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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