Monthly Archives: May 2014

Western Ukraine, May 2014

Rynok Square, Lviv

Rynok Square, Lviv

The Lviv opera house

The Lviv opera house

When I told friends and colleagues that I was planning a trip to Ukraine, they thought it sounded a bit crazy, as the media was full of reports of the conflict in the east. Actually the west of the country was calm and a long way from the unrest. I’d been lucky enough to see Crimea in August 2013, and had been planning the trip to the western part of the country, to make a comparison, long before the maidan demonstrations began. Continue reading