Tagged: Travelling

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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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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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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...

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Sofia, Bulgaria

The last time I was in Sofia was on a skiing trip with my secondary school. I remember it well, Bulgaria was still a communist country back then and there were lots of scary...