Although I am specializing on tours around Slovakia, I received a request for a tour in Ukraine (and later in Slovakia too). Because I am based in Eastern Slovakia it was not my first journey to Ukraine. Erika was born in Mukachevo (UA) 80 years ago and her grandparents lived in Berehovo (around 30 km south from Mukachevo). Both of these towns were for almost 20 years part of former Czechoslovakia, now they are part of Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in western Ukraine, near the border with Hungary and Slovakia. Before Erika moved with her family to United States, she spent some years in Košice (Slovakia) too.