Kyiv

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…

The Best Walking Route To Explore 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…

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…

Taras Shevchenko Park

This article is about Taras Shevchenko Park. For a history of Taras Shevchenko the person, click here. If you are going to travel to Ukraine, chances are that you will go to Kyiv (Kiev) the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv is a big city and it has a lot to offer to tourists, although I personally would not stay there more than 4 – 5 days. It is a busy industrial city that needs so much work…

Kyiv Golden Gate

Kyiv starts from the Golden Gate. That is what my history teacher used to say. The Golden Gate is a symbol of Kyiv and although it may not be considered a fancy one or a big one, it is extremely important for Ukrainians. Usually, the city’s most important construction was the fortification wall and the gates. Unfortunately for Kyiv and Ukraine in general, the city’s walls and almost all the city was destroyed…