Ukraine Towns and Cities

Ukraine Towns and Cities

EXPERIENCE UKRAINE TOWNS AND CITIES ATTRACTIONS

LVIV UKRAINE

I have lived with a loved one in Ukraine Kyiv, traveled to Lviv, and experienced a unique heritage, culture, family values, opera, church, and its magnificent structures, many I could list here.

ODESSA UKRAINE

Odessa is Very Stayed yet with incredible history and places of interest, the dockyard of a once-thriving economy still exists, and running, entertainment, nightlife, and beaches all make it a worthwhile visit.

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Opera house like no other with excellent performances for all to appreciate and enjoy,  Quintessential Eastern style gothic buildings and Russian influences are only too real but impressive

The people are grounded, and once they know you are friendly, but I wouldn’t say generally outward happy or helpful, particularity in Kyiv, Lviv is more European with more English speaking locals and better attitude all round

My girlfriend a Ukrainian from Kyiv with a Ph.D. in psychology also reflects this difference in social behavior

POLITICS: Ukraine Main Cities

The political contenders were debatable at best giving a showman instead of a businessman previously, so a kind of trial and error scenario

There is a kind of aggression of Ukrainians by their Russian counterparts, perhaps at government and political levels, but you can see more Russians there than anywhere else in eastern Europe why?

 

SOME NOT SO ATTRACTIVE ASPECTS: UKRAINE

Women, corruption, subversive control, prostitution, business, legitimate or otherwise

I admire the country, its tough and turbulent history, it has seen some of the most atrocious wars [Germany] [Russia] with countless tolls of death and suffering, going back in ancient times of the Czars and the church, monks and priests to have suffered in the hands of tyranny, monastery Perceska larva holds some of those.

AWE AND REVELATION: UKRAINE

This was a severe eye-opener to me as I was introduced time after time to the suffering the country has endured for hundreds of years. Coming back to the current time, what I have seen and witnessed with my very own eyes are…

FOREIGN TRAVELERS INTERESTS: UKRAINE

Foreign men arriving there by the droves for one night stands, weekends of sexual pleasures, Christmas time throngs of middle eastern and Arabic are wandering around squares and events with flowers and cheap leather jackets pursuing women randomly and being deflected like a flea market

  • My first visit to Ukraine was this apartment and it was value for money and clean and designed for comfort

Kyiv Apartment Good: I Couldn’t fault it

 Standards are acceptable in hotels and restaurants through the menu may sometimes look like going to school dinner arrangement with many menu items being measured or weighed for value to price, the better more lavish restaurants are of course upmarket and reflect the prices

LIVING AND LIFESTYLE: UKRAINE

Living is relatively cheaper in comparison to what other countries pay for hotels and food here it is relatively good value for money, though you better be ready to tip 10% at just about every establishment you visit to sit or eat.

 

In my experience of Ukraine Kyiv, you get a very business-like approach to dining perhaps because of the language barrier, when confronted with a foreigner, many Ukrainians don’t openly appear warm and approachable there is a Peculiar, yet certain seriousness on their faces, this, unfortunately, doesn’t always put them in good light

Educational Institutes and Universities: Ukraine

 

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Having said that, in cases, I have encountered with them, I managed to negotiate that aspect and in many instances see past the facial expressions, when this happened I assure you things can be better and you may see the other side of the person

NOTE AND BE VIGIL:

Ukrainian men are Generally averse to foreigners walking around hand in hand or seemingly happy with Ukrainian women

 

I was told it was an insult to them and the women that are with these foreign men are cheap, so be safe if you travel at night, in not so popular SOCIAL places

 

UKRAINE VISITS

I found myself researching the cities and histories in more depth, leading me to these best books [after many others] the scope of information and travel guide info was astonishing

My 3rd and following visits were much more enjoyable and less challenging, with time-saving and excursions to sites like Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

 

Lonely Planet Ukraine (Travel Guide)

Paperback – 13 July 2018

Lonely Planet (Authors), Marc Di Duca, Greg Bloom, Leonid Ragozin

4.5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

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The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Ukraine is our most comprehensive guide to Ukraine, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights, and get off the beaten track.

Lonely Planet’s Ukraine is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip morning coffee in Lviv’s cozy cafes, hike the flower-filled upland pastures and wide, snaking valleys of the Carpathian Mountains, and take a guided tour of Chernobyl – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ukraine and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Ukraine:

Colour maps and images throughout

Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience – covering history, people, music, arts, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Covers Kyiv, Central Ukraine, Lviv & Western Ukraine, The Carpathians, Southern Ukraine, Crimea, Eastern Ukraine

 

 

Best tourist tips to prepare you for a trip to Ukraine and provides insight into the culture and way of life. Having lived in Ukraine for almost 10 years, the author offers a concise, easy-to-read insider’s travel and living guide with practical advice for enhancing your stay.

  • Part I introduces you to many of the delights the country has to offer
  • Part II contains city guides for Lviv and Kyiv, with helpful information on tourist attractions, entertainment options, places to eat, unique Ukrainian experiences, and family-friendly activities.
  • Those planning to stay longer,
  • Part III offers practical advice on medical facilities, the best places to shop, local transportation, tips on meeting locals, getting to know the Ukrainian way of life, and much more.

 

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HISTORY UKRAINE

Discussions on Ukraine and its Turbulent History

  • Q. Russia and Ukraine continue a feud, does Ukraine hold similar memories of German atrocities in Kyiv’s history? What is the Ukrainian attitude to Germany now?

Roman Podolyan

1977-born Soviet Ukrainian from Kyiv, have friends in Russia

Ukraine is divided and different. It hit social networks and media just yesterday that scandalous Lviv TV person Ostap Drozdov hates Ukraine (yes, you read it right) because Ukraine does not want to be anti-Russian like him. While anti-Russian persons dominate the political landscape with the current regime, the majority of Ukrainians are not eager to support that.

One pro-Western and nationalist activist spoke years ago about “3 Ukraine’s”. Sociologists typically divide Ukraine into 4 areas: West, Center, South, and East. There are differences between the regions, but also within them.

For every imaginary political topic, you bet that polled in the West are most anti-Russian, and polled in the East are least anti-Russian.

South is closer to the East. The Center is divided between East-Center and West-Center. But none of the 3 except the West are that anti-Russian, and even people from the West go for jobs in Russia. It is estimated that about 3 million of Ukrainians are employed in Russia.

On the memory, people are divided as well. West is most supportive of Ukrainian nationalists, who collaborated with Nazis, and because of that, the Western Ukrainians speak less about German atrocities.

Nationalists in Western cities conduct parades in honor of Waffen SS Nazi collaborators. There is a memorial to Waffen SS Galizien in Lviv. The Center is mixed, there are both nationalist and anti-nationalist people here.

Eastern and Southern masses are considered rather pro-Soviet, that is they know about German atrocities against population and partisans, but there are some Ukrainian nationalists there as well.

The attitude to contemporary Germans is okay. Two Ukrainian women, I knew married Germans, and I think one more is going to. But for the majority, it is important to distance themselves from anyone and anything approving Reich and Nazi collaborators.

 

UKRAINE v RUSSIA ONGOING MISTRUSTS

Historically speaking and Russia and Ukraine have never concluded on the Crimea and black sea area, only a few years ago a Ukrainian fishing vessel was attacked by Surface artillery, the upshot of that was Russia claims the vessel was spying or entering territorial waters of the black sea estuary. The debacle still goes to this day

Summary  :   Ukraine 

I for one will revisit when the time is right and hopefully things have improved, it is a beautiful country and ultimate experience. When you consider Ukraine as the Centerpiece of Eastern European countries, also deemed the Greenest in Europe and its splendid architectural values

 

Christopher