Old City Hostel Lviv
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... we had a host in that city. Every man, woman and child were speaking Ukrainian. To counter a common misconception, it is not dangerous to speak Russian in Lviv. In fact, most Ukrainians from the Eastern part visiting the city speak Russian to the locals. The response in usually in Ukrainian though, a language that all Slavs understand very well.
Most Ukrainian speakers of Kiev are migrants from the nearby countryside where surjik, a blend of Russian ...
... look in the camper and were interested in what we we doing more than looking for trouble. Anyway it turns out that we should have been processed with the cars so Steve was despatched to get the tiny piece of paper with an even tinier stamp on it. Hurray.
By that time it was very dark and no parking so we headed to the Buhkta Viking Camping park South of Lviv, arrived late and parked outside ...
... any other car. A a few Yugo's, remember those? My old headmaster at C of E Mr Harrison used to drive one. So, for you dad, I took a picture of a church with a Lada parked out front!
Near the Lada was a large art market. I walked around the market slowly, trying to find places I hadn't already seen. Near the art market was a food and random market. One lady was selling Sunflower seeds still in the flower ...
Well, Moscow may have been a loveless metropolis but for what we lacked in russia, we have more than found compensation in Ukraine. In particular, western Ukraine's historical jewel of a city - Lviv. If you saw michael Palin's travel saga on eastern Europe ("New Europe") it was Lviv that he said was the one city he would surely return to, and I can't agree more.
From the moment we lost ourselves in it's winding streets I was in love with Lviv. In many ways it reminds me ...
... which Tanya recommended. The borst was amazing it really brought me back to when my Bubby would make it for me, it was one of my favourite foods she made, that and Latkas, the Latkas at this restaurant were also very similar to hers, but not as good. It was the closest anyone has ever come though. L’viv is a very nice city, similar to Krakow.
We really needed to do laundry at the hostel, our plan was to do it and then go out on ...
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