Welcome to Postcards from Ukraine: a blog about our travels in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
We are two Londoners, a Brit and an Italian, who decided to leave their jobs and house in West London to start a new life as digital nomads- living and working on the road in Eastern Europe.
Through Postcards from Ukraine we aim to bring you news and info from our travels and tips for how you can make your own travel plans a reality.
We started our trip with a small amount of savings and will be freelancing as we travel.
We're on the road, moving to Ukraine, driving through Europe.
Honest and in-depth insights into life on the road in Ukraine and beyond.
Keep up to date with our efforts at learning the language.
Whether you’re thinking of coming to Ukraine for a short holiday or a longer stay like us, knowing some information about the cost of living is very helpful. In fact, if you’re looking at travelling Europe for a while or spending some time as a digital nomad, Ukraine is one of the cheapest places you Read more about Our guide to the cost of living in Ukraine[…]
We’ve already hit our three week anniversary of living here in Lviv. So, we thought it was time to bring you our insiders’ guide to what to do in and around Lviv in the summer. Of course you could also do some of these things in the winter too. But considering that winter here can Read more about Ten things to do in and around Lviv: Summer Edition[…]
Poland was our last stop along the road to our new home in Ukraine and the first country which was brand new for both of us. I was super curious to see what this country is like, as I have quite a few Polish friends and acquaintances back in London. In fact, London is said Read more about Krakow[…]
Once upon a time, a caravan of travellers stopped by a hill. It was really cold and they camped by a camp fire. One of the guys asked “how is this place called?”. And another guy, shivering answered “Brrrrrr-no …”. So the city of Brno was born, apparently (in Czech language, the word “no” means Read more about Br-yes or Br-no?[…]
Dear fellow travellers, if you’re planning to travel through central Europe in the month of May or June, brace yourself – roads will be constantly scattered with roadworks, which will slow down your road trip. The very first thing you have to do when you enter the Czech Republic is stop and pay for a Read more about Stop 3: Czech Republic (Prague)[…]
We left Belgium with the motto “we’re finally heading to an affordable country”. We were looking forward to get to ‘our beloved Germany’ – that both of us have visited and know as a precise, affordable, clean and – if not extremely exciting – always nice and worth visiting country. Neither of us had ever Read more about Stop 2: Germany[…]
On our way to our new home (for the new few months at least), we’re stopping off at a couple of different destinations. We reached the first of these yesterday – Belgium. We intended to go straight to Brussels. Not because Brussels itself is particularly exciting to us, but simply because it’s a convenient stop Read more about Stop 1: Belgium[…]
As brand-new bloggers in the travel-blogging world, we’re super happy to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Miguel and Yvonne of Trip Bitten fame. They’re a half American, half Dutch couple, currently writing from China where they’ve been since 2010. Their blog is full of tips on travelling in Asia, and you should Read more about Liebster award nomination[…]
The travel dream is pretty common. Trading your hour-long tube commute and endless days at your desk in a stuffy office for freedom, sunshine, palm trees and flip flops. But in reality, whilst many of us dream about it, not many people actually do it. We settle for staring at ‘travelspo’ pictures of tropical islands, chic Read more about What’s stopping you? Long term travel myths busted![…]
Not so long ago, I decided to move from my native country, Italy, to become an expat. These new economic times that many call “crisis” – others call “the new average” – require different sacrifices from people willing to emerge. Personally, I grew up reading stories about the U.S. I.T. work model, where you could Read more about Our choice of Eastern Europe[…]