During my recent trip to Ukraine, Emily and I took a tour of Chernobyl, the site of worst nuclear disaster in history. We took a tour through SoloEast Travel which has been running official Chernobyl Tours the longest of any company. Chernobyl has officially been open to visitors since 2011 and has around 10,000 visitors a year. Our tour took place on a rainy, Saturday … Continue reading Chernobyl


Over ten years ago, I sat in a middle school classroom and was told the country for my presentation would be Ukraine. Apart from making the Powerpoint background the Ukrainian flag (a simple but beautiful blue and yellow) and a photo of a beach, I remember nothing about what I learned about Ukraine. I realize this probably defeated the entire purpose of the project, sorry … Continue reading Київ/Kyiv/Kiev