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Useful Phrases In Ukrainian For Tourists

Ukraine is quite a new tourist destination and it is becoming popular every year. Although some of the cities like Lviv and Odesa are used to foreigners, therefore people speak some English, many people in small cities do not speak English. So, I made a list of the most useful phrases in Ukrainian that would help you to travel through this country. English Ukrainian How To Read Hello (formal) / Good Day Добрий День [Dobrii Den’] Hi Привіт [Privit…

15 Things To Do In Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Ukraine in general is a super underrated tourist destination. And although Kyiv (Kiev) is the capital of this country, AND it has a long history and many things to do for a tourist, many people see it as an industrial post-soviet city with no tourist value. And while I agree that at first it might seem like that, Kyiv does have its hidden gems. The city contains beautiful architecture, amazing views, and places of…

The Best Self Guided Walking Tour Of Kyiv

Before moving to Beijing, China I lived in Kyiv for five years. Those years made me love and hate Kyiv about the same amount. And I know it sounds weird, but there some things that I love about this city and some things that I absolutely hate. So, back to the things I love! While I was living and studying in Kyiv many people over the years had come to visit me. Of course, they…

Take The Train From Kyiv To Lviv

If you have followed the blog at all, you should know by now that I live in Lviv (hence the high number of articles) but every once in a while I have to go to Kyiv (also written as Kiev). Whether it’s to meet friends, or because I’m accompanying Cody, I almost always go back and forth by train. In fact, the train is the easiest way to get from Kyiv to Lviv…

The Best Street Food In Kyiv: Бухта Food Station

On my most recent trip to Kyiv I was extremely pleased to discover the best street food in Kyiv place. One that may be my new favorite chill out spot…at least during the summer. Read more: Must Try Food In Ukraine | Traditional Ukrainian Food The Kyiv River Port has been taken over by a plethora of food vendors under the umbrella of Бухта FOOD STATION where you can find a wide variety of Ukrainian and…

Where To Stay In Kyiv (Kiev)

The first question you’ll ask yourself after you have bought your tickets to Kyiv, Ukraine is where to stay. For first time tourists here is a short guide to the Kyiv districts, and which ones are the most convenient to stay for tourists. Read more: The Best Walking Route To Explore Kyiv First of all, you need to know that Kyiv is split on two parts by the main river Dnipro. So, there is…

What Is The Deal With Sushi In Ukraine

Anyone who has been to Ukraine before has probably noticed the inclusion of a sushi menu at seemingly random restaurants. It seems weird to most that you would go to a pizza restaurant, and they also serve sushi. Or hit up a beer hall and along with beer snacks you can also get some Unagi rolls. When Cody, (from Cooking To Entertain), who is American, first went to Ukraine with me on vacation he was…

Visiting Kyiv Pechersk Lavra – The Cave Monastery

One of the must visit places in Kyiv (Kiev) is an ancient monastery complex – Kyiv Pechersk Lavra or monastery of the caves. The territory of the monastery is quite large and includes a few different churches and monuments, but the highlight of this monastery are the caves. This place is also a great stop on my Kyiv Walking Tour because it is right next to the Kyiv War Museum And The Motherland. The word “pechera…

How To Visit Mezhyhirya Residence, Yanukovych Presidential Palace

Chances are that you have heard about the Ukrainian revolution in 2014 and that our 4th president, Viktor Yanukovych was accused of high treason. Therefore, he escaped and is currently living in exile in Russia. Why do I tell you all of this? Because although he stole so much money and got some expensive artwork with him to Russia, he could not do anything with his Presidential Palace, Mezhyhirya. Luckily, common people first went to…

How To Visit The Kyiv War Museum and The Motherland

I cannot say that Kyiv is the most beautiful city in Ukraine. No, that would be a lie. Kyiv is a great city, but many bad things happened to it, including the World Wars, Soviet Union Regime and of course the corruption of Ukrainian government. How did it effect Kyiv? Well…. First, during the War a big part of this city was ruined, then during the Soviet Union were built ugly great boxes that people…