Old, cute, kitschy, cool

This week I’ve been exploring the weird and wonderful world that is Kyiv‘s left bank. Like many foreigners here, I have to admit I spend way too much time in the city centre and view the left bank with a certain amount of suspicion and intrigue. So, on Thursday I joined a mini tour of…

Exhibition: A Room of My Own

Spring arrived in scorching-hot style this weekend and I’ve been doing everything possible to get out of the house and enjoy the soul-lifting sunshine. I was quite happy therefore to receive the following press release and invitation to a new gallery/exhibition opening in Kiev next week. Not only do I have a new reason to leave the house, but…

Picture perfect: Kyiv

Between 2003 and 2009 I went on a mission to visit every country in Europe. From Tampere in Finland to Athens in Greece, my mission took me through 49 different countries and two unrecognised territories. It was an inspirational journey through some of the best and the worst places in Europe and left me with a…

Gallery: Trukhaniv Island

Trukhaniv Island, Kiev Bang in the center of Kiev is this beautifully undeveloped forest island. Walk, talk, cycle or enjoy a picnic on the beach and forget that you’re in the middle of a city of 5 million people.