Pidhirtsi Castle

Pidhirtsi Castle is one of my favorite castles in Ukraine. Unfortunately, this castle has not been restored and in a pretty bad shape. The Lviv Museum is trying to find money for the restoration of this palace (it requires 20 – 25 million euros), but unfortunately, so far there has been no success in collecting this amount. Although the Lviv Museum has antique objects and furniture that can fill the castle, currently all the rooms…

A Restaurant With No Menu? A Look Into Pretty High Kitchen Lviv

By now you probably know all about theme restaurants in Lviv as well as all the special places to go. Well, here is a new one for you: Pretty High Kitchen. This place just opened in Lviv a couple months ago and Cody and I were finally able to go. This is another restaurant within the iFest group so you know the place is going to be well appointed. What is extremely unique about this…

Lviv Restaurant Review: Epic Cheeseburger Café

Cody and I have always had crushed hopes when getting cheeseburgers in Europe. Not that every place does a bad job, but I do think the majority don’t do it as good as Americans. In fact, the best cheeseburger I’ve ever had was at Great Leap Brewery in Beijing, China, a gastropub started by two American expats. However when Epic Cheeseburger Café opened in Lviv we decided to give them a chance, and…

Filin Lounge: The Hip Lviv Spot For Chilling With Friends

Lviv is considered the youngest city in Ukraine. This is mostly due to the fact that one in every fifth person who lives here is a student. In fact, I live in between three different universities! This means that there are tons of cool places that appeal to the younger crowd. While the fantastic themed restaurants in Lviv are great for a meal, sometimes you just want to grab a coffee, smoke some hookah, or…

The Perfect Weekend In Lviv – Itinerary For A City Break In Ukraine’s Cultural Capital

It is my opinion that Lviv is quickly becoming one of the hot new tourist destinations in Europe. Maybe it is partly because I live here I can see the increase in tourism, but also because it makes sense. Lviv is an old European city with beautiful Austrian architecture, delicious food served in places with great atmosphere, and best of all it is extremely cheap. Okay, maybe not cheap for Ukrainians, but for tourists Lviv…

Lviv City Card: Is It Worth The Money?

Lviv is located on the west of Ukraine and it is well-known as the culture capital of Ukraine. In my opinion Lviv is the first place you should come to if you want to explore local culture, food, and learn history. As tourism is increasing every year and more people are coming to Lviv (mostly because a few budget airlines opened direct flights to Lviv from other places in Europe), the government created a…

Where To Find The Best Kebab In Lviv

While there are tons of great restaurants in Lviv (trust me, I’ve written about most of them) one thing I haven’t yet started to talk about are the super cheap eats. Lviv is not an expensive city by any means, but if you’re looking for something that will fill you up, be delicious, and be just a few dollars, then you’re going to want a kebab. Over the past month I…

Travel Lviv: Key Information

Ukraine is a country that been overlooked in terms of tourism. Not many of you probably have been to Ukraine or even thought once of going there as a tourist. In fact, people don’t really understand why you would want to go there. Perhaps it is due to a lack of information or due to a recent political events, I wouldn’t know. But although Ukraine is not as popular as Czech Republic or…

Cocktail Bars In Lviv | Where To Go For Awesome Cocktails

1. Libraria Libraria always seems to pop up on a lot of lists for best cocktail bars in Lviv, and for good reason. The bar itself is located on the second and third floor of an unassuming residential building right in the heart of the old town and if you don’t know how to get there it can be tricky. In a way it is like a speakeasy because there are no signs instructing…

Kandy To Ella Train Ride: The Most Beautiful Train Journey In The World

When you think of train journeys, the first things to pop into your head will usually be the Orient Express, or the Trans-Siberian Railway. And while those rides both have the option of being extremely luxurious, most of the beauty is inside the train, and not outside. The train ride from Kandy to Ella in the hill country of Sri Lanka is considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. It…