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Flying over Belarus

From Kiev to Tallinn

Chernobyl museum. My flight to Tallinn, first one during this trip, will leave at 3:50 PM, this means that taking into account everything and putting also a bit of contingency, it would be ok to check-out and leave from hotel around 12:00. I decide to spend the time I have, to visit the Chernobyl museum. …

Priest in Pechersky Lavra

Kiev Churches photos

A very religious town. I think that religion is very important in Ukraine but in Kiev this is palpable in the many churches and monastery included the Unesco listed Pechersky Lavra. I also had the chance to see a religious ceremony with a huge crowd following it. I visited Kiev during my trip around the …

Pechersk monastery

A day around Pechersk monastery

Changing my mind so quickly. Due probably to that bit of accumulated laziness I was mentioning in my post about second day in Odessa, now it is more difficult to be committed to a one-day excursion as I did several time especially in Croatia and Albania. Provided that I already had to exclude the idea …

Loving Kiev sign (Kiev, Ukraine, 2017)

Kiev photos

Most Ukrainian town. Ukraine’s capital is also, in my humble opinion, the place where the Ukrainian spirit is more perceivable. It is quite a big town with a lot to see. The central square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti, is the place where to start the visit and after there are many other sites and most of them …

Saint Sofia Cathedral

My first contact with Kiev

Arrival in Kiev. I don’t know what about you but I have serious problems in sleeping if I’m not in a proper bed and this means that although the berth in the train was not so bad, when the train arrives on perfect time in Kiev at 7:10, if on one side I’m eager to …