Visit the castles around Lviv, Ukraine: 1-day road trip from Lviv

If you are in Lviv for more than a couple of days, please make the effort to visit some of the castles around Lviv. There are agencies offering such tours as a 1-day trip from Lviv. If you are staying in Lviv for more days, check out the places and things to do in Lviv. … Continue Reading

Why do you need to visit Lviv, the western city of Ukraine

Lviv is a wonderful mix of all the Central European cultures, having influences from the German, the Austrian, the Polish and of course, the Russians. But what comes out of such a history? That’s why you need to visit Lviv, to understand it. Ever since I visited Ukraine in 2018 for the first time, I … Continue Reading

How I spent 7 days in Athens, Greece

The story of 7 days in Athens. It was not planned, but I’m glad we made it through it all safely. It was a nice July evening, I was home alone and kinda bored. As I struggled to fall asleep, I decided not to try anyone. Opened my laptop, ran into that Ryanair email about … Continue Reading

A Chernobyl roadside picnic and the appeal of dark tourism

Chernobyl, the location of one of the most horrifying disasters in human history is today a thriving tourism destination. Just why are tens of thousands of people visiting the terrifying site every year? And what does this say about our human nature? Chernobyl’s introduction into the tourism circuit The fate of the city of Chernobyl … Continue Reading

Sarmizegetusa Regia – The Cradle of The Dacian Civilisation

Sarmizegetusa Regia is the place you need to see in Romania if you are passionate about the ancient civilizations. Some travel websites resemble it to the English Stonehenge. It’s a place which made it to the Unesco cultural sites. I admit it didn’t make it on my must-see places at first, but being so close to … Continue Reading