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Walk Till You Drop, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Walk Till You Drop

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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So I started out the day on a mission to change currency.  The previous two weeks saw Ukraine completely change it's foreign currency situation in an effort to curb the black market currency exchange. The new legislation required money ...

West from Kiev, Lviv, Ukraine travel blog

West from Kiev

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I'm always a little apprehensive about these overnight train trips but as usual this one was great. I shared a compartment with three others... two blokes and a girl.  All Ukrainian speakers.  Even that seemed strange after so long in Kiev. ...

Finally Kolomeya, Kolomeya, Ukraine travel blog

Finally Kolomeya

A travel blog entry by budz888

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It was a pretty uncomfortable bus trip to Kolomeya but interesting enough.  It went through heaps of cities and towns whose names I recognised.  Some looked good enough to return to. And they even had a room for me in the easter egg ...

Kiev - Wave Skate Park, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - Wave Skate Park

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... in the square. Real Ockers but they no doubt speak Ukrainian better than me.  They'd been visiting relatives over in western Ukraine. Finally bought my ticket out of Kiev - to Lviv.  The usual terrible system at the railway booking office.  ...

Another Day in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Another Day in Kiev

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Went to a slightly upmarket eastern (Caucusus) restaurant in the Globus shopping centre.  When I noticed the service charge they'd added on I gave them a bit of a serve.  That sort of stuff makes me puke.  It always seems to be waiters ...

One last full day, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

One last full day

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... ;After a coke and pastry i headed to the tomb of the unknown soldier and walked through the park, past the government buildings and Ukraine House to arrive back at independance square.  Due to aching feet, i took my time, stopping for coffee and rest ...

Kiev- Georgian restaurant, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev- Georgian restaurant

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... been so I felt good about that but considering they had a proper cash-register it was such blatant cheating. One of the mysteries of Ukraine is why the kiosks that one sees around the streets need to stock about 50 types of beer and vodka...  ...

L'viv, Lviv, Ukraine travel blog

L'viv

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... the bus-station. I suppose that's why it's a good idea to have a local. Things are definitely a bit different in Ukraine than in those boring countries in western Europe. Once in L'viv we'd been travelling for a while including a really ...

Last Full Day in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Last Full Day in Kiev

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Kiev gave me the shits for a while but I'm going to miss it here as soon as I'm gone.  Always something interesting on the menu. And if, as is usual, you've had a litre of beer by mid afternoon, of course the place will look good. Even this church ...

Kiev - Nazi Memorabilia, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - Nazi Memorabilia

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Wandered down to the old city, Podil.  (Kiev was pretty badly damaged during the war so there's not much left that's very old. Of course there are lots of churches around though. They seem to have lots of nazi memorabilia for sale here.  ...

Kiev -  Service Charge Again!, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - Service Charge Again!

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Met up with Anna. Took her to Chinese. Chinese menu but crap.10% service charge. Got it removed. Another bloke waiter. That's three now that have been disastrous. Bastards. Tourist cities. No wonder expats have to go where they feel they won't get ripped ...

Stick it up your Volga., Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Stick it up your Volga.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Kiev., Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev.

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Kiev. ...

Landed, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Landed

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... the customs officer and refuse to move, at which point, they were put through quickly (minus the smile and welcome to Ukraine phrase). Once through customs, I ran into another obstacle, money. Two weeks earlier, in an effort to stop the illegal exchange ...

Sicko, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Sicko

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... do you have this berada?" He asked, pointing to my beard.  "In Canada it means you are traveling" I respond. "OK, but in Ukraine, berada means...um...how you say...fool who does not know anythings" And suddenly, i felt like a berada.  As if it ...

THE THRILL OF THE WILD UNKNOWN, Primorskaya, Ukraine travel blog

THE THRILL OF THE WILD UNKNOWN

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... and Russia: Slovakia - 7 days - $25 Hungary - 2 nights - $23 Romania - 7 days - $20 Moldova - a few kilometers - $4 Ukraine - 4.5 nights - $60 (in a hurry, I splurged) I'm a cheap travel date.  Or not; Jana's Slovakian and Mihai's Romanian ...

