The Ukraine city is a curious mixture of vintage Soviet realism murals, genteelly decaying art nouveau buildings, monuments to the Russian Revolution and glitzy shops stocking the latest European fashions.
A dramatic Alberta route of colossal peaks, mirrored lakes and ever-present wildlife, this leisurely road trip also includes glacier walking and hearty mountain dining.
In the north of France, close to its border with Belgium, lie superb cheeses, pastries, pâtés and frites.
The region offers good skiing and hiking, Roman ruins in the town of Aosta, vernacular architecture and some impressive medieval and Renaissance castles.
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