Travel Blogs from Lviv
Update: The trials of yesterday seem a long way off and we are re-charged for a full days walk around historic L'viv. Located on the western side of Ukraine, the City is now looking towards the EEC and has shed it's Russian feel of 10 years ago when we were last here. Still slightly tumble down, they have made huge efforts to restore many Baroque and Neo-Classical buildings.
The Vodka swigging ...
... back in time.
To get to Lviv, I took the express train. I’ve decided I quite like traveling by trains. The express trains were built in anticipation for the Euro2012, and allow one to get from Kiev to Lviv in less than 5 hours, compared to the 8 plus hours when one takes the overnight train. The trains are modern and air-conditioned, but the train I was on was only about a third full, because the tickets are expensive compared to night train prices. ...
Bo and I arrived in Lviv armed with all sorts of accommodation info (address, pics, maps, the works) because finding a hostel in Odessa was damn near impossible. To our surprise, hostels in Lviv are allowed to advertise so getting one was a breeze.
Bo and I spent our days wondering around Ukraine's "Loveliest City". This was a great town but I have had my fill of ...
... sludge came out of the tap. No problem, we are only here a couple days, we don’t need to shower. The next night, Robin had gone to sleep and I was still awake reading. It was around midnight when I noticed a nasty burning smell so I opened the door to see what was going on and the hall was full of smoke and other people were looking out their doors as well. I woke up Robin and said "I think there might be a fire in the ...
... the station. I started walking, and a full bus passed me, so I decided to stop and wait for the next one. Let's just say that I finally got to the station at 11, after being crowded in by an old Ukrainian woman with a ton of stuff who could have made more room for me if she'd wanted to. I found a kassa and stood in line. Of course, I was expecting this to be the wrong kassa, which it was. She directed me to kassa number 2, where the international tickets ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking