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Ukraine … again – The End

Posted by • October 6, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

Well, the final entry now and it’s a bit boring. I had booked the Monday off work at the last minute due to Touratech Kassel getting my tank bag in, also the thought of

Ukraine … again – Part 8

Posted by • October 5, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

As I said, the rest of the time there, until Friday afternoon anyhow, was just sightseeing. I did have a smile at these pigeons, they’re normally flocking everywhere as people feed them breadcrumbs, however one

Ukraine … again – Part 7

Posted by • October 4, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

Wednesday, Thursday and half of Friday were spent locally in Truskavets. Although the town isn’t very big there was enough of it for me to explore. Onto this fancy water then. “Naftusia” as it is

Ukraine … again – Part 6

Posted by • October 3, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

Final update for today was just people watching. Old men playing chess, old women just relaxing and a naughty little boy nicking the coins from the fountain! A bus home (Almost got on the wrong

Ukraine … again – Part 5

Posted by • October 2, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

I also found a very very old coffee shop where they had a museum below street level. To be honest I didn’t understand much but it was nice to walk around with my miners

Ukraine … again – Part 4

Posted by • October 1, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

So, Tuesday morning came around and off I trundled to the bus station, bought my ticket and waited for the next bus.Can I read the ticket? Can I bollocks! The bus was not quite the

Ukraine … again – Part 3

Posted by • September 30, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

Monday was a quiet day, just walking around really to get my bearings and relax. One thing I wanted to do was to visit the nearby (95km) city of Lviv (Pronounced L’viv in Ukrainian

Ukraine … again – Part 2

Posted by • September 28, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

I arrived in Truskavets via probably the equivalent of A and B roads. Some completely dirt roads, some gravel, and some pot holed. You always pass nice churches in the most run down of villages. 2

Ukraine … again – Part 1

Posted by • September 26, 2014 • Blog ,Truskavets ,Ukraine Add Comment

Last year I went to the far side of Ukraine, Mariupol and Donetsk, where they’re currently blowing each other up with (apparently, yeah right) no intervention from Russia. Anyhow, enough politics, for now.I’d heard

Ukraine Post Mortem

Posted by • May 19, 2013 • Blog ,Ukraine Add Comment

Ukraine Post Mortem Well I have been home now for a week.  My shoulder is still killing me but getting better daily.  Hopefully it’ll be sorted in a week or so.  I had Monday off

Day 12 – Making it home!

Posted by • May 12, 2013 • Blog ,Ukraine Add Comment
Day 12 – Making it home!

Day 12 Once again the weather was awful when I woke up. I decided to push for home today so logged on and bought a Channel Tunnel crossing for 10pm that evening.  I had brought my

Day 11 – Kiev to Wroclaw

Posted by • May 11, 2013 • Blog ,Ukraine Add Comment

Day 11 After a pretty rubbish night’s sleep I got dragged myself out of bed at about 8 and ready to face the day.  The hotel was weird as the minute I opened the room

Day 10 – Mariupol to Kiev

Posted by • May 10, 2013 • Blog ,Ukraine Add Comment

Day 10 Friday morning dawned, and after a few things I got under-way.  The weather was glorious, the bike was behaving fine as I suspect it had dried out nicely from being in the sun

Day 6 – 9 – Mariupol and Donetsk

Posted by • May 9, 2013 • Blog ,Ukraine Add Comment

Day 6 – 9 It was nice just to be able to park the bike up at the hotel and relax.  I had lost all the feeling in my bum and was quite stiff from

Day 5 – Kiev to Mariupol

Posted by • May 6, 2013 • Blog ,Ukraine Add Comment

Day 5 So, today the plan was to make it to Mariupol, a port city on the Sea of Azov.  at 7am I was out and on the bike.  Glorious weather again, this would be