Hey everybody! As you know I’m in Kyiv! And try to explore everything here, even each very small point. Yes, now I called Kyiv CITY of ART! If you are in Kyiv, for sure, you’ll feel, you’ll see part of art everywhere. Because, firstly, there are lots of small shops where they sell traditional souvenirs or examples of art and actually they are not so expensive. Kyiv is really good at this point that can keep its history very well. You can see its historical buildings everywhere. And also museums and exhibitions help Kyiv in this point. But they are not only about history and old times, there are also lots of modern exhibitions and museums here. Now I’ll write about an exhibition which really inspired me. Actually I like paintings, and imagine , if they are not so simple some strange and very interesting! It was just amazing!
We went to the exhibition – Gapchinska, and I realized that here is best exhibition I’ve been. But here is so small, and only one room. And I was really upset when I learned that it is forbidden to take pictures here. But…actually, I did, I took pictures 😉
Now I’ll share them with you.
In these pictures you’ll see so sweet girl, with red nose, and mostly with fruits. But try to understand them!
These are my favourites! Just look and enjoy! All pictures tell only one thing – happiness!!!
Hello again! As you know we participate in the project – Explore Kyiv by AIESEC Kyiv and we have some daily program and agenda. Yesterday (29.08.2013) we went to Pirogovo. This place is outside of Kyiv and really large and very very beautiful place!
There are some old and interesting buildings, traditional Ukranian restaurants, and very old church here.
Firstly we visited an old and very interesting church. You can also buy some traditional souvenirs about Ukrain. Here is interesting for me with its history and architechture.
Then we walked, there is also a lake and very large green area to walk, and enjoy. After it we went to traditional restaurant to eat something and really liked there. All stuff, including plates, cups everything is traditional, and really warm people. I also want to mention that meals are really delicious and tasty there. I liked it 😉
After it we went to most interesting place for me. An old Ukranian school. This school includes only one form. And this is only for primary education. Pupils were studied there the Bible, Slavic languages and primary maths. On Saturdays, there is most interesting part, and “most important” part – PUNISHMENT DAY!!! They beated pupils if they don’t study well, but only boys. For girls, punishment was different and not so heavy as boys.
Another very interesting place, interesting building – Wedding room! Everything is special for wedding there, and all stuff is , of course, traditional and very interesting. Everything reminds happyness, and all these are for groom and bride!
The last building we visited called Green Roof. There are lots of traditional souvenirs, paintings and everything that can be traditional gift. And actually prices are really cheap there.
We spent there some hours and I really liked it. And the mist important point is that we walked there under heavy rain! Yes, we were wet but this weather is another reason to love that day, and to make unforgettable!!!
Hi everybody! This article is mostly about my first impressions about Kyiv aaaanndddd…Read and see 😉
Firstly, I want to mention that it’s my first time in abroad. And fortunately, it’s in Kyiv! When I arrived at the airport, I understood that, yes, adventures had already started! I was so excited and everything was interesting to me. Everything is new, completely new culture, unknown place and people!
When I was in Baku, the most interesting and important thing for me was accomodation that where I’ll live?! Will it be ok?! With whom I’ll live?! and lots of questions like these…
Finally, I learned that I’ll live here! In Real Club Hostel! But I didn’t know what is it? Only heard the name and even didn’t know that I would live in a Club or in a Hostel? 🙂
And I learned that this is in the center of Kyiv. It’s only 50 metres far from the centeral street – Khreschatyk. There are 3 metro stations near it. It’s really easy to find here, to go everywhere you want.
So, I came here, I saw that here is hostel…Buuuttt….
Now let me speak about my hostel…
Firstly, it’s clean and lighty room. There are 10 beds in our room. (pic 1) Beds are comfortable and we have air conditioner and also balcony. Actually my roommates change day by day, but it’s really good to communicate and live in one room with different people.
We have good kitchen. Although it is not so large, but it’s good enough to cook your meal or make your tea or coffee and enjoy your meal. (pic 2) There are enough dishes and fridge here. (pic 3)
If we consider that I’ll live here more than 6 weeks, washing machine is really important to me. ( Though I hate it ) (pic 4)
About our bathroom…It’s really good and clean and everyday I can have a shower. Always you can find hot water to have a good shower. (pic 5)
And there is one room that I really like this room. But, unfortunately, here is not my room. Just look… (pic 6)
There is also free wi-fi connection that it helps me to publish my this article 😉
So, if you are in Kyiv, and if you are looking for really good and suitable place to live, to sleep-here is the best choice for you!
Not real, like a dream, not club, not hostel…Just Real Club Hostel!!!
Nowadays everybody uses general transportation and most of them, especially students prefer metro to go somewhere.
Underground transportation is really popular in the world. But there are lots of cities that they don’t have this kind of transportation. Actually, each big city needs metro, because of traffic jams. Now, there are lots of cars in each city. And, of course, all of these cars and buses are in the same place-on the road. This is the main reason that shows why metro is important.(pic.1).
Now, I’m going to compare metro in Kiev and Baku.
Actually, metro of Kyiv is so strange for lots of people from other countries, but for me not. Because, it’s almost the same with our own metro in Baku. Firstly, trains are almost the same with our older trains, for sure it’s the result of USSR. Because, all these trains were made in the period of USSR. But in Baku we have newer trains, actually they are newer, but not so better than trains in Kyiv.(pic.2).
The biggest difference between the metro of Kyiv and Baku is amount of stations. There are 23 stations in Baku, but in Kyiv there are 52 stations. But stations are more modern in Baku. In Baku there are only 2 lines, but in Kyiv it is 3.
And It was really exciting for me when I saw metro is not underground in Kyiv. In Baku metro is only uderground.(pic.3).
Another difference between the metro of Kyiv and Baku is signboard. Signboards are really good in Kyiv. You can find everywhere easily even if you don’t know Ukranian language. Everything written here in Ukranian and in English.
People use something like coins and cards for passing in Kyiv. But in Baku it is only smart card system and it’s better. We used this kind of coins in Baku 15 years ago. I saw 3 times my friend used this coin but something hurted her 😉
Stations are really in the deep in Kyiv. But in Baku it isn’t so deep. Now I want to add very interesting fact: Arsenalnaya metro station in Kyiv is the deepest station in the world.(105 metres).
And now I want to write about differences which are the result of cultural difference. Firstly, in Baku trains are so crowded as in Kyiv (pic.4). But in Baku you can not see 2 people sitting in 1 place J (pic.5).
Finally, the most important reason that inspired me and made me write about this topic: You can find everywhere and always kissing couples when you go somewhere in metro in Kyiv. In Baku, it’s almost impossible to see them J And when I saw first couple it wasn’t so interesting, but after 5 minutes I had already seen 6 couples and, of course, I thought that metro is good place for couples. But now it’s 11th day that I live in Kyiv, and now I know that everywhere is really good place for couples in Kyiv.(pic.6).
I’m Faig Huseynov, from Azerbaijan!
Now, I’m intern of the project – “Explore Kyiv” by AIESEC Kyiv. We’re here with our amazing team from all over the world and we try to explore everywhere, everything in Kyiv. This blog is useful not only for people who want to come here for travelling but also Ukranian people to see how Kyiv is in the eyes of foreigners!
So, let’s start!
Enjoy your reading!