As you all know by now if you have been following our adventures, my friend and I were on the road since February 2020 in order to complete a European tour.
The journey took us to incredible places such as Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and in March 2020 my friend and I entered our 6th country on the journey of our European Trip, after several hours spent at the border.
We had to drive to Poland in order to enter Ukraine, which is a country we have explored a bit in some previous trips and I’m inviting you to check it out here.
Being out of the EU felt like a proper adventure and a further step from home and we decided to sleep in hotels and Airbnb in order to benefit from an easy wifi and a stable comfort as well as safety, knowing that the country was partly in war with its Russian neighbour.
In this article you’ll be able to find a small summary on each day of our Journey through Ukraine as well as links leading you to details parts of the adventure.
A bit of History
Ukraine Ukraine is the second largest country in Eastern Europe, with an area of 603,628 km2 and is known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the eighth-most populous country in Europe. Its capital and largest city is Kyiv.
Driving to the Tunnel of Love
After a night close to the border in a very shady and cold hotel, we drove to the Tunnel of Love on Woman’s Day. As we’re traveling in winter, we were expecting a white and cold show. “Unfortunately” it was 10 degrees and the snow had never arrived in Ukraine as well as the leaves on the trees and therefore the “tunnel” looked a little bit naked. I noticed also a lot of trash around the rails too, which was a big shame. But a lot of locals went there for a walk and it was still had a nice vibe. It simply gave us another reason to come back to Ukraine.
We then drove to Kiev to check in our AirBnB and spend a cosy evening inside before visiting the capital the next day.
Walking in Kiev
Waking up in the centre of Kiev was pretty enjoyable and gave us the chance to truly experience the city vibe. Trying to find the Tourist Centre of Information we got lost in the Opera and asked our way. We finally ended up understanding how Kiev was treating its foreigner tourists and you can read all about our experience here.
Day 4: Summer in Odessa
We left the Capital for the charming coastal city of Odessa and checked in our Airbnb around 15.0. We spent the rest of the day walking around the town under 20 degrees and lovely sunset giving us a spring feeling (way too early). Read about our experience with Odessa right here.