Kiev - real living
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Kiev was one of those places that hits you in the stomach, puts you on the floor and forces you to re-assess your life. I arrived happily to a beautiful crisp Saturday afternoon and was immediately met with lush fields of green on my way from the airport into town. My apartment was extremely central and a fantastic choice, courtesy of some good advice by a travbuddy.
My first night out in Kiev i met a whole group of people and they all instantly befriended me. I was promptly invited for brunch the next morning and given tips and help for the entire remainder of my stay in Ukraine. This included offesr to help organise my accomodation, busses, taxis, everything! I was even invited to a house party the very next day and was quick to accept the offer. I’m very quick to judge a place by the friendliness of it’s people and this place was passing with flying colours.
On my first day I walked right down along the river to the monastery and into the Soviet museum. It was fantastic and I just wish I could read russian (or they’d sign posted in english) because it was an extremely detailed museum. The photography speaks for itself. The chestnut image i captured is now my favourite photo i’ve ever taken. The lighting and the colours of autumn were truly smiling on Kiev.
The town itself is not too large so it’s easy to walk around in a day or so.
Leaving Kiev was always going to be hard and I thought seriously about simply not moving on but I had important things, places and people ahead on this journey, so it was once again that I put a weathered eye to the horizon and stepped out into the darkness in pursuit of that flighty temptress.....adventure!