May 12, 2021

Berdychiv Castle

Berdychiv is a small city that is located 181km from Kyiv. The city itself does not have many historical sites to visit, except one, and a very important one. The centerpiece of this city is Berdychiv Castle, which nowadays is a Roman-Catholic church.  The castle walls started to appear back in the 16th century and its owner was the Tyshkevich family. However in the 17th century one of the family members – Ian Tyshkevich…

Fisherman’s House, Staryi Solotvyn, Ukraine

Staryi Solotvyn is a small village located around 170 km west of Kyiv. The village was first mentioned in the middle of the 16th century, and although the village has its own interesting history and a few things worth visiting, including Holy Cross church, very few people have even heard about this place until recently. The recent hype is due to an old fisherman’s house located on a small island in the middle of…

Hotel Review: Atlant (Uzhhorod, Ukraine)

Uzhhorod is one of the small but beautiful cities in Ukraine that is worth visiting. Uzhhorod is not only famous for its cherry blossom festival, but an ancient castle, great cathedrals, a beautiful synagogue and for many other things. Due to some local tourists, the city has quite a few hotels and hostels. During our visit we chose to stay in Hotel Atlant, so here is my honest review of this place.  Location During our…

Uzhhorod Cherry Blossom Festival

In the far west of Ukraine, on the border of Slovakia and just 25 kilometers from Hungary, lies Uzhhorod. Named for the Uzh river which runs through the heart of the old town, the city has quite the storied history. However other than sights for history buffs, the city has a very unique claim to fame…the Uzhhorod cherry blossom festival. If you plan on making the trip, check out my comprehensive guide to…