Related Ukraine Favorites Tips

  • Myself with yellow hat at Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Myself with yellow hat at Chernobyl,...
    by jumpingnorman
  • My reflection at Chernobyl, Ukraine
    My reflection at Chernobyl, Ukraine
    by jumpingnorman
  • A different kind of tour, Chernobyl, Ukraine
    A different kind of tour, Chernobyl,...
    by jumpingnorman

Most Viewed Favorites in Ukraine

  • hunterV's Profile Photo

    Choose a Relevant Travel Book

    by hunterV Updated Feb 4, 2015

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: During my internship in the United States I browsed the stores in the main street of Madison, WI, and came across a travel book “Let’s Go Europe -1999” in a bookstore.
    I read the 1999 Thoughts About Ukraine in that book and couldn’t help laughing, although the things I read about Ukraine were all negative. They were all in the cold war spirit of alienation, which was not fair any more. I gather the author had a bad experience here, hence such a ruthless travel article.
    Here is a quote from that book,
    “There is nothing quaint or pretty about a nation in as deep as crisis as Ukraine’s.
    There are treasures here, but you’ll have to find them yourself because Ukraine, with enough troubles of its own, isn’t inclined to play host.”

    “Let’s go Europe-1999”, 976 pages
    Publisher: Let's Go Publications; 1st edition (December 1, 1998)
    ISBN-10: 0312194811
    ISBN-13: 978-0312194819

    I do hope the 2013 edition of that travel book radiates a more positive and unbiased attitude.
    Thank God now we have such a powerful travel information resource as VT!
    Long live VT!~

    Better read the 2012 edition  :-) Why be sour about Ukraine? You are welcome! Sofiyivka Park, Uman Sofiyivka Park, Uman The Dnipro, our great river
    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Arts and Culture
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

  • arturowan's Profile Photo

    Like a trip back in time...

    by arturowan Updated Sep 16, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe, & embraces all types of terrain - mountainous on its eastern borders, but flat around the capitol & inland, until you reach the Black Sea...
    Crossing the border, really is like travelling back in time - everything seems to be in a timewarp, like in the paintings of Peter Brueg(h)el of peasant life in the countryside...
    I'll never forget seeing old ladies sitting at the roadside, trying to supplement their pensions, by selling homegrown vegetables & fruits out of shopping bags, to passers by...
    Nor will I forget the sight of ricketty wooden carts being drawn by horses along the main roads, loaded precariously with hay, logs, or whatever load somebody has paid to be transported to where they desire it to be...
    All along the main roads, in all extremes of weather, are locals trying to make an income, selling wares from the back of cars, or off of horsecarts, with the locally made brooms, most evocative of what it means to be a traveller in Ukraine...

    Fondest memory: I will never forget my travelling memories of Ukraine - its scenery observed through the window of a 'mezhdoogorodny autoboos' - as they call a coach (literally meaning - 'between town bus')...
    These were all in extreme weather conditions, & at the time, not exactly pleasant, but the impressions have lasted & seem worth the suffering, now...
    My first trip, in August, was too hot for any sort of comfort, but I will never forget seeing the wheatfields from Kiev, down to the sea, being harvested...
    I even remember a combine harvester cutting through a crop of grain, planted in a house garden!
    All my returns have been in wintertime, & snow certainly makes a landscape more evocative...
    I love to travel by coach at this time of year - the main trouble is suffering the unheated bus stations between connections...
    But for me, seeing the Ukrainian countryside covered in a layer of seamless white, with smoke ascending from out of the ricketty cottage chimneys, makes all the shivering worthwhile...

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Study Abroad
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo

    Best Cities for Life in Ukraine

    by hunterV Updated Jul 4, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Focus magazine published its annual rating The Best Cities for Life in Ukraine.
    The rating was held among one hundred Ukrainian cities.
    Here are top ten best cities for life in Ukraine according to “Focus” magazine:
    Odessa
    Kiev
    Ivano-Frankivsk
    Lviv
    Kharkiv
    Kharkiv
    Yalta
    Ilyichivsk
    Simferopol
    Sebastopol
    Cherkassy
    There were fourteen criteria of rating of the best Ukrainian cities.
    Here are some of the criteria:
    - business and education potential;
    - communal services;
    - the level of cultural arrangements;
    - tourist attraction.

    Fondest memory: visiting some of those best cities ...

