Kiev Travel Blog› entry 17 of 24 › view all entries
This is the third time I try to update this entry; the previous times the entries got lost because of problems with travbuddy.
Anyway, on monday the 20th I arrived in Kiev. The trip to here was the longest I've ever made. 27 hours in the train, but it was surprisingly easy to survive. The nice thing is that time ticks by itself, and you don't have to do anything about it. When I looked at the map, I saw that the distance from Bukarest to Kiev wasn't that long. But when the train started to drive everything became clear. I was so used to western standards that I forgot that not the whole world is situated in the west. The tracks in eastern Romania and Ukraine aren't as straight as they are in my homecountry.
When I arrived in Kiev I made a mistake I've made before. I didn't want to be ripped of by a taxi driver so I choose to walk to my hostel. This took me 45 minutes with a temperature in the 30's degrees C. After that I started to explore the city. There are a lot of nice is things to see, and Kiev is rather big. This resulted in 25 km of walking in two days, and one blister on my foot. But it was worth it. I've seen a lot as you can see on the pictures.
On Tuesday the 21st it was allready time to leave. I was only two days in Kiev, because I allready had some delays and I wanted to stay in Moscow as long as possible, for many reasons.
Up to Moscow!