The Best Souvenirs From Lviv

Lviv is the cultural capital of Ukraine and one of the places that everyone who wants to see Ukraine should visit. It is a small charming old European city with narrow streets and romantic cafes on every corner. But if you are looking for what souvenirs to bring home from Lviv, it means that you already know all of this. The Best Lviv Souvenirs: Vyshyvanka Sweets Nalyvky Korali Paintings Funny Political Souvenirs Pottery Winter Stuff…

Beautiful Photos Of Lviv

Lviv is commonly known as the cultural capital of Ukraine, and it is the city in which I live. I love this city, and even though I travel all over the world, I’m always happy to be home. In fact, Cody loved this city so much he was the one who chose to move here after our time in China. That’s why I’m hoping these beautiful photos of Lviv…

What Is The Deal With Sushi In Ukraine

Anyone who has been to Ukraine before has probably noticed the inclusion of a sushi menu at seemingly random restaurants. It seems weird to most that you would go to a pizza restaurant, and they also serve sushi. Or hit up a beer hall and along with beer snacks you can also get some Unagi rolls. When Cody, (from Cooking To Entertain), who is American, first went to Ukraine with me on vacation he was…

Pottery Class In Lviv

Last summer I finally decided to do one of those things that you always want to try but never have time, money, or company to do this with. For me it was pottery. I always dreamed to try it and never put enough effort to find a class or a teacher for this. And last summer I got tired of my own excuses and found a pottery class in Lviv, Ukraine where I live. I…

How To Visit St. Olha And Elizabeth Church In Lviv

Lviv is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine. And if you know a bit of Lviv history, then you know that this city was under the Austrian Empire, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Polish Rule, and the Soviet Union until it become a part of independent Ukraine. Everything in this city screams about a mix of cultures and tradition and that is what makes Lviv so special. Each building in the Lviv Old Town…

How To Visit Lviv Town Hall – Ratusha

As I often say, Lviv is the cultural center of Ukraine and Ratusha is the center of Lviv. Ratusha is the Town Hall that is located in very heart of Lviv – Ploshcha Rynok (Market Square). This is the very center of the old Town and the main square in Lviv. The first Town Hall was built in 1357 but unfortunately the building was made of wood and in 1381 it burned down. After this accident…

How To Visit Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet

The Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ukraine. This is the second oldest theatre that was built in Ukraine. The theater was built between 1897 and 1900. It is interesting that the avenue where the Lviv Opera theatre stands didn’t exist until 1879. It is stands on the location where the river Poltva once ran (and is now buried deep underground). Read More: The Hidden River…

Lychakiv Cemetery

Lychakiv Cemetery is an ancient cemetery that gained the status of a national historical and cultural museum. Nowadays you can visit the Lychakiv cemetery for a small admission and even have an excursion on the grounds. The cemetery is located just outside the city center and you easily can walk there in about 20-30 minutes. The Perfect Weekend In Lviv – Itinerary For A City Break In Ukraine’s Cultural Capital History The Lychakiv cemetery…

The Best Walking Route To Explore Kyiv

Before moving to Beijing, China I lived in Kyiv for five years. Those years made me love and hate Kyiv about the same amount. And I know it sounds weird, but there some things that I love about this city and some things that I absolutely hate. So, back to the things I love! While I was living and studying in Kyiv many people over the years had come to visit me. Of course, they…

Visiting Kyiv Pechersk Lavra – The Cave Monastery

One of the must visit places in Kyiv (Kiev) is an ancient monastery complex – Kyiv Pechersk Lavra or monastery of the caves. The territory of the monastery is quite large and includes a few different churches and monuments, but the highlight of this monastery are the caves, also know as the lower caves. This place is also a great stop on my Kyiv Walking Tour because it is right next to the Kyiv War Museum…