Tony Goes Global

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Winter in Odessa

As I write this the weather has taken a change for the better. It’s about 4deg today, which is positively tropical considering what it has been like. Where I come from in England, the...

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Slavske

Over Christmas, Katya and I decided to go on a trip around Ukraine, with our final destination being Slavske in the Carpathian mountains. First we went to her home city of Nikolaev or Mykolaiv...

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Teaching English

If somebody had told me a year ago that today I would be teaching English in a foreign country, I would have laughed in their face. A year ago I was trying to write...

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Krakow – Poland

A belated post about my time in Krakow. Travelling from Lviv to Krakow was my first time using Blablacar. I was a bit skeptical about it but the ride couldn’t have gone smoother and...

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Lviv – Ukraine

Lviv was very different to Odessa and Kiev. In fact it didn’t even feel like I was still in Ukraine. The city had a very European feel and was relaxed and friendly. Most people...

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Kiev – Ukraine

A little delayed but here’s a post about my time in Kiev before Christmas. I had 2 choices to get from Odessa to Kiev, train or bus. I chose the latter and was about...

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Odessa – Ukraine

I wasn’t really intending to go to Ukraine. Partly because of the political climate and partly because I wasn’t sure if it would be safe for a Brit. Well I’m very glad I did...

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Moldova

The night train to Moldova The journey from Bucharest to the Moldovan capital Chisinau was my first time on a sleeper train! I had read lots of bad reports on this train, from the...

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Transylvania – Romania

Brasov My journey to Transylvania was pretty painless apart from getting ripped off by a taxi driver in Bucharest, they are such dishonest people! The trains in this part of the world are so...

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Bucharest, Romania

I’ve been a bit lapse with the blog lately whilst I work on other things. I’m currently in Ukraine but over the past few weeks I visited Romania, Moldova and Transnistria. Arrival I travelled...