Chop Travel Guide

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    main square with bank and restaurants
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Chop Things to Do

  • Watch the bogey change

    The rail tracks in Europe are a bit narrower than in the former Soviet Union and its allies. Therefore the wheels have to be changed. Each carriage is slowly lifted up and they roll the bogeys away and then roll the next ones under and the hydraulic lift brings you back down. In our compartment they had to take 3 heavy metal bars out of a hole in...

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  • Monument

    Just across the street near the border station there is a small square with a monument in the middle. Later on I saw a kid playing there. Around lunch time there was a small stand selling hot snacks like some deep fried pastry with savoury stuffing at a very low price. I didn't buy anything because we had all the food we needed with us.On the big...

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  • War memorial

    The war memorial is located next to the church. It is of the Second World War and in Soviet style. At the bottom of each corner there is a big red star.

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  • Church

    Since Chop belonged for most of its existence to Hungary, it's not surprising that the opening times of the church are written in Hungarian. I couldn't find the name of the church anywhere.

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  • Local train station

    Next door to the border station is the empty station for the local trains. The small ticket window was closed and I actually doubt that there are that many trains running. On the wall you can find a map of the local train lines. From outside the building looks very impressive.

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  • Soviet style border station

    There is a separate station for the international and long distance trains. When we arrived there were uniforms swarming all over the platform. Passports were collected and customs asked about foreign cash. After a longish while the passports came back and our carriage being the only through carriage was taken to change the boogey wheels.The...

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Chop Transportation

  • By bus

    The bus station is in front of the border station. That's where you catch a bus to Uzhhorod. They seemed to depart pretty frequently and are of the minibus (marshrutka) style.

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  • By train

    We took the train from Kosice (Slovakia) to Lviv. Here the train got taken apart and only our carriage continued. We had to wait for the Uzhhorod-Kiev train to arrive, so our carriage could get hooked on. Our carriage actually travelled all the way from Vienna to Kiev.

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  • Crossing border

    We were crossing border to Hungary and out by bus, and it took each time awfully 4 hours of waiting :( At those times I always remind Poland-Ukraine border, where all this process takes max 2 hours.

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Chop Off The Beaten Path

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    Mukachevo castle

    by yumyum Written Jun 17, 2007

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    Mukachevo is called Mukacheve on VT. This spectacularly located castle is an hour away by fast train. If you have a chance don't miss to visit it.

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    local cat 1 more image

    by yumyum Written Jun 17, 2007

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    Favorite thing: I saw these cats by the café in front of the border station. This cat seemed to be unsure whether to brave the camera or whether to run away. The second one wouldn't let itself be disturbed washing.

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