Lviv: The way Central Europe was

This is serious stuff. The doorman – if you could call him that –is dressed in full military garb, wielding a very real looking PPSh-41 sub machine gun and smoking a chunky cigar of 80’s action movie proportions. Slava Ukraini! (Glory to Ukraine) he barked at us. Luckily I was with 2 cute Ukrainian local … Continue reading

Transcarpathia Part #2: Reaching absolute zero

Today we would be going to Mukachevo – Or Munkács as Bernie defiantly calls it. Located about one hour away, we were going to wait for a bus until it was distilled that a cab ride would only cost a paltry 35 hryvnia. Mukachevo’s main attraction is a 14thCentury Hungarian castle perched atop the only hill in the … Continue reading

Transcarpathia Part #1: “One for connoisseurs”

This is the part of an article where I’d normally impart some existing convictions of the said area prior to visiting, but for Transcarpathia I’ve got nothing. I’m sure as hell you don’t either, other than the musing that the name sounds like something out of a B rated horror film or Borats Kazakhstan. The … Continue reading