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Ultimate Travel Guide to Kiev

Ultimate Travel Guide to Kiev

Kiev (or Kyiv) is Ukraine’s capital city, situated in Eastern Europe bordering Russia and six other countries. The country has only been independent for 28 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and since then, it has slowly been building its reputation as a worthwhile country to visit for travellers. The main destination for tourists to visit in Ukraine is, of course, it’s capital, Kiev. A sprawling metropolis that is a magnet for culture and history lovers who enjoy alternative and unusual city breaks. Kiev is the seventh-largest city in Europe with a population of almost 3 million and stretches across the Dnieper River which runs from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine into the Black Sea. It’s home to the UNESCO World Heritage site which celebrates the St. Sophia’s Cathedral, Kiev Pechersk Lavra and other Orthodox buildings for their stunning architecture and influence. Like most…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Odessa

Ultimate Travel Guide to Odessa

Odessa is a port city on the Black Sea in Ukraine, an Eastern European country. In the past, the city was essentially a seaside town for Ukrainians to enjoy the warm weather in summer but over the last few years since Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, more and more international visitors are discovering Odessa’s gorgeous pastel-coloured 19th-century architecture, it’s unusual museums and historic sites and yes, it’s beach nightlife scene that rivals Ibiza in Spain. Odessa really has something for everyone. Odessa’s beach and seaside attractions are the city’s main draw but the world-class Opera house, art galleries, catacombs and all of the other cool things to see in Odessa are what make it special.  Many visitors travel to Odessa without knowing much about the city because of its exceptionally low prices and great weather and are stunned by how charming the city is for its other qualities, and…
20 Things to do in Odessa - That People Actually Do!

20 Things to do in Odessa – That People Actually Do!

Odessa is Ukraine’s third-most populous city and a major seaport along the Black Sea. Known as “the pearl of the Black Sea”, the city is a seaside escape during the summer and is quickly becoming a top cultural destination as well. Founded in 1794, Odessa is relatively young when compared to Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. This means it has developed a unique atmosphere and its own artistic culture that you can’t find anywhere else in the country. With a population of about one million, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Odessa, Ukraine. Read on to learn about 20 of Odessa’s wonderful attractions and activities. Plan your trip to Ukraine Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Ukraine. Need data for your trip to Ukraine? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get…
30 Things to do in Kiev - That People Actually Do!

30 Things to do in Kiev – That People Actually Do!

With breathtaking architecture, diverse art and over 1,500 years of history, Kiev (or Kyiv) is a fascinating and eclectic place to visit. The capital city of Ukraine boasts some of the most unique and mesmerising cathedrals, a vivid nightlife scene, and delicious, welcoming restaurants everywhere you turn. Founded all the way back in 482 AD, Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. Belonging to half a dozen empires and federations over the centuries, Kiev has played an important role in the development of East Slavic civilisation. Following its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the metropolis continues to grow and rebuild as it remains one of the most significant cultural hubs in the region. There are so many interesting things to see and mesmerising places to visit in Kiev, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t been here sooner. To help you plan your perfect trip, here…