Visited: January 2016
A very late post of what was an interesting trip.
If you ever find yourself in Kiev, beware of the street performers trying to get you to take photo’s with them. They can be very pushy and will demand payment in the amount that is quite expensive. Remember, you still have to print the photo’s yourself and the photo’s are taken with your own camera.
Other than a run in with a pushy street performer and people staring at me everytime I walked into a restaurant or a cafe, Kiev was a quite interesting city.
I would love to go Kiev again (and to other places in the Ukraine). Unfortunately, the cost of the required invitation letter for visa application is quite high.
Oh… one more tip. Being able to read cyrillic is useful. At least then you can read the street name or street signs (e.g. signs to the metro station) and know where you are.