Kiev | St. Sophia’s Cathedral

Our first experience of St. Sophia’s was after dark, we decided to climb the bell tower to get a view over the city at night. A UNESCO World Heritage site, St Sophia’s is mostly hidden by the bell tower and its surrounding walls. The domes, a mix of green and gold, did protrude above the…

Kiev | Pechersk Lavra – Monastery of the Caves

It was a quiet Sunday morning and we had decided to go and explore Pechersk Lavra, the Monastery of the Caves. Heading through the gates we made our way down the cobbled street into the UNESCO World Heritage site. After wandering around a little and feeling very much like the only tourists, it dawned on…

Denmark 1 | Through Roskilde and on to Rødvig

An early(ish) flight from Manchester had led to us sleeping in the van the night before; we wanted to avoid the cost of a hotel or a disgustingly early drive down there from the Lakes. It meant the very start of our journey was very easy, bags were already packed, parking for the van had…