Travel Blogs from Kiev, Ukraine

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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 ...

Kiev - Wave Skate Park, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - Wave Skate Park

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... 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.  Lots of counters ...

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

A travel blog entry by budz888

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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...  ...

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

A travel blog entry by budz888

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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!

A travel blog entry by budz888

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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.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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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 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 ...

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 ...

Soccer, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Soccer

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... sell pedicab rides, but other than that not much commercialism.  Just people wandering around enjoying the walk. People rave about Kiev but I find the centre pretty unfriendly on the whole.  Big buildings, lots of people. The pinnacle of ...

KIev - Wave Skaters, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

KIev - Wave Skaters

A travel blog entry by budz888

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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 ...

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 ...

KIev -  Hydropark, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

KIev - Hydropark

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... ; But as is usual for this sort of thing, if they're not making heaps of money they're pretty run down.  They have a mini Kiev which was a bit corny.    In a way the bits of the island with the most people were a bit like a permanent ...

Kiev - A Majestic Capital, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - A Majestic Capital

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... .  50C in the sun + humidity!  The problem was that it was virtually impossible to eat out past 22h00 in downtown Kiev... weird.   Another thing that struck me was that so many leaves in the trees were brown and dead.   I was ...

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 ...

Kiev - Soccer Again, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev - Soccer Again

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... .  I really like that sort of stuff.  I can't believe how many of them seem to be smokers though...  Turkey played Ukraine at soccer at the local stadium just up the road in the evening. I didn't pay to go in in the end but I did ...

Last Day in Kiev..., Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Last Day in Kiev...

A travel blog entry by budz888

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The French checked out of my hotel and moved across the road.  I thought I wouldn't run into them again but here they are... Very cool blokes. Yet another monument to a famous general...  I rather like them.  Plus they're much better ...

Kiev, Ukraine: Searching for Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev, Ukraine: Searching for Kiev

A travel blog entry by samber

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... at a tasty Turkish place whilst trying to avoid bumping into the remaining football hooligans left over from England's game against the Ukraine the night before. At some stage during the day we hiked our bags over to the apartment we had rented. A ...

Kiev, Ukraine: Beers in the Square, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev, Ukraine: Beers in the Square

A travel blog entry by samber

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Arriving back from Chernobyl at 7pm we sat in the square at one of the many kiosks people watching whilst enjoying a cheap beer. One fashion I can't understand is wedge trainers. They are awfully ugly and should not be worn in public. We also noticed a ...

Living The Dream, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Living The Dream

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... !!! St Michaels Monastery was next. There use to be one here that was years old, but the Soviets knocked it down. Once Ukraine became independent, a copy was built and is meant to look the same. For a building that's 7 years old, it certainly looks ...

The Orange Revolution!, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

The Orange Revolution!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... , I spot a Marks and Spencers. I know they do great food but totally surprised to see them in the Ukraine. I walked up the main street of Kiev and headed to maydan Nezalezhnosti, not before I purchasd as ice cream. I wanted vanilla and chocolate Mr ...

Thanksgiving in Ukraine!, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Thanksgiving in Ukraine!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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     Eva is my friend from Garmsich who traveled with me in India and visited me in Taiwan.  Eva is deathly allergic to alcohol a fate worse that than death so she focuses on food.  As you can tell from her ...

Sightseeing in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Sightseeing in Kiev

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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... pictures. It is very cold today and windy. We walked thru several parks, saw a WWII memorial museum, Ukraine's Statue of Liberty, Kiev's Palace, Kiev's Arch which I think signifies freedom, and a beautiful view of the Dnipro River. We will be leaving ...

Kiev Day 2, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Kiev Day 2

A travel blog entry by posendek

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... until OSU kicks off and i have to find a site that might show the game, so this'll be quick... Today was a beautiful day in Kiev.  Temp was about 60 and the sun was out which is great walking weather for me as it kept my sweating to a minimum.  ...

Layover in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine travel blog

Layover in Kiev

A travel blog entry by russchid

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Short layover. Fur ...

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