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Last day in Ukraine before heading to Budapest. Spent the morning on a 3hr walking tour taking in amongst other things, the Lviv opera house, several churches, a coffee "mine", and a pharmacy museum. Also ate chocolate and shopped. Now on board a train heading for Hungary, playing peek-a-boo with two very cute kids in the next compartment. Not sure if the "cute" will last if the noise continues, however ...
... br> Lviv seems to be very poor the streets have not been fixed for ages as a matter of fact I don't think and vehicle has any shocks left because of the cobble stones they are all up and down. The busses have been patched with fibreglass. As a matter of fact I don’t think that when any of these countries have been onder communist rule they don’t use cement in their render as it is falling off all ...
... and other citizens crossing so that they allowed us to skip the line.
If Austrian road workers were to place signs on Ukrainian roads they'd put a 30km/h limit, "Warning" and "Tits" (bad road) signs on the entrance to the country and cancellation signs on the Ukraine's exit :)
For these two weeks I used to drive in European way: calmly and relaxed. So the Chaos of our roads met me with open arms :)
... was full of locals - I was the only foreigner on board, and one of only 2 or 3 Russian speakers. As the bus laboured its way closer to Lviv, straining to make hills in some cases, I got a good taste of ordinary Ukrainian village life. I can't tell you the number of times we saw horse and carts, often driven by stout, kerchiefed babushkas or wizened be-capped men. Often they were empty, but once we passed one loaded down with hay, looking like something from a painting. ...
... in order to get past the big guy with the machine gun - all in good fun.
On our second day here we followed the trip notes advice and took ourselves on a very pleasant all day hike up to Castle Hill for views of city, followed by visiting Europe's oldest still functioning brewery - Robert Doms and flaming coffee in the Armenia Street and of course a wander through the ornate Gothic monuments of the Lychakivsky Cemetery.
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