You don't have to have any pcr/antigen tests if you are vaccinated (November 2021).
TAXI TO KIEV
You will probably arrive at Boryspol airport, taxi to the center of Kiev will cost you around 10-15€.
It's a crime to be in Kiev and not visit the most famous nuclear reactor and abandoned villages around. Excursions to Chernobyl cost 100€. You have to book beforehand on the website or in their office in the middle of Kiev. You can't go there the same day you book it, because they are ordering official permits to enter the guarded zone. We went with Chornobyl Tour. Couldn't be better, honestly.
Taxi is really cheap there. In the city 2-8€ max! To get to another city you can use trains or domestic flights. We chose trains as it's more interesting for us.
If you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian you are in trouble! In Kiev you still will find lots of English speaking people. In the center of Kiev, to be fair. And that's it.
MUST SEE IN UKRAINE
Everything! We have been to Kiev, Chernobyl, Pripyat, Kremenchuk, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia. Kiev is getting more and more modern, but the rest of the cities... it's like going back in time! Truly. We enjoyed every minute there. You will not see Lenin everywhere or lots of Soviet symbols, because they really have been into decommunisation the last years, but lovely architecture is still there.
Just two words: cheap and delicious! Honestly the best food of all post Soviet countries we ever visited!
Some shots from Ukraine to enjoy:
Not every hotel is as great as advertised, but we don't mind. Just add it to the experience, right?
We're in love with concrete busstops!
Lenin accompanied us on our trip from Kiev to Dnipro.
The station of Kiev is a bit chaotic but when you take your time you'll get where you planned to go! No stress, no rush.
The lift is not working...
If you don't know where this is, scroll up and look at number 3!
Interested in architecture? There's lots to discover in Ukraine...
Sometimes you just have to sneak your way into old abandoned buildings to find views like these!
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