Simon Howes

Joined September 2019
  • Day5

    Street Art

    October 8 in Ukraine ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    I am always looking to find interesting street art in any new country I visit. However, I was shocked to witness exactly how much I discovered on my travels whilst here. Kyiv has a wonderful art scene that demonstrates creativity in its finest form.

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  • Day4

    Museum Monday

    October 7 in Ukraine ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Today, I decided to visit a couple of museums in Kyiv. Unfortunately, Ukraine has suffered throughout the years with a lot of dark history, so the visits included the Holodomor Genocide Museum and The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War. Just like the previous day with Chernobyl, both these museums evoked feelings of sadness. Therefore, to lighten the mood a bit, I thought I would pay homage to the underrated porcelain object that we all take for granted... wait for it... yes, I decided to visit The Museum of Toilet History for 'shits and giggles', no pun intended.Read more

  • Day3

    Chernobyl Tour

    October 6 in Ukraine ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    What an experience Chernobyl was. Witnessing the devastating effects to the surrounding areas of the nuclear disaster is certainly an eye opener. The destruction and eeriness of these locations are worth a visit alone. Definitely a thought provoking trip.

  • Day2

    Cathedral City

    October 5 in Ukraine ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    The beautiful architectural and ancient golden domed cathedrals dotted around Kyiv are certainly sights to behold. The exterior alone is very impressive on each of these majestic buildings and needs no further encouragement from me to view and admire them for yourself.

  • Day1

    First Day In Kyiv

    October 4 in Ukraine ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Firstly I managed to navigate myself to my Airbnb quite comfortably from the airport despite having no data on my phone so that is a positive start. Also, the metro ride cost the equivalent of 25p in Ukrainian hryvnia. Lastly, not only is my Airbnb host very attractive and welcoming, but she is also a proud artist displaying some of her paintings in the apartment.Read more

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