Hostels in Review – “Back in the USSR Parts One & Two”

(that rhymed, serendipitously …) These are reviews of backpacker hostels I stayed in during my two…

High-Speed Shuttle Service

Following violent incidents in Odesa on 2 May, the FCO advise against all but essential travel…

Fire and Water

I have a replacement fleece. Well, it’s actually a jacket rather than a fleece. It doesn’t…

Barefoot in Chisinau

I mentioned in my everyday blog that I’d ended up having to walk the streets of…

Soviet Trains

It’s a slightly different experience, travelling by train in and around the former USSR, as compared…

Did someone ask for Sikowitz?

Today saw me lose my fleece. I hung it up on a coathook in the train…