Tagged: Travel

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Travel problems

The last few weeks have been plagued by travel problems and setbacks.  Problems with border guards, landlords, illnesses, money and sinks. Currently I’m in Mykolayiv, Ukraine but let me take you back to the...

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Getting married in Ukraine

In the past 3 years I’ve suffered from depression, quit my job, left my country and trained as an ESL teacher. Now to top it all off, I’ve got married. Two and a half...

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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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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...