If you're planning a trip to Kyiv, here are some tips I hope will help you on your journey. Arriving / departing: Travelling with Ryanair? Then you'll be arriving/departing from the old Borispol F terminal that has not much in the way of facilities. At the time I was there for departure (June 2019) there was limited… Continue reading Top tips for a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine
Our last full day in Kyiv! Where did the time go? We should have been more rigorous with our mornings and done less sitting around the apartment. Oh well, you can't travel back in time, but you can travel to Pochaina metro to visit Petrivka market. Petrivka market is mostly about books; literature, scholastic, stationery,… Continue reading A week in Kyiv – Day 7
I love a funicular. And Kyiv has a funicular. I don't know why this isn't near the top of any list of "things to do in Kyiv"; I found out about it almost by accident. We took the metro to Poshtova plosha from where we would ride the funicular. But first, a visit to the recommended… Continue reading A week in Kyiv – Day 6
Again, we spent part of the morning in a disorganised way, but at least we had a good sleep. And although it took us a while to get going, at least we had a plan - today we were heading to the Lavra complex. To save us what looked like a long boring walk, we… Continue reading A week in Kiev – Day 5
After two intense days at Chernobyl, we slept late and then sat in the apartment trying to organise a schedule. Sometimes this happens on trips - if we don't have a pre-defined agenda, we sit around procrastinating. It's as if we are afraid to say, "Let's relax and take it easy," because we feel we… Continue reading A week in Kyiv – Day 4
For anyone expecting a how-to guide, I apologise. This is a genuine question from me. I don't understand European package holiday destinations. How do you choose one over another? If all you want is a week in the sun, it seems so easy, but how do you choose between Spain, Portugal, Greece or Turkey? And… Continue reading How do you book a holiday?