St. Andrew's Church, Kyiv

Kyiv has been there for a long time, in fact, it is one of the oldest settlements in Europe and among the first ones in the Slavic world, dated to exist as far back as the 6th century. But it is now more than ever that Kyiv is meant to be seen by foreign eyes. It has dealt with the deepest crises of 90ies, sensitive democratic demonstrations in the beginning of the millennium, and is ready to accept the visitors from all over the world by making its streets, metro stations and cafe menus readable by foreign eyes.

It’s not a secret that Ukraine has been headlining the news with some distressful messages but this is exactly why Kyiv needs you now. While the remains of Euromaidan revolution are still visible, people are more than ever willing to show that they belong to the European cultural society by welcoming you in the capital city of Kyiv.

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48 hours in Sydney on budget

Are you having a layover in Sydney? Is this your entry point to a trip in Australia? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to visit and see the majestic Opera house? Whatever it is, my quick guide is here to help you spend your short time in Sydney without diving too deep into your pockets. [click to continue…]

When you think ‘music festival’, Denmark doesn’t automatically come to mind, however, that might be a mistake. A host to one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and the biggest one in Northern Europe – Roskilde festival – Denmark has a wide music landscape which has been expanding even more within the last 20 years. [click to continue…]

I have been dreaming of visiting New York for a very long time. Three years in a row it has been on my wish list for every New Year’s Eve. The more I dreamed about it, the more amazing, unattainable and magical it appeared in my head. Come on, this is New York we are talking about, the city that had so many films, songs, and art dedicated to it! But when I finally came to New York which was also my first time in the USA, all that excitement seemed to vanish. It wasn’t the most beautiful city in the world, it didn’t have that greatness that I was looking for. More so, the experience of being in New York was rather frustrating for me. [click to continue…]

So you have also seen all those pretty Instagram pictures of white-faced Greek island of Santorini and you are sold to go? I don’t blame you, Santorini looks fantastic and I was looking into traveling there myself but when I saw the price tag on a one-night stay, I quickly changed my mind. Surely, Greece should be much cheaper than this! And it can be, for example, Paros island can be your alternative to Santorini. Situated in the same Cycladic group of islands, Paros offers the same amount of typical Greek white houses with cheaper prices. [click to continue…]

So, all packed up and in anticipation of my first trip to the USA I thought that the thing I have to be worried about the most will be the immigration check on land. However, this turned out to be the least exhausting thing. The entire energy I’ve been saving up was wasted waiting at the airport in Brussels where our flight to New York was supposed to take off from at 11:00 and took off at 16:20 instead.

You know things aren’t right when you have a “Delayed” sign on your gate board long before the boarding is even supposed to start. But I didn’t expect that out of my 6 days in New York, almost one of them will be lost at the airport. [click to continue…]

You know that item on your wish-list that you treat like, “I’ll do that someday”?  Well, that’s how we’ve been treating a trip to the USA. Eventually, we’ve just applied the ‘screw it, let’s do it’ technique and bought flight tickets to New York for 2016 Christmas period. Strangely enough, this short trip to New York did not evoke any extraordinary feelings in me which I usually get when I travel to new places. At first, I was alarmed. Why wasn’t I getting more excited about seeing New York for the first time? And then is slowly came to me…that is because I felt like I had been to New York already! Seriously, haven’t I? [click to continue…]

Lviv is simply unrecognizable. I have been there multiple times before but this time I simply couldn’t believe I was still in Ukrainian Lviv, a city that 8 years ago although looking pretty, seemed to collapse any minute. You couldn’t walk the broken sidewalks, the buildings were a moment from collapsing and streets were not in its best cleaning wise. [click to continue…]

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