Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Really true that US passport needs 6 months left to enter Schengen zone?
  2. 2 Italy in a week
  3. 3 Private car transportation from FCO to Central Rome
  4. 4 European Sampler, 4 weeks, 6 countries?
  5. 5 what is this Copenhagen building?
  6. 6 Tips for 2018 Eastern Europe trip
  7. 7 4 Nights Sevilla/Cordoba in Nov; How to split up
  8. 8 Germany-Car or Train
  9. 9 Trip Report 2 Weeks in France: Rouen, Normandy, Dordogne and the Loire Valley
  10. 10 Trip Report 3 Weeks in Scotland and Ireland
  11. 11 SURPRISE TRIP
  12. 12 Jewish Vienna
  13. 13 Lisbon to San Sebastián to Madrid itinerary help!
  14. 14 Reaching the Lake District
  15. 15 Positano Hotel in September
  16. 16 Preliminary trip planning for Portugal April 2018
  17. 17 seat reservations
  18. 18 Scotland itinerary advice
  19. 19 Tips for tour company tour guides
  20. 20 Brussels flower tapestry
  21. 21 14 days from Frankfurt to Paris by train
  22. 22 Paris to Switzerland to Venice in 2 weeks?
  23. 23 HELP: 3rd trip to France - where should I go?
  24. 24 Best Date for Vatican Museums?
  25. 25 Sardinia, Sardegna, Cerdena, tomatoe, tomato, tomate
View next 25 » Back to the top

Eastern Europe Trip Report

Jump to last reply

A few days ago my partner Don and I returned from a two week trip to Belarus and Ukraine. During the trip we wrote about our trip at the following web site:

http://donnhoward.blogspot.com/

Feel free to read about it there. I have included a shorter summary below.

The main purpose was to visit the four small towns that my grandparents came from. However, the majority of our time was be in larger cities.

Here was our itinerary.

Fly into Minsk, the capital of Belarus (from Wash. DC) - 3 days in Minsk

Bus (5 hours) to the small Belarus town of Turov, Belarussia (home of grandparent #1) - stay for a day

Hire car/driver for next day to visit David Gorodok (home of grandparent #2)

Overnight train to Lviv, Ukraine, stay in Lviv for 4 days. One of the days hired car/driver to visit hometowns of grandparent #3 in Cherniv and grandparent #4 in Zolochiv.

Overnight train to Kiev, stay in Kiev for 5 full days, with one day trip to Uman, about three hours by bus from Kiev.

Next day, flew back to DC.

In the small towns, we didn't really have specific places to visit, but will get a feel for the towns. In Liviv, we visted the archives to see if we could find any information on family history. Turns out we found a couple of hints that will need further investigation.

Belarus had very very few tourists as it is still a closed society. Ukraine is more open and more westernized.

Howard

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement