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    • visiting kiev

      by shizri Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      We are planning to visit Kiev on May.
      Is it safe now in the city center? What is the atmosphir? Police and soldeirs in the streets ?
      Does people going out for night life? Does people travelling in the main streets?
      Reccomended to visit or not?

    • visiting kiev and worry

      by shizri Online Now 2 hours ago

      We plan to visit Kiev on May 11th.
      We have fight tickets and a hotel neer the Maidan square but we are very afraid becuase of the situation (people killed,armed people in the streets,America is sending army...).
      Can somebody from Kiev(!!!) update what exactly is going now in the city?
      Do we have to worry?
      Can we enjoy the city right now or we should delay the visit?
      Night life is still on going?
      People are going out at nights?


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      Bangladeshi Passport. Ukraine Transit.

      by ssjd02 Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 3:25 AM

      Hi I am a Bangladeshi Passport holder, resident in United Kingdom with long term work permit. I will be travelling from Istanbul to London via Kiev on 21 April 2014. I had a 2 hour stop-over which has now become 9 Hours in Boryspil International Airport due a to a flight change by UIA. From 11 AM to 8 PM. I would not like to sit in the airport for that long rather go out and see the beautiful city.
      Q. What are the chances of me getting a Transit visa at the airport for the day upon arrival? What would be the procedure?
      Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.


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      9 hours in Kiev. Safe to travel?

      by ssjd02 Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      Me and my wife are traveling from London to Istanbul via Kiev with UIA on 18th April and returning on 21st April 2014. We booked the trip before any protests started in Kiev.
      Now, due to a change in flights by the airlines, we have a 9 hour stop over in Kiev on our way back. Is it now safe to spend a few hours sightseeing in Kiev? If yes, what can we do / see in few hours?

    • casino in kiev

      by shizri Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 8:35 AM

      Is there casino in kiev except in the Premier Palace hotel ?

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      Boryspil to central train station Kiev

      by Unique82 Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 4:39 AM

      Just wondering how much roughly should a taxi cost from Boryspil airport to central train station Kiev?

    • Isw it safe to travel to KIev

      by gotofly Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      We are family of 3, traveling end of May to Moscow-St. Petwersburg-Tallinn - Riga - Vilnius - Kiev - Paris
      Can you pleae tell me if it is safe to visit Kiev for 3 days in town.

    • Safe travel?

      by hartmegan15 Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      Given the current situation in Ukraine, is it safe to travel there? I know the situation in Ukraine has calmed down considerably, but there are still some levels of unrest, especially in Crimea and in the East. I will be coming from the US to visit my fiance in Kiev in June.


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      Zhuliany airport

      by taurean_traveller Online Now Nov 4, 2012 at 1:32 AM

      Is there a bus service from Zhuilany airport to the main train station in Kiev?

      If yes what would be the last departure time.
      Many thanks

      1 Answer Nov 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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      Did I see a VT member in Kiev October 22 ?

      by GyuriFT Online Now Oct 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM

      Hi guys / girls,

      wasn't here for ages - but we did visit Kiev spontanously this weekend. While we were riding the metro escalator at the "Arsenal" station, some girls did look at me and begin to point their finger at my chest.... than I realized, I did wear the VT T-shirt from Ohrid meeting. So some VT members maybe did "catch" us in Kiev.

      The background of the visit: while I am still looking for a job, my kid had a long weekend before October 23 holidays in Hungary, so we "escaped" to Ukraina. The original idea was to drive the (in)famous North Korean to Chernigov. But my wife and my kid wanted rather to relax, so we parked the Korean family member in Chop at a secure place (15 Grivennik / day !!!) and took the train to Kiev.

      Certainly less "freedom" than taking the car but cheaper + why on Earth would I need a car in Kiev?

      Going back was fine, too, got the Korean buy back ("his" name is Winnie, the Pooh by the way, few VT-ers already know our pooh-bear), filled it with all kind of goodies in Uzhgorod (vodka + zephyr + Krimea sparkiling wine + Kinzmarauli + cake + red fish + caviar) and arrived yesterday home. Was a great trip.

      So did someone catch us at "Arsenal" ?

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      Visiting at Christmas time

      by ainsleigh Online Now Sep 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      Plans have changed for me and I'd like to visit Kiev over Christmas January 3-9. Is this a good or bad time to visit ? I realize things will be closed but will it be for 1-2 days or the whole week? I'm not worried about the weather.
      Any advice is much appreciated as always!

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2012 at 7:23 AM
    • Where to propose in Kiev?

      by Rich_P Online Now Sep 4, 2012 at 4:50 AM

      I am going to Kiev next week to meet up with my girlfriend and feel now is the right time to propose.
      My problem is I have never been to Kiev and am having trouble finding somewhere suitable over the internet to propose. I wish to do it either in a beautiful setting ie. surrounded by beautiful architecture, a romantic form of transport (horse drawn carriage, or a gondola if it was Venice) or in a romantic restaurant.
      After purchasing the ring the cost does matter unfortunately.
      Any suggestions appreciated.
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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      Where to buy!

      by happpymike Online Now Jul 31, 2012 at 6:15 AM

      Hi Dear VTs in Kyiv!
      Am in Kyiv and woundering where to buy some of those famous Russian/Ukrainian
      coats or hats made of skins of animals,on reasonable price.I dont expect mink
      or such expencive ones but affordables!!TKS in advance,Mike

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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      Where to stay in Kyiv!!

      by happpymike Online Now Jul 25, 2012 at 4:55 AM

      Hi VTs,I am in Ukraine,Odessa right now,such a lovely and nice place and I
      will want to visit Kyiv during July,30-Aug.02,2012,which is my flight date
      back to home!I will be very pleased to receive some informations about which
      avenues in Kyiv are safe and good to stay to be close to must sees in Kyiv?
      Is it any main walking Str.,in Kyiv?and so on....TKS in advance

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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      Train from Kiev to Berlin

      by ainsleigh Online Now Jul 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      Hi again,
      I'm planning to take this route in December 2012 and was hoping for help with a few questions... How much does a one-way ticket cost? Does the Kashtan train run in this direction and if so, is there any major advantages over any other train? Also, I was considering taking it from Lviv to Berlin instead but read may be too full to travel together or book the kind of compartment we want by the time the train gets to that leg. Does anyone know how busy this route is that time of year?

      Any comments as always are much appreciated!

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    • Jaroslav Adamovych reverse painting on glass

      by lena01 Online Now Jul 13, 2012 at 3:04 AM

      I am new on this forum, if you could please help me find a store or gallery in Kiev where i could buy Jaroslav Adamovych reverse painting on glass.
      Thank you very much!

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      Police corruption?

      by ainsleigh Online Now Jul 7, 2012 at 5:18 AM

      My husband and i plan to visit Kiev and Lviv in December 2012. We're Canadians, and I am ethnically Ukrainian so I'm pretty excited to see where my family came from. I can read Cyrillic but can't speak the language. I'll be working on it though.

      Anyways, my perception based on what I'm reading is that local police are very corrupt and we will likely need to pay a few bribes, but the police are very obvious that they are seeking a bribe and leave you alone after getting a few bucks. I'm not hearing a lot of stories about people harassed, detained or being highly inconvenienced.

      Is this accurate? If so, I think I can handle that. Any other advice? I know to keep my passport on me, obey the laws, not be an obvious foreigner. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

      10 Answers Aug 24, 2012 at 3:24 AM
    • EC2012

      by sqwuiza Online Now May 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      What's peoples feelings about the football in Ukraine?

      I'm going over to Kiev for a week, but don't know what to expect with what the press have been saying. I'm sure the BBC came out with a similar program before South Africa and I cant remember hearing about any trouble.

      All I wants a good time

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2012 at 2:02 AM
    • I need help on getting to Chernovsy

      by rus2k7 Online Now May 17, 2012 at 7:25 AM

      Ill be arriving at the Borispal airport and need to get to Chernovsy. Please tell me how i can get to the bus or train from the airport.

      Thank you very much

      Also if you could tell about the hotel near the airport where i could stay a night if necessary. Hoping the rate would be 60-120

    • Travel from Kiev to Srajevo

      by geriflox Online Now Apr 25, 2012 at 6:28 AM

      Hey there.
      Myself and my friend are hoping to travel from Kiev to Sarajevo later this year.Preferably by plane.Does anybody know what is the best way to go about booking flights? Having various sorts of problems with various websites and i haven't got a word of Ukrainian. Also,does anybody know roughly how much we could expect to pay for a one-way flight? Or,would we be better off flying from Sarajevo to Kiev? Hope this question is in the correct forum.Apologies if it's not.


      2 Answers May 1, 2012 at 6:28 AM
    • Where can I purchase Ukraine topographic maps in Kiev?

      by conchshellman Online Now Apr 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      We are going to be in Kiev in August. Where can I purchase the Topograficheskaya
      Carta 1:100,000? There are 286 of these maps in the Ukraine series.

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      Baggage room at Kiev main station

      by schmechi Online Now Apr 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Is there a baggage room at Kiev main station? If not, where can I store my luggage for some days?

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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      What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

      by schmechi Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 2:51 AM

      I'll visit Ukraine during EC 2012. A crucial puzzle piece of my journey is the night train from Kiev to Lviv (and retour). In the forefield I managed to find out its schedule and it is supposed that there are several trains, for example #169 departing at 16:55, # 97 departing at 21:56, # 91 departing at 22:15 and # 07 departing at 23:58.

      After managing all other problems (overpriced hotels, UEFA ticket sale, booking flights) I wanted to reserve the night train via (btw: Offering an online ticket-reservation-system only in ukrainian language is an imposition in the forefield of an international mega event like the Euro 2012). But unfortunately the above mentioned train connections disappeared. Also and does not show any night connections any more... So what happened? Another stumbling block for football fans?

      9 Answers Feb 28, 2013 at 1:31 AM
    • Best location for quick trip

      by mani8kgm Online Now Mar 8, 2012 at 5:16 AM

      We have 3 days in Kiev in May. Which would be the most convenient location to find a hotel- close to the sites and reasonable eating places. I would love it it someone can suggest an itinerary.
      Thank you

      6 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM
    • How do I get from Troyeshchina to Central Kiev

      by cherryfan Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM


      I'm travelling to Kiev for Euro 2012 and I've booked a hotel in Troyeschina district. I'm just wondering if it's served by a Metro Station and whether Taxis are easy and cheap enough to get?

      I don't know too much about the district, however it was cheap in comparison to the centre of Kiev.

      Many thanks in advance

      9 Answers Apr 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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      Train from Chisinau to Kiev

      by littlebush Online Now Dec 29, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      Can anyone help me with trying to find train times from Chisinau to Kiev?
      Thanks in advance


      1 Answer May 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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      Fun and interesting adventures....

      by balfor Online Now Nov 23, 2011 at 2:53 AM

      I will be in Kyiv for a few days in early/mid december (10th - 12th or so). What are the must see sights for about 3 days there?

      5 Answers Jan 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    • 10 days in ukraine

      by ajlex2011 Online Now Nov 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM

      will be in kiev and maybe odessa last 10 days november. any suggestions about interesting things to do?

      5 Answers Nov 22, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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      Travelling to Belarus

      by chriso1969 Online Now Nov 17, 2011 at 1:53 AM

      Is it possible to travel by rail to either Moldova,Romania or Belarus from Kiev? If so would you have a link for the railway website. I cant seem to find it..Also roughly how much will it cost to do this and how long is the trip ?

      7 Answers Nov 17, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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      City Centre

      by chriso1969 Online Now Nov 15, 2011 at 2:40 AM

      my friends and I are going to Kiev in Febuary for a few days.Can anybody tell me what the city centre is called and if there are any cheapish hotels or apartments that will accomodate 3 people.And how much by taxi from the airport.Thanx,Chris.

