International Women’s Day in Kyiv: where to celebrate

We, locals, love official holidays in Ukraine. Days off, good food, drinks and wonderful women (because who rule the world? – girls!) Last one is important component of every good party, but it’s a must have component, if we’re talking about International Women’s Day. So where to celebrate this holiday, if you happen to be in Kyiv on 8th of March (or one more cool Friday night in Kyiv, if you are not into celebrating)?

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Alternative Kyiv & Traditional Kyiv: awesome harmony

 – When you go on TripAdvisor, the first 10 things to see in Kyiv, are churches, – once I’ve heard from a guest on my tour. Indeed, it’s around 900 churches for 839 km², but alternative Kyiv is sometimes just behind the golden domes.

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How to piss off a guide

I bet you all know how to be grateful polite guests every guide will fall in love with.But just in case you decide that your guide is living a very nice stress-free life, why not bringing some rain on that parade? So here is an ultimate tutorial on how to piss off a guide (and never make it to the walking tour).

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Hidden Backyards in Kyiv: beautiful ruination

Is it really made of gold? – the guests of my walking tours are asking me when  looking at the golden domes of monastaries and cathedrals. “But why is this beautiful building in such a poor situation?” – the other most asked question. I am asking myself the same question: why?

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