Tag Archives: Ukraine

Sub Standard 

Having suffered an excruciating arrival into Sevastopol by overnight bus from Odessa followed by a stressful two hours trying to secure train tickets to Lviv a few days hence and finally taking 90 minutes to find a hotel with vacancies, we would finally have a fabulous treat in store. After recovering with a late breakfast […]

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 […]

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, which form the basis of my second published work ‘On The Beaten Track’, available as an e-book download or a printed tome from Amazon. In all the book gives an account of over 15,000 track kilometres in the region, with a […]

Euro 2016 Day 12

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Euro 2016 Day 7

Day 7 Results: v England 2 v v

Euro 2016 Day 3

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On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe Free Sampler Download Link

Now available to download from Lulu Publishing (see Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog) or Amazon as a colour e-book or black & white paperback. Over 500 pages for just over £3 (ebook download) Read the Opening chapters for free by downloading ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’, from Smashwords. See My Book Extracts […]

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!!

A-Z April Challenge – Odessa

Hamish & I arrived in the Crimean city of Odessa in 2011 by train from Moldova. The intention was to take an overnight train onto Sevastopol, but we had stumbled across some sort of public holiday and all trains were full for the next three days. With heavy heart, we purchased tickets for the overnight […]

Friday Photo – 15

One of the things that I have noticed on my travels in Eastern Europe is the propensity for men to play board games out in the open. This photo was taken in Lviv, Ukraine and shows the park benches occupied by men playing chess. It was serious stuff too with clocks used to limit time […]