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The Underground Den of Submarines – Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine
The Underground Den of Submarines – Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine Alexandr Ivanov dives into the history of the one-time top secret underground submarine repair facility in Balaklava, now being turned into a museum.
Ukrainian Summer: From L’viv to Kiev – Ukraine
Ukrainian Summer: From L’viv to Kiev – Ukraine home_feb11_kiev.jpgKlaus Rothmaier travel
Ukrainian Summer: L’viv – Many Nations Bone of Contention – L’viv, Ukraine
Ukrainian Summer: L’viv – Many Nations Bone of Contention – L’viv, Ukraine home_jan27_lviv.jpgKlaus Rothmaier braves
In the Wild Heart of Kiev – Kiev, Ukraine
In the Wild Heart of Kiev – Kiev, Ukraine home_jan08_kiev.jpgKlaus Rothmaier reca
From Baltic to the Black Sea #8
Glorious Odessa7 September 1999 Dear Friends, After 4 days of wonderful Crimea, I have just arrived in Odessa on an overnight train. I have shared my 4-person cabin with an amorous young Moldovan-Ukrainian couple who spent half the time in each other’s arms, and who would no doubt have gone further with their affections if […]
From Baltic to the Black Sea #7
Simferopol, Ukraine5 September 1999 Dear All, I had a very enjoyable but tiring three days in Crimea, not just from the sightseeing, but also from the drinking and toasting Russian (Russian because most people in Crimea are ethnic Russians) style (to Health, to Women, to Crimea, to Singapore, etc). In fact, I am a litttttle […]
From Baltic to the Black Sea #15
Last 4 hours in the Ukraine14 September 1999 Dear All, In one hour’s time, I will set off for Kyiv’s airport to return to London. I have a great time here. Yesterday, I had a hair cut – not the Ukrainian Cossack hair style – those of you familiar with Ukraine knows what it looks […]
From Baltic to the Black Sea #12
Twenty Dollars Less On the Moldovan-Ukrainian Border11 September 1999 Dear All, After a relaxing day in Moldova, land of good food and wines, I took an overnight train to Kiev, capital of Ukraine. I was fortunate to share the compartment with two English-speaking scientists returning home from a conference in Chisinau – one was a […]
Bonus Year #3: Lviv, Ukraine
Updated: September 6, 2001 Lviv, Ukraine Every time I sit down to write about my experiences here, whether for this site or just to friends, it feels like two weeks have elapsed. Only once I start cataloguing everything that's actually happened in my mind do I realize that it's been a matter of a few […]
Bonus Year #2
August 26, 2001 Kyiv, Ukraine I spend a lot of time planning my travel. I love to pore over Lonely Planet guides as if they were the bible and I a devout acolyte. I surf the internet, monitor message boards, talk to my friends, and do virtually everything in human power to prepare for my […]