The Heart of the City, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

The Heart of the City

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... their love of the soviet era, you would be hard pressed to find a supporter of Stalin.  Through his oppression of Ukraine and engineered famines, millions in the Ukraine died. During the second world war, Ukraine was sacrificed by Stalin as they ...

ILLEGAL ENTRY #6 (RUSSIA TO UKRAINE), Dombasa, Ukraine travel blog

ILLEGAL ENTRY #6 (RUSSIA TO UKRAINE)

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... trying to go to Turkey and the Lebanon, I'd go to the Czech Republic and then home to Michigan. Two days later, I legally left Ukraine, and I had to pay a $70 fine to do so.  They'd thought I'd been in their country for the past eight ...

Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... guards outside the door reminds me of getting into a compound in Kenya during the <i>mau-mau</i> uprising. If Ukraine is that dangerous I feel sorry for the Ukrainians. Or probably they think it's cool to have armed guards everywhere - little ...

Up and Atom Fallout Boy!, Chornobyl, Ukraine travel blog

Up and Atom Fallout Boy!

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... ; It was the first time in history that man lost control of nuclear power and it's affects still riddle the people of Ukraine and Belarus with thyroid cancer.  It cause the Soviet Union and all the world realize the need for nuclear transparency and ...

Soccer, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Soccer

A travel blog entry by budz888

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The incredibally wide main street in the middle of the city is pedestrian-only on the week-ends.  It's a nice touch.  A few people selling souvenirs, a bloke trying to sell pedicab rides, but other than that not much commercialism.  Just ...

KIev - Wave Skaters, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

KIev - Wave Skaters

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... two were sitting there and the next thing one of them pushed the other in... not the first time I've seen that in Ukraine.  I hope they sell waterproof mobile phones. In the evening I was sitting having something to eat in the square when a group of ...

Khmelnitskiy, Independance Day, Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine travel blog

Khmelnitskiy, Independance Day

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Russia's the country of statues of Lenin, Ukraine's the country of statues of Taras Shevchenko, the national poet. There were some sort of independance day (I think) celebrations going on in the square near my hotel.  Or perhaps they carry on ...

Goodbye Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Goodbye Kiev

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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    After an uneventful final day in Kiev, i gave up my search for a Ukrainian bandura.  Heading to the airport was a wonderful treat as the traffic congestion made me check my watch every fifteen minutes. Once arriving at the ...

Khmelnitskiy, Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine travel blog

Khmelnitskiy

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Khmelnitskiy's turned out to be a very pleasant mid-sized city.    I spent most of the day trying to find my way around the market.  It's absolutely huge.  No matter how big you imagine it to be you'll still be underestimating it. ...

KIev -  Hydropark, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

KIev - Hydropark

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Took the subway to the island in the middle of the river. It's a fun park. But to some extent the most fun bit was the escalator ride down to the platform.  It takes a couple of minutes on the escalator as the subway has to pass under the ...

Khmelnitskiy... Day One, Khmel'nyts'kyi, Ukraine travel blog

Khmelnitskiy... Day One

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... there are only a handful of hotels in town but I suppose in general you're not going to have that many internal tourists in Ukraine staying at relatively expensive hotels. In any case, I found a room in the second hotel that my taxi driver took me to. ...

Kiev - A Majestic Capital, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - A Majestic Capital

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Upon my arrival in Kiev, I experienced the same magic as with my previous train ride to Dnepropetrovsk.  As I stepped out of the train, it was 8am and the communist opera music was playing quite loud.  Wow, I had the people, the buildings and ...

Still in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Still in Kiev

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... at that stage. Met up with a French Esperantist whom I had met at the railway station in Białystok.  He's touring round Ukraine with a couple of relatives.  It meant that I have now actually done some real touristy stuff.  We did a ...

Dnepropetrovsk - Culture Shock! :), Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine travel blog

Dnepropetrovsk - Culture Shock! :)

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... on the ceiling and the ambiance.  It was so exciting, I could not stop smiling and feeling my heart exploding and opening wide.  This was my introduction into the real Ukraine and I could only desire more.   Endless love ...

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