    Downtown Kharkiv UAH - Ukrainian hryvnia Sophiyevka Park, Uman, Ukraine Sophiyevka Park, Uman, Ukraine Sophiyevka Park, Uman, Ukraine
    Related to:
    • Festivals
    • Arts and Culture
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo

    Ukrainian Symbols

    by hunterV Updated Jul 4, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The snowball tree is one of the symbols of the country.
    There are lots of songs and poems glorifying that tree whose red berries were long used as a universal means of treatment of many diseases.

    Did you know that the sunflower was another plant known to be one of the symbols of Ukraine?
    The country has always been famous for its huge sunflower oil production.
    Mallow is another very popular flower and old symbol of Ukraine.

    One of the symbols of Ukraine One of the symbols of Ukraine One of the symbols of Ukraine Mallow is another symbol of Ukraine
    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo

    Where to Go First

    by hunterV Updated Jul 4, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Khreshchatyk, the capital's main street, is where I would take you first in the Ukrainian capital and from there to the Dnipro embankment located on the hills.
    There is a beautiful view of the city from there.

    Fondest memory: Visiting Crimea and walking in the Crimean Mountains and in the cities on the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula.

    At the map of Ukraine Independence Square in Kiev Archangel Michael's Gate, Independence Square Memorial Cross near the City History Museum The City History Museum (former Clov Palace)
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Study Abroad

    Was this review helpful?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo

    Ukrainians

    by hunterV Updated Jul 4, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: James F.Coughlin, a Canadian historian, wrote some nice words about Ukrainians. I liked his words and can say they are true.
    This is what he wrote:
    As colonizers in different parts of the world, the Ukrainians are showing their desirable qualities. They readily take to their new lands, ever improving and extending, and try to maintain a peaceful attitude and a high standard with all other nationalities. They possess strong and robust physiques, which adapt them to any geographical location. They are also gifted with large families and a patriotic fervor, which ensure the perpetuation of their race, ideals and culture.

    A view of Tolstoy Square from Concord restaurant The monument to the founders of Kiev The monument to the founders of Kiev The Cave Monastery in Kiev Ukraine in Europe
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • pavelkorsun_ukraine's Profile Photo

    Seven best Ukrainian sights and attractions

    by pavelkorsun_ukraine Updated Mar 4, 2013

    Favorite thing: Best sight and attraction in Ukraine
    http://ukraine-kiev-tour.com/ukraine_sights_attractions.html

    Fondest memory: Seven best Ukrainian sights and attractions. Cheap travel exotic is not far?!
    http://ukraine-kiev-tour.com/ukraine_seven_best_ukrainian_sights_attractions.html

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • DAO's Profile Photo

    CRAZY PIGEON MAN

    by DAO Updated Dec 6, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing:
    This is supposed to be your 'Favorite Memory' tip of Kiev. This is my most vivid memory I will give you that. Not a fond memory - a vivid one. I was here quite a few years ago. So the picture isn't that great. I had been walking towards the Peoples Friendship Arch and watching Bridal parties taking turns to take pictures with each other and the beautiful skyline of Kiev. As I came closer I looked off to the left and saw him.

    Crazy Pigeon Man!

    The stupid bastard was covered in Pigeons and asking people to take his photo. Of course he wanted money as well.

    Its been a few years since this guy had the avian version of rats and the unfathomable need to encourage airborne turds landing on him and paying patrons with cameras nearby.

    Let us look at the cold, hard, facts:

    Three human diseases are known to be associated with pigeon droppings: Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, and Psittacosis.

    Are they fatal? I hope so. That and the passage of time should have hopefully seen this guy off. Imagine this rodents pooing all over a nearby Bridal party on their Wedding Day !!!!

    BASTARD
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Seniors
    • Travel with Pets

    Was this review helpful?

  • Help around in Ukraine

    by AlexUkraine1 Written May 31, 2012

    Favorite thing: Hi, if this is still not resolved let me know.
    I don't live there but visit pretty often and have a bunch of friends in Rivne.
    Alex

    Fondest memory: I was born and do live in Ukraine. Go ahead and ask whatever you need to know in Ukraine me or my son both speak a few languages and do interact with our international friends a lot.
    So don't hesitate to contact us. Alex/Alex Jr.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Green streets and Golden-head Churches

    by Victoria_Alexandrova Written May 28, 2012

    Favorite thing: This is a great country with a long history, you will see the medieval castles in the west (Chernovtsy, Lviv), noble palