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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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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Love it or leave it: you have no other choice than to fall in love with the city you live in

– I feel like I am stuck here. And I cannot do anything about it, – that’s what this foreign guy living in Kyiv said to me.

– But “stuck” is probably not the best word to describe the way of life, is it? – I asked him.

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Podil in details

“Kyiv is impossible without Podil” – that’s the words from a popular song about Kyiv. Ask locals where the heart of the Kyiv is and most of them will mention Podil. Take a photojourney to one of the most enthralling districts of the city.

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Saint Volodymyr Hill

Searching for a green island in the heart of the business part of the city? There is a spot, appreciated by locals and admired by travelers –  Saint Volodymyr Hill.

Michael Bulgakov called it “the best place on Earth” and there he was walking and searching for inspiration to write his “Master and Margarita” and other masterpieces. No wonder – it’s a place where the love to the city is being born.

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