The Mother and the Monks

Day 56: 14/05/19Location: Kiev - Dubovychi, Ukraine Miles driven: 172Our morning was spent with Alan (who was also staying at our hostel) at Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Monastery of the Caves. We bought candles to light our way through the narrow labyrinthian underground passages in which dead monks have been laid to rest... Continue Reading →

A day of (radio)activity

Day 52: 10/05/19Location: Kiev - Krasnyi Rih, Ukraine Miles driven: 36Waking up in our hostel, three remarkable things had happened. Firstly, we had spent the night in a 8 person dorm where nobody snored; secondly, everyone in our dorm was up and ready to face the day by 8:30am; and thirdly, the sun was shining.... Continue Reading →

A night in the Zoo

Day 48: 06/05/19Location: Ostrytsya, Ukraine Miles driven: 80The dates for our Russian visa looming ever closer, it was time to leave Romania and make our way through Ukraine. If I am honest, my expectations were low. I envisioned lots of grey and not much else. Our borrowed Eastern Europe guidebook didn’t have much to offer... Continue Reading →

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