Where To Eat In Kas, Turkey

Kas is a working coastal town that lies in southwest Turkey on the Mediteranean coast. It is quite a small and vibrant town with many narrow colorful streets, a cute marina, and many amazing things to do around the region. Since Kas is a working city hours away from an airport, most of the tourists that come here are locals, so it is very authentic, although it still can get very crowded. Another great thing…

10 Things To Do In Cappadocia (Goreme)

Cappadocia is an amazing place that you probably have already heard of or have seen pictures from. It is located in the center of Turkey, basically in a desert. Cappadocia attracts many tourists with its unique rock formations and hot air balloons. However, the region has so many things to offer and I have decided to create a list of the top ten things to do in Cappadocia. Table of Contents (10 Things To Do…

The Complete Guide To Kas, Turkey (Kaș)

Out of the many times I’ve been to Turkey I have to say it wasn’t until my most recent trip that I absolutely fell in love with a city. Sure Istanbul is metropolitan with great cuisine, and Cappadocia is always great for first timers, and even the package resorts of Antalya have their charms. But Kas was the first city in Turkey I didn’t want to leave. In fact, I fell so…

How To Take A Hot Air Balloon In Cappadocia?

Perhaps the most touristic thing to do in all of Turkey is a hot air balloon ride over the hills and valleys of Cappadocia. It’s such a popular activity that during the season there can be over 200 balloons in the sky at any given time. I’ve been to Cappadocia a few times and everybody always asks me, “What’s the best way to take a balloon ride in…

Castle In Stare Selo, Ukraine

The village of Stare Selo, which by the way translates literally as “Old Village” is located 30 km away from Lviv. There, by the railway, sit the ancient remains of a once great castle. Nowadays, the castle in Stare Selo is a forgotten place that is very rarely visited by tourists, perhaps due to the inconvenient location.  The first fortification walls in Stare Selo were built in the 15th century to protect people from Tatar…

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…

Where To Eat In Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Uzhhorod is one of the westernmost cities in Ukraine. It shares a border with Slovakia, and is just a 30 km drive to Hungary. In fact, for about 1000 years, this city was called Ungvar and was part of different iterations of Hungary. While not considered a food haven like Lviv, if you are looking for where to eat in Uzhhorod then this guide of some of my favorite places should help with your decision…