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Kiev and Chernobyl

Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | Views [320]

[✔]RUSSIA VISA; [✔]BELARUS VISA; [✔]AIRLINE TICKETS.  It seems that our work in Kiev is finished and we are booked solid until the end of the month.  Now it’s time to explore a little.  We booked into the Stan Gret Hotel which is ... Read more >

Luvin' Lviv

Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | Views [319]

“LOVING” MIGHT BE OVERENTHUSIASTIC, but I can get behind “liking Lviv.”  Six days is twice as long as the city warrants but staying in this World Heritage town makes as much sense as waiting in Kiev for our Belarus visas.... Read more >

Photos: Ukraine

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A Sacrifice to the Travel Goddess

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | Views [386]

WE SACRIFICED THE DAY TO THE WINGED and oh so capricious goddess of travel, arising at four for our six-thirty flight to Kiev.  We hardly expected to leave on schedule — Ukraine Int’l Airlines is batting 0 for 4 for on-time departures ... Read more >

One Down, One To Go

Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Views [333]

THE CLERKS STUDIOUSLY IGNORED ME while Connie waited in the taxi.  "Bye-em-bye" Vladimir sauntered up and passed our visa’d passports through the window, nary a word spoken except my half-whispered “Dosvedanya.”  Good-bye.... Read more >

Visa Quest

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [298]

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT THE LESS DESIRABLE the destination, the more difficult the visa process?  This is especially true of the former Soviet Republics — letters of introduction, detailed itineraries, hotel reservations, financial data —... Read more >

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