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 fourth year in a row, I have been celebrating my birthday at one of the former Soviet Union member country's capital city. It all started in Yerevan, continued in Tallinn, Vilnius and now it was the turn for Kiev.

In fact, we made a short trip to Kiev at the end of 2016, during a flight to the US, and back then we decided to return here in Summer. See Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

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Kiev Boryspil International Airport

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