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    • A visit to Lviv

      Lviv Oct 3, 2016 at 7:43 AM

      Hello fellow VTers in Lviv

      I am going to Ukraine in a few weeks time, I'm spending a few days in Lviv before flying to Kiev for a few more days, it's my first time to Ukraine and I'm getting excited...

      I wanted to ask you for an indication of how much it would be to get a taxi from the airport to the centre of Lviv. I've seen that it's also possible to get a bus (48) or a tram (9) are the bus stops for those close to the airport terminal?

      Finally, I also wanted to ask you to suggest to me five things I really must do when I visit the city.

      A fortnight to go before I arrive :-)

    • Travelling from lviv to minsk

      Ukraina Sep 22, 2016 at 8:38 AM

      Hello guys, I have just checked many sites for tickets but I can't find any price information can you give me an information about ticket prices ? Overally how much does it costs ? Thank you...

    • Spa and hairdressing salon

      by MariaBanford Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 7:04 AM

      Could you, please, advise me a good hairdressing salon in Kiev

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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      where can buy orginal whiskey at kiev ?

      by Jingol Online Now Aug 6, 2013 at 3:13 AM


      what is name of best whiskey store at kiev

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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      Cheap international calls from Ukraine ?

      by Jingol Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM


      Many mobile phone network operators refer special code for cheap call to foreign

      for Example:

      Uzbekistan Ucell : 00810????????


      Thailand DTAC : 008????????


      Malaysia MAXIS : 132????????

      Do you know what id pre-code for cheap call from Ukraine mobile operators to other country?


      1 Answer Aug 5, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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      How can I find aircraft type based flight Number ?

      by Jingol Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 7:26 AM


      I believe best seat at Economy Class are seats near emergency exits, these seats are more spacious (leg room is usually more generous)

      How can find what is number Emergency door side seats and determine the type of aircraft ?

      My flight number is UF4341 (UM Air)

      can you tell me what is my plane type and number of Emergency Exit Row seats ?


      7 Answers Aug 2, 2013 at 7:48 AM
    • Rooms

      by mouratides Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      I've read in the Web that you can find people in Kiev willing to rent a room of their house for a very cheap price. Usually these people hang around the rail station. Any details please?

      6 Answers Jul 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM
    • Train Travel between Kiev and Odessa

      by comelymaiden Online Now Jun 22, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      I intend to fly to Kiev using a budget airline, leave after 3 nights and travel by train to Odessa. I will then depart from Odessa by a budget airline. Any tips and ideas on how to plan this trip in a cost friendly way. I am a retiree aged 68. Thanks for any help. Mary

      8 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM
    • cheap, good place in kiev

      by carlacolumna Online Now May 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      anybody knows a very cheap place to stay in kiev? Don't need lots of comfort, just bed and kitchen maybe.
      thanks for any answer!

      3 Answers Jul 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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      How much best rate for change USD/UAH at Kiev ?

      by Jingol Online Now May 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM


      I see at sites $ / ГРН = 8.14

      How much and where is best rate change US Dollar at kiev ?


      4 Answers May 17, 2013 at 6:16 AM
    • Obtaining Visa

      by Beezneez Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      I am planning to visit Kiev for a couple of weeks at the end of April.
      A couple of weeks ago, I sent all the documents required to the Ukraine Embassy in Canberra, passport, application form, photos and payment.
      Today I have received everything back from the Embassy, with NO visa and no explanation that I had done anything wrong!
      Has anyone else had this problem? as now I don't know what to do.

      5 Answers Mar 28, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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      swimming pools

      by bwk_michael Online Now Feb 6, 2013 at 1:47 AM

      hi there, i am in kiev in may and would like to get some informations about public swimming pools i can use...i have seen that there are a few but the website is all in ukraine. could you tell me what pools i can go to, to have my daily fix on swimming :)

      kind regards, michael

      5 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM
    • Kiev 3/4 day itinerary and Kiev - Moscow train info

      by latomeri Online Now Jan 19, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      Hi, I'll be in Kiev for 3 or 4 days in early March. On one of those days i'll be busy for work but i want to see the sights other than that. Can someone help me come up with an itinerary for 2 days in Kiev ?

      I also need to take a late evening train from Kiev to Moscow and i'm on a budget. Does someone here know how much it costs ? I'm on a bit of a budget.

      Thanks :)

      10 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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      Stopover - Stay near the airport or go to Kiev

      by MsLena Online Now Dec 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM

      My daughter and her friend (both 21 years old) will have a stopover in Kiev on their way to New York. They will land 8 p.m. Thursday 27th of December on Boryspils and will continue to New York the next day at 3 p.m.

      1. Should they go for a hotel close to the airport? Does anyone have an ok and cheap hotel to recommend close to the airport?
      2. Should they stay in Kiev and do some sightseeing the next morning? Which is the nicest spot to view in the morning? They like spectacular churches and buildings; museums are not of interest. Caves Monstery? Saint Sofia Cathedral? Any other?
      3. Does anyone have an ok and cheap hotel to recommend close to the nicest sights in central Kiev?
      3. What is the best (and cheapest) way to travel from the airport to the sights in Kiev?
      4. Since the girls will be moving to New York they will both carry two large suitcases each. Is it any luggage storage at Boryspils?

      Thanks from Lena

      3 Answers Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    • Trip to Chernobyl

      by jantadeusz80 Online Now Nov 29, 2012 at 8:59 AM


      Does anybody knows any ukraine company who can organize trip to Chernobyl and Prypyat? Also is this possible to go there by own car?

      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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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 31, 2012 at 3:05 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 Apr 17, 2012 at 9:34 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 May 24, 2012 at 7:15 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 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM
    • 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