Tag Archives: Kiev

Kiev Monastery, Ukraine

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!    

My European Capital Ranking – 20 to 16

In to the top twenty in my ratings. To be honest there is a very thin line between them and a great time is pretty much assured in all of these fine cities. 20 Bucharest Bucharest scores great points for the huge municipal building (Palace of the Parliament), the worlds second biggest public building after the […]

Friday Photo – 22

Today’s photo is a giant metal statue that looks over Kiev in Ukraine. Officially she is called Mother Motherland, but locals and visitors alike know her more by her nickname of Iron Tits!!

Champions League

Following up from my Manchester post yesterday, City have drawn Dynamo Kiev in the first knock-out round. I was in Kiev in 2011 as part of a train trip that took in Budapest, Bucharest, Moldova, Crimea and Ukraine – you know where you can read all about it! (On The Beaten Track). The Champions League […]

Wilbur Arrival By Train, Yerevan, Armenia From Batumi, Georgia

Travels In Eastern Europe

Exciting news! I made the deal to publish my new book last night so should be on for the spring. It will be an approximately 300 page paperback and an e-book. Now time to crack on with final editing, cover design, picture selection etc. I will keep the website posted with progress and also post […]