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Old 08-14-18, 01:26 PM
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Been to Kiev?

Met a guy who just got back from a vacation trip. Said Kiev was just as interesting and nice as Prague but cheaper and not as crowded.

I like going places where most people don't think about going. Looks like they've got a fun mix of historical and modern stuff to experience.
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Old 08-14-18, 01:36 PM
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One of my photographer friends, a retired photojournalist, has spent years in Ukraine doing street and documentary photography. He loves it. Or he must. He occasionally gripes about some things, but he doesn't come back to the US unless he needs medical care (since his health network is here, not there). I suspect he's been in Ukraine so long it's like home so he feels free to gripe about petty stuff the same way we all do.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Met a guy who just got back from a vacation trip. Said Kiev was just as interesting and nice as Prague but cheaper and not as crowded.

I like going places where most people don't think about going. Looks like they've got a fun mix of historical and modern stuff to experience.
I've never been to Kiev but I have been to Bratislava and Krakow and they both fit that description.
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Old 08-14-18, 04:16 PM
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Never been to Kiev, but I love their Chicken.

I have been to Moscow (over Christmas/New Year's, got to be in Red Square for New Year's Eve, pretty scary with all those lawless Russions shooting fireworks everywhichway in the crowd)
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Old 08-16-18, 05:20 AM
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Never been there and not likely to afford it now but those former Soviet republics and Russia seem to have the best of "Heavy Equipment Fails" video on YouTube.
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Given the current political enviro around the world, if I were going to travel (now) I would fake being British or Aussie.
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Old 09-27-18, 06:30 AM
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I was in Kiev a couple of times. My friend is studying in this city. In fact, there is something to see in Kiev. There are many attractions and parks, historical monuments. And, of course, good hotels, which is important. First my friend offered to stay at the hostel, but I chose the hotel Premier Hotels and Resorts. The choice did not disappoint me. And the price is pleasant, and the conditions are good. Therefore, I advise everyone to visit Kiev and enjoy its color.
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Old 09-27-18, 01:40 PM
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Went to Tallinn, Estonia last year and would recommend. Old world euro-charm at a tiny fraction of the price of nearly any other European capital city. Were I to do another vacation to the Baltics, it would probably be a train sojourn: Tallinn -- Riga -- Vilnius -- Minsk -- Kiev.
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Old 09-30-18, 03:28 PM
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My grandfathers family fled Minsk and Riga because of pogroms. I doubt attitudes have changed much.
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Old 12-06-18, 12:43 PM
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Been in Kiev last year. Like this city! Planning to visit it again after Christmas. Also I heard many positive reviews about Odessa and Lviv
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I Did Prague in 1991.. , part of a bike tour..
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Sounds like a question Donald asks of Vladimir.

”No, but soon Donald. Soon”.
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Many, many times. It is a fun town, lots to see, lots to do. Don't miss St. Micheals Cathedral. The GUM is their Macy's and the Chornobyl Museum is very sobering. Rent the headsets if you go to the museum. The placards are in Ukraine, not English.
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