Kiev

Weekend Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

December 26, 2018
Weekend trip to Kiev, Ukraine is a short recap of my 32 birthday celebrations back in 2017. In short, we booked a central hotel in the city center, used local taxi's a lot, traveled forth and back to the distant neighborhoods, and tried a lot of great Ukrainian cuisine. Traditions should be respected. For the...

Puzata Hata, Khreschatyk Street, Kyiv, Ukraine

December 25, 2018
Puzata Hata is a popular (and probably the largest) chain in Kiev - it serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine for a budget price. Puzata Hata was one of our favorite Kiev restaurant chains we visited during our latest trip to Kiev in August 2017. See: Kiev restaurants The Puzata Khata Restaurant...

Roshen Candy Store in Kiev (Khotynska Street)

December 09, 2018
Roshen Confectionery Corporation is a Ukrainian confectionery manufacturing group. The leading manufacturer of confectionery products in the country, it operates facilities in the Ukrainian cities of Kiev, Vinnytsia and Kremenchuk, as well as in Budapest, ...

Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas in Kiev

November 11, 2018
The Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas is a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery in the Kievan neighborhood of Zverinets, a short distance from the medieval Vydubychi Monastery. We discovered this monastery back in 2017 when visited Hryshko National Botanical Garden Trinity...

Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kiev

November 08, 2018
Turns out there are at least two botanical gardens in Kiev. In today's article, I will write and provide photographs from Hryshko National Botanical Garden taken back in Summer 2017. Apparently, we got here by a taxi from our hotel (Hotel Ukraine), and as far as I remember we got back to the city center...

Pesto Cafe Review in Kiev

June 08, 2018
Pesto Cafe is a popular restaurant chain located in Kiev, Ukraine. We visited branch located near the Independence square (located inside the shopping mall Globuss). Actually, that was the closest restaurant from our hotel room at Hotel Ukraine, Pesto cafe serves classic Italian cuisine for pretty affordable...

Varenichnaya Katyusha Restaurant in Kiev

June 06, 2018
Varenichnaya Katyusha (Вареничная Катюша) is another cool Kiev's restaurant, discovered by accident back in the Summer of 2017.Turns out Вареничная Катюша is a popular restaurant chain across the Kiev. But I didn't know that back when discovered it. We found this place after a night boat ride along...

Disco Boat Tours in Kiev, along the Dnieper River

June 04, 2018
Boat Tours in Kiev, along the Dnieper River kind of reminded me a popular track from early 2000 by Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage. Loud music, a lot of booze and hell - it's really cool. We were just checked in at Hotel Ukraine, had some rest after a flight and decided to explore Kiev by night. We went out...

Hotel Ukraine in Kiev Review

June 02, 2018
Hotel Ukraine is a 4-star hotel located on Independence Square in the heart of Kiev, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and suites with elegant décor. It is a 3-minute walk from the Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Kreschatik Metro Stations. We booked Hotel Ukraine at the end of...

Top Five-star and Luxury Hotels in Kiev, Ukraine

October 06, 2017
For a luxury stay in Kiev's top-end hotels, you should be ready to spend about EUR 200-300 per night.  I first visited Kiev and Ukraine at the end of 2016, during a connecting flight to New York City, while waiting for a connecting flight, it was announced that our flight is delayed by some 10 hours. Decided...

Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

February 12, 2017
Long story short - we had a chance to spend in Kiev couple of hours, during our latest flight Tbilisi - Kiev - New York city, after our flight was delayed for about 10 hours at Kiev's Borispol airport we decided to use these hours by exploring Kiev, instead of waiting at airport's transit area...

Independence Square in Kiev

February 09, 2017
Maidan Nezalezhnosti (literally:Independence Square) is the central square of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. One of the city's main squares, it is located on Khreshchatyk Street in the Shevchenko Raion. The square has been known under many different names, but often it is called simply Maidan ("square"). I...

Tasty Ukrainian Cuisine on Khreshchatyk street in Kiev

February 05, 2017
Wow, my first (yet, only one) Kiev restaurant review and I can't remember name of this place. Shame on me. On the other hand it was not planned to make any Kiev restaurant reviews this time, as we were having just a layover flight in Kiev before departing to NYC. See: About Tbilisi - Kiev - New York Flight by...

Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Railway station

February 02, 2017
Kyiv-Passazhyrsky, also called just as Vokzalna, is a railway station in the capital of Ukraine, Kiyv (Kiev) The Kiev Metro station Vokzalna is adjoining the complex, constituting the station's main intersection with city transport. The Kiev tram terminal Starovokzal'na...

Kiev Boryspil International Airport

January 28, 2017
Boryspil International Airport  is an international airport in Boryspil, 29 km  east of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is the country's largest airport, serving 65% of its passenger air traffic, including all its intercontinental flights and a majority of...