Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Monastery of the Caves is an impressive church which is so worth visiting. It was established in 1051 and it is an Orthodox monastery. When we visited we did not have time to see all the museum displays and the lady from the ticket office gave us a simple ticket […]

Oxford Botanic Garden entrance

Oxford Botanic Garden

Enjoy my pictures from Oxford Botanic Garden, taken a few days ago. I don’t know much about the name of the plants, so this is a mainly-pictures kind of post. The penultimate picture is of a Jewish cemetery in front of the Botanic Garden, dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The last picture […]

Holodomor Museum

Holodomor Museum

One of the main reasons I went to Ukraine was to see Holodomor Museum. For my Master’s I am studying an Anglo-American journalist who denied that the famine of 1932-1933 was happening in the ussr. In Ukraine, which was the breadbasket of ussr and both the most affected by the famine, this genocide is remembered […]

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was on my list of places to visit for a while and we’ve been in Windsor a few times, but never when the castle was open to the visitors. I highly recommend visiting the castle, but also allowing for about 4 hours if you don’t get an audio guide and about 5 if […]

Lviv Opera

Walk through Lviv

Walk through Lviv is an opportunity to share a few more pictures from that beautiful city. I will also talk about the place where we stayed, at the end of the post. I shared a few posts on museums and places I’ve been to, so there is no need to make a round-up of those. […]

vyshyvanka for women

What I bought from Ukraine

I want to share what I bought from Ukraine. In the post I will describe the items, as some of them have a very special meaning. I also received some gifts that I will mention at the end of the post. Vyshyvanka is the Ukrainian traditional shirt. The Vyshyvanka is seen as a talisman, protecting […]


Lvivarnya Brewery Museum

Lvivarnya Brewery Museum was the last place we visited in Ukraine. We wanted to do something relaxing and fun before doing our volunteering and leaving for Poland. This is such a wonderful place, it is a museum, a brewery, and a bar. There are display boards in English too, which is very helpful, because the […]

Territory of Terror

Territory of Terror and Lonsky Prison Museum

Lonsky Prison Museum and Territory of Terror are two museums in Lviv which should be visited by anyone who goes to Ukraine. I was so impressed, as a historian, by how Ukrainians decided to commemorate their recent past. I’ll talk about both in the same post because they are quite emotionally draining to see and […]

cakes at Kitsube

Vegan in Ukraine

Today I’m sharing a post on how it is to travel as a vegan in Ukraine. The answer is that is not difficult if you are in big cities such as Lviv and Kyiv. We mostly had our meals in restaurants, but we did go to a vegan shop and cooked ourselves when we stayed […]

St. Michael's Church Kyiv

Burned russian metal, Kyiv

Today the aggressor state – russia – celebrates victory over Nazis. putin said in his speech that ussr was alone against all of Europe and that China fought bravely against the Japanese. The situation in russia is bad to say the least. But they do value their “heroes”, like Colonel omurbekov, who commanded the occupation […]