Travel Blogs from Lviv
Just letting y'all know...if you love coffee like I do, then Lviv should be at the top of your list of places to visit. Seriously though. Every single street is lined with tons of coffee shops with different themes for each one! Totally amazing for a coffee addict like me. Not amazing for my wallet though.
Just because it'll be hard to go through what we did every day in Lviv, I'll keep it short and say we had an absolute blast in this city! For anyone who doesn't know, Lviv ...
... where we could get the remaining stickers removed and holes in the tubes patched up. Even with no common language the problem was quickly understood and remedied with staggering efficiency. Simultaneously several other customers were also served. Some of the methods used by the tire-master were perhaps a bit unconventional but he dealt very professionally with our tube issues(cost of service 80UAH), also fair. By 14:00 we were on the road to Kiew. Unfortunately, ...
On this visit to L’viv we decided to stay at one of the big old Communist era hotels in the downtown. This hotel was quite the place… We were in one of the original rooms that had not been updated (or possibly cleaned) since Brezhnev was General Secretary of the Soviet Union. I tried turning on the hot water in the tub and just got a wheezing sound from the tap so I tried the hot water in the sink and ...
... 1st.” So Robin and I have a quick 30 second conference and determine that the best option is to head back to Budapest and figure out how to get to Romania from there. We managed to buy the tickets to Budapest with no further issues and it only took us about 4 hours of standing in different lines and traveling between ticket offices to get them. Communism may be gone from these parts but its legacy of long lines and convoluted processes lives on in the railway ...
My address isn't a house or a street...my address is the Soviet Union!
I've wanted to write a blog about the legacy of communsim for a while, but haven't got around to it. Sitting in my hotel suite sipping on bathtub-chilled champagne might not seem like the most likely setting for such a blog, but here I find myself. I've just returned from an evening out with a Ukrainian friend I haven't seen in 4 years, but have been thinking about this ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking