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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How do i get a dope on my walking tours?

Nah, I am not a drugs dealer, so do not rush to report me to police. Neither I like the smell of weed. But sometimes on walking tours in Kyiv i get a real dope. How does it happen?

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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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Kyiv Botanical Garden Vibes: Awesome Autumn

When you wake up in the morning, look out of the window and see that…that you see nothing, because there is such a thick fog, then visiting a botanical garden can be a good idea. That’s what I did today, and, to be honest, I did not really want to come back to civilization after I got lost in the magical forest. But I had to…to share this magic with you.

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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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