We lived for a few months in Ukraine, exploring Kyiv and its surroundings.
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Europe120 days / June - July - August - September 2021
Highs & Lows
Hidden gems in Podil
Difficult to communicate in English
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would have taken some taken some lessons in Russian prior to the trip. Or at least learn how to read Cyrillic. Not understanding Cyrillic makes a simple grocery shopping trip a real struggle.
How was the food?
* Hum:Hum - cool, land back place in Podil with good breakfast and lots of vegetarian/vegan options * Mama Manana - Georgian cousine, moderate prices, nice decor, many locations * Puzata Hata - budget option, lots of locations, Ukrainian food * Chernomorka - a few locations in Kiev, very good fish and seafood * The Life of Wonderful People - beautiful decor, many vegetarian options, good breakfast and lunch, nice vibe in the evening * Kyiv Food Market - lots of food options to choose from, live music in the evenings * Viet Bar - best pho we could find * TAKAVA Coffee Buffet - good specialty coffee, many locations * Drunk Cherry - a few locations in Kiev, yummy cherry wine * Lviv Croissants - you'll see it on every corner, good sandwich fast food, some veggie options * Basque - a hole in the wall right in the city centre, excellent basque cheesecake and good coffee, good pit stop if you need a sugar rush...Read More
Some tube stations in Kyiv are really beautiful. It's worth to take a tube trip just to see some of them.
Certain areas in Kyiv can be hilly so bring comfy shoes.