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The 62-meter tall Motherland statue, which has become one of the best recognized landmarks of Kiev

Again - I woke up quiet late. I hurried down to the flamboyant breakfast and enjoyed the food. Sitting next to me was the guest from the first evening who had a visit of a woman from the light infantry. This time he was eating with another woman from Ukraine who was listening to his film project, my ass. The guy was btw Italian, no offence in that remark.

I finished my breakfast and headed up for a shower. The only area where I actually had a remark on the hotel; there was no power on the water, yes I know a minor detail - but I like power on my shower. Sounds like something from ACDC; Power on my Shower.

I decided to check out the route for the airport given the fact that I have to leave at 0430 am the next morning.

"Stalin's Skyskaper"
I found the way rather easy and therefore I decided to cut down 30 min of my trip the following day. Coming back from the airport I decided to visit another monastery; one where they have some caves and a lot of dead monks

I decided that dead monk could be dead monks, but I walked around in the area, enjoying the sceneries and the calm atmosphere even though. I walked around there for more than an hour; one thing that struck me was that the women even the young ones with very short dresses or trousers covered their hair before entering the premises, concept being; long naked legs but no hair, a bit strange but I could easily live with that and I am even not a monk.

After yet another monastery I went for something completely different as Monty Python would have said. I went for the Patriotic War museum which was very nearby. I parked my car and entered an area with T34 and T56 tanks.

All dressed up and no-where to go!
My goal was the large statue of a woman in chrome - tons of chrome.

By walking away from the tanks I entered a large square with loud Ukrainian quire music by men from the large tundra’s together with one monument after the other, besides the enormous monument with the chrome woman.

I sat beneath the chrome lady and enjoyed the songs from the tundra. There are something calm and frightening with these songs. The sound is like a large country.

I left the area driving along the river, watching the beach on the other side, remembering the words from the rough guide stating that you shouldn't go in the water due to its rate of pollution

I made a long tour around this very large city before returning to the hotel where I parked my car after a short discussion with the security guard; he didn't think my Polo had the same impact in front of the hotel as a large Audi or something bigger.

Sight to Kiev-pechersk lavra
I didn't want to take that discussion because he was right and especially because I already had paid for the garage.

After the parking incident I went for a walk in the centre of the city and after a couple of hours ended up the same place as the day before. While I had been sitting there enjoying a beer or two together with some wonderful Swiss crepes, two beautiful young women next to me had at least one bottle of champagne and 4 beers. You don't see that every day in Bruxelles.

Chokk says:
Have a fabulous trip
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012
gavin10879 says:
Weather looks nice. I'm off to Kiev next week :)
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012
alexandra_h says:
Whether you are religious or not, you must cover your head as a woman in the church. Yes, bare legs are allowed. But nothing on your head is just disrespectful ))
Posted on: Jun 04, 2011
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The 62-meter tall Motherland statu…
The 62-meter tall Motherland stat…
Stalins Skyskaper
"Stalin's Skyskaper"
All dressed up and no-where to go!
All dressed up and no-where to go!
Sight to Kiev-pechersk lavra
Sight to Kiev-pechersk lavra
The National Museum of the History…
The National Museum of the Histor…
Little square next just behind St.…
Little square next just behind St…
Tsars village
Tsar's village
One of the old ones
One of the old ones
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
The National Museum of the History…
The National Museum of the Histor…
The National Museum of the History…
The National Museum of the Histor…
The National Museum of the History…
The National Museum of the Histor…
The National Museum of the History…
The National Museum of the Histor…
The 62-meter tall Motherland statu…
The 62-meter tall Motherland stat…
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
The 62-meter tall Motherland statu…
The 62-meter tall Motherland stat…
The 62-meter tall Motherland statu…
The 62-meter tall Motherland stat…
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Sight to Kiev-pechersk lavra
Sight to Kiev-pechersk lavra
Belveder
Belveder
Odd wedding picture
Odd wedding picture
Kiev City Council
Kiev City Council
Kiev
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