Ukraine

Uzhhorod: Ukraine's Laid-Back Gateway to the West

When I got off the train, I noticed that something was odd. Not even the Cyrillic signs on the platform could alter my first impression. Having visited a number of cities across Ukraine before, I felt that in Uzhhorod, the capital of Ukraine’s Transcarpathia province, I was greeted by a world much more familiar to me than in places like Kyiv, Odesa or even Ivano-Frankivsk. As I walked through the

How to travel from Austria to Lviv and back on a budget

Lviv, Ukraine is one of my favorite cities in Eastern Europe and still fairly off the beaten track. One reason for that is the lack of convenient low-cost flights from major airports and the relatively slow train connections in this part of Europe. In the following article, I will explain how you can still travel to the Western Ukrainian metropolis if you are on a budget. In this article, I