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1. Posted by chrisbakernz (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 17 Aug '11 09:29

I am travelling to Ukraine soon. Any suggestions on places to see, things to be careful of, hand hints ?????

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3. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member, 267 posts) 17 Aug '11 12:25

http://kazantip.com/

4. Posted by habep (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 18 Aug '11 00:51

I love to travel, wish I was going Ukraine

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6. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 255 posts) 23 Feb '12 11:24

Safety - like everywhere in East Europe: if you are reasonably careful - then you r relatively safe. LOL. No, really I dont think it's special abt crime there. But keep an eye, especially in crowded places.

Kiev is very nice, I liked it. It's easy to find what to see there: Lavra, chirches and staff. Try local specials (food) "Kiev Cottlett" and "Kiev Torte" - i don't promice you would like it, but it worth a try.

Lviv (= Lvov) - old town is beautiful, some interesting museums. It was part of Poland and part of Austria once and it's western (relatively) and kind of not very friendly place.

What is really special is Odessa. Formally its Ukraine, but it was a "free city" for a long time. It's far away - on the Black Sea. Its harbour, Opera (said it's copy of Milano Opera), lotsa cultural events. Mixed nationalities and very special sence of humor.

Basically, the most interesting areas are Crimea (Black Sea) - for nature and some towns and Western Ukraine - for castles, culture n all the rest. All depends how much time u have and how independent you can travel there - lang. is still issue, especially in small places.

7. Posted by kidgibnick (Budding Member, 26 posts) 26 Feb '12 22:03

Do you need a visa to visit Ukraine?
(I'm a Canadian citizen)

8. Posted by Mariakiev (Budding Member, 3 posts) 17 Mar '12 07:05

No need if you're going for less than 90 days.

9. Posted by daisykim71 (Budding Member, 19 posts) 19 Mar '12 07:07

You should explore Alexandria park, khortitsa National Park, Novy svet, forged figure park, odessa catacomb.

10. Posted by Mariakiev (Budding Member, 3 posts) 19 Mar '12 07:57

I would also add Vorontsov palace and palaces in Massandra, Livadia, Bahchisarai's (all in Crimea), Sevastopol city, Balaklava port, Sea trip along the south coast of Crimea, city of Chernovtsy (Chernivtsi ). Chernivtsi University building has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also can go for a trip to Carpathian mountains (Western Ukraine) for some festival or so as it is the best place in the country to see real Ukrainian old traditions and customs in action.