      8 Answers Jan 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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      Buying railway tickets in advance?

      by schmechi Online Now Nov 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Ukraine next year. Therefor I am trading off domestic flights versus (night) trains... Unfortunately the official site of the railroad company is in kyrrilic letters only, but I was able to check the schedules (fi @ But they do not provide any price information...
      So how much the night train from Kiev to Lviv will be? Is it necessary to book in advance as recommended by some internet pages? Is there any possibility to book from abroad without consulting (expensive) agencies? Regarding their prices a night train would cost the same as going by plane, so I tend to fly (against my original tendencies)...

      17 Answers Nov 13, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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      by Antonio72 Online Now Nov 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM

      I will go with a friend to Kiev and is the first time, i will be there for the new year eve just for some days
      Im looking for an apartment in centre,and if somebody can tell me some nice place to go in the evening

      Thank you

      2 Answers Nov 13, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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      To airport without taxi but with a big luggage...

      by AnatolyZ Online Now Aug 15, 2011 at 4:01 AM

      Hello my dear travel pals!
      How is it possible to get to Boryspil airport from main rail station with a big luggage?I have a big luggage and im afraid that if it will be some small "marshrutka" -my bag will be refused to be taken or bribe will be needed....i need a big normal bus to get to terminal B for a resonable price...
      thanks a lot!!!

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2011 at 6:17 AM
    • Help with Ukraine Translation

      by Mickol Online Now Jul 21, 2011 at 7:08 AM

      Does anyone know where I can post a photo of a card my grandfather wrote out for me with his name and region of Ukraine/Kiev that he's from? I'm having trouble translating it due to handwriting/cyrillic characters transliteration.

      I can make out "Ivan Ivanovic Miklooxen" as his name and Volost for Region/parish but that's about it. Also malo = small?

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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      airport hotel or a trip to the city?

      by vicki_dreamer Online Now Jun 24, 2011 at 5:15 AM


      I will be flying to Thailand this summer, and bought the cheapest ticket I could find. So I will land in Kiev at 18.35 and the next flight isn't until 14.00 the day after. Its on a weekday.

      So, my question is: with the short time I have in kiev, would you recommend just staying at the airport hotel for the night, or is it worth the while to go to the city, stay there and come back the next day?

      Also, I found allmost no info on this, but does anyone know how the transportation between the airport and the city is. is it reliable? How long does it take? It would really suck to end up missing my flight to thailand...

      I appreciate all advise! :)

      Vicki :)

      8 Answers Jun 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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      First trip to Ukraine

      by rogalstm Online Now Jun 5, 2011 at 8:17 PM

      My husband and I are Australian and have never been to the Ukraine, but both of my husband's parents (now deceased) were born there. What is the best way for us to visit Mlinov and Suchoveschina if we arrive into Kiev by air?

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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      Boryspil Airport questions

      by rytaddress Online Now Jun 4, 2011 at 4:54 PM

      Hello. I'm flying into Kiev in a few days. It has been over 6 years since my last visit. (I was an international observer in the December 2004 Ukrainian Presidential election.) I have two questions: Is it possible/wise economically to buy a Sim card at the airport? (I have a GSM phone but I will arrive with no credits, so I need to get a Ukrainian Sim card and a few credits, too). Thanks, in advance, if anyone can answer this mobile phone question!

      Also, I am traveling directly to Sumy, where I have friends. They say that there are marshrutkas that leave for Sumy from Boryspil Airport, BUT no one seems to know at what times they leave. My flight lands at 1:30AM, so I am prepared to wait through the night until I head to Sumy. Does anyone know anything about these Sumy marshrutkas? (I'm guessing not, but it doesn't hurt to ask :)


      4 Answers Jun 28, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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      Train or Bus Fares

      by djeanfra Online Now Jun 1, 2011 at 11:29 PM

      I am going to be in Kiev in mid-June this year. How much is a train and/or bus ride from Frankfurt to Kiev? and then from Kiev to Prague? Is it best to just find flights?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2011 at 3:05 AM