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Visit from Denmark – or – lost in Ukraine…?

Visit from Denmark – or – lost in Ukraine…?

Recently I went to Denmark to visit family and friends. My mother had invited her 3 brothers and their wives for dinner.  Her youngest brother is and has as long as I can remember been a passionate motorcyclist. He asked if he could come and visit us in Ukraine in July and I said “of

Driving through Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Driving through Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic

The last time I was in Denmark was December 2019 and because of COVID-19 we stayed home most of 2020. My plan was to drive to Denmark in the early spring 2021. I started to prepare (mainly by buying and installing that cabin diesel heater that I wanted to buy for the car for ages but couldn’t

DIY – the next level!

DIY – the next level!

Last year during the corona lockdown I wrote a little blog post about our DIY playground that I made in the garden next to my wife’s family’s house in the village – a little project that should keep me busy for a little time and after that my daughter busy for a long time. She real

Back to the roots and a visit to an interesting small town

Back to the roots and a visit to an interesting small town

My Ukrainian in-laws spend a lot of time in the village where my mother in-law’s mother live. The village is situated about 100 km south from where we live our usually city life. We go there all the time (in fact we have spent about half of 2020 there because of Corona virus – it is

Staycation in the Ukrainian countryside – DIY playground almost for free

Staycation in the Ukrainian countryside – DIY playground almost for free

A John Lennon quote goes something like this: “Life is what is happening to you while you are busy making other plans”. In 2020 in the Covid-19 time this is truer than ever. I think a lot of us had plans for 2020 that had to be modified one way or another. For me and my family this defin

“Tarakanovskiy fort” and the “Tunnel of Love”

“Tarakanovskiy fort” and the “Tunnel of Love”

It is always better to have months and months for travelling, but sometimes less can do it. We only had 4 days for our trip this time. The main goal was to visit the Tarakanovskiy Fort, an old fortress in the western part of Ukraine about 200 km from where we live. We started out a Friday night, whe

Summer road trip in Ukraine - part II

Summer road trip in Ukraine - part II

Holiday 2017 part II In the last post we said goodbye to Monty and Natalia and headed north. Sunday the 2nd of July, we found a canyon situated in the middle of nowhere. To get there we left the main road and drove on a bad tarmac road until we came to a village. On the other side of the village th

Summer road trip in Ukraine - part I

Summer road trip in Ukraine - part I

This blog is about our summer holiday in 2017 where we went on a 10 days trip in the south and central Ukraine. If you are very impressed about my ability to remember what happened more than 2 years ago, then I have to disappoint you. The reason I can remember all these details is that I wrote a tra

Home sweet home – a road trip from Denmark to Ukraine

Home sweet home – a road trip from Denmark to Ukraine

In the last travelling blog, we drove to Denmark. We went through Slovakia, Czechia and Germany, and the trip lasted 11 days. Going back to Ukraine, we will take the ferry to Rostock in the northern part of Germany. This will save us hundreds of km of driving, compared to the route we used to get he

Watch out EU, here we come!

Watch out EU, here we come!

In the previous travel post we did a test trip to Moldova to see if the car and the travelers were ready for a longer road trip. This test was successful so now we are going to drive to Denmark to visit my family. The direct route is 1800km and leads through Poland and Germany. We are not going to t

Lost places or abandoned places in Ukraine

Lost places or abandoned places in Ukraine

Ukraine is the place to go if you like to explore abandoned places. Some of them are more or less famous tourist attractions like e.g. Tarakanov Fortress. https://www.ukraineinsideout.com/en/castles/tarakanov-fortress. Here you are probably not going to be alone for a long time because a lot

We are going to Moldova

We are going to Moldova

This website is supposed to be about Ukraine, but this summer will be spent outside Ukraine. I am from Denmark and I have a daughter that is almost one year old, and except from my parents, none of her Danish relatives have met her yet. So we are going to Denmark. We could fly, but that is just so

Kyiv, here we come!

Kyiv, here we come!

The first road trip this year was a trip to Kiev. The reason was not just pure pleasure because we had some official business to conduct in Kiev. We (9 months old baby, wife and Jesper) left our home in Khmelnitsky Saturday morning and headed to Kiev. The first thing we had to do was to get the car

What has been going on?

What has been going on?

The original site was founded by Monty and Natascha who drove around Ukraine on a motorcycle in the summer of 2017. In 2018 they handed over the project to Rothausen Development. That led to a new website and the project was now meant to be the “baby” of Jesper, one of the co-founders of