The dramatic collapse of Ukraine’s government has come after months of civil and political unrest. The disagreements in the region are complicated, deeply historical and rest mainly on a long-disputed region of the Ukraine – Crimea – where the residents have deep-rooted loyalties to the Russian government. The violence, protests and political upheaval have dominated the world’s news but what of the Real Ukraine? Europe’s last genuine travel frontier? Eurovision conqueror’s in 2004, successful and peaceful demonstrators of the Orange Revolution.
The largely undiscovered and vast country is full of surprises and Globe Trekker’s Holly Morris goes deep into the heart of the region and meets some interesting characters along the way. Ukrainians invented the antibiotic, the first parallel-processing computer, built the space ship that put the first man in space, discovered X-rays, won the Olympics on behalf of the Soviet Union, and inspired Ian Fleming’s iconic character, James Bond!
Follow the Globe Trekker Ukraine film crew on their epic journey to this surprising corner of Europe – taking in the ramshackle seaside charm of Odessa, the post-Soviet ambiance of Kiev, the grandeur of L’viv, the Tatar relics of Bakhchysaray, the sun-drenched beaches of Crimea, and an eerie day trip to Chernobyl. Read our Ukraine travel guide to find out more about the region.
Щасливої подорожі (Bon Voyage!)
by Zaynin Kanji