took this picture in 2011 whilst visiting Ukraine. A lovely September day when Crimea was firmly part of Ukraine.

The Khan's Palace, Bakhchysarai, Crimea

Ukraine Tour 2011 Part 4 – Bakhchiseray & Sevastopol

Continuing the recount of my tour of Ukraine over a decade ago. See my previous posts from Odesa, Sevastopol Arrival and Balaklava. Khan Do Attitude Bakhchiseray is a stop off on the main line from Sevastopol to Simferopol in Crimea. Back we went to the scene of the previous day’s hell. I was pleased to […]

Submarine Base Entrance Balaclava, Crimea, Ukraine

Ukraine Trip 2011 Part 3 – Balaklava in Crimea

Continuing our wonderful trip to Ukraine from over ten-years ago. Picking up where we left off, we had at last found a hotel in Sevastopol after a horrid overnight bus journey from Odesa, followed by a frustrating time at the train station trying to procure train tickets to Lviv. The Balaclava Hemet A sixty-minute kip […]

Ukraine Trip 2011 – Part Two, Sevastopol Arrival

In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Odessa to Sevastopol by Bus […]

Odessa Port View From Potemkin Steps

Ukraine Trip 2011 – Part One, Odessa

In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Train Journey: Chișinău to Odessa, […]

Monday Morning Blues – Odessa Train Station in Ukraine

The Black Sea port city of Odessa was my entry point into Ukraine in 2011, arriving by train from Chisinau in Moldova.

Monday Morning Blues – St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev in Ukraine

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 4 – Ukraine v England

The big one for this Englishman takes place in Rome tonight. Ukraine Lviv is a very agreeable small city in the west of Ukraine, close to the Polish border. We travelled there on a marathon 27-hour train journey from Sevastopol via Simferopol in the Crimea in 2011. It was actually to be a venue city […]

Submarine Base Entrance Balaclava, Crimea, Ukraine

Euro Match Day 17 – Ukraine v Sweden

The final match of the round of 16 takes place in Glasgow. Ukraine The ex-nuclear submarine base in Balaclava in the Crimea was such a secret that the town of Balaclava did not appear on maps and even the families of engineers, scientists & technicians who worked there had no idea that the base existed! […]

Zell am See, Austria

Euro 2020 Match Day 11 – Ukraine v Austria

We kick off in Bucharest with both teams in with a shout of qualification. Ukraine Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a vast monastery complex in Kiev. We spent over three-hours exploring in 2011 and could have spent many more quite easily. Kiev has many fine churches, with a gold dome seemingly obligatory. Austria Last time we […]