My summer trip to Ukraine – Part 3: Zatoka and Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

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It was time for the main part of my Ukraine Trip: Beach holidays at the Black Sea in Zatoka, 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Odessa. Read my experiences and recommendations.   Black Sea, here I come! As I travel in Ukraine by train, I find myself at the

My summer trip to Ukraine – Part 2: Vinnytsia

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After I left Lviv the real challenge started, because in the next cities neither English nor Polish language helped me to get by. Read how I still managed to survive in Vinnytsia.

My summer trip to Ukraine – Part 1: Lviv

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With very limited knowledge of Ukrainian and no Russian I travel to Ukraine. The first stop is Lviv in the northwest. Let the Ukraine adventure begin!

My summer trip to Ukraine – Prolog: Przemyśl, Poland

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I have received quite some puzzled looks when I told my friends that I will go to Ukraine for vacation: “Why?” – “Again?”. But before I crossed the border to Ukraine I used the opportunity to see beautiful Przemyśl.

Daytrips around Wroclaw: swimming fun in Jelcz-Laskowice

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If you happen to stay a bit longer in Wroclaw, Poland and don’t know what to do with the hot weather, here is a proposal: sunbathing and swimming in the lake in Jelcz-Laskowice.

Daytrips around Wroclaw: Sobótka and hiking on Mount Ślęża

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The weather was good last weekend so I decided to go with a friend on a hiking daytrip on Mount Ślęża about 35 km southwest of Wroclaw, Poland. Here is how it went.

Street Art: The owls of Wroclaw, Poland

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Wroclaw gets more and more famous for its little dwarfs which are scattered all around the city and became a tourist attraction. But did you know that there is another common sight in the city?

Seaside cities: short history of Gdańsk, Poland

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  I love to live in Wroclaw, but if there would be another city in Poland to choose it would likely be Gdańsk. This city which lies at the bay of the same name is a hanseatic gem.

How to plan your trip: US travel documents and driver’s licenses

If you never or rarely traveled to other countries before, seeing all those travel advice from official sources might seem discouraging. Luckily your US passport is among the strongest in the world, and your US driver’s license is often also sufficient for driving legally during your holiday stay.

Why you shouldn’t call Eastern Europe “Eastern Europe”

Reading other travel blogs and talking with friends from the UK and Germany I often realize that people have an outdated view on Eastern Europe and where it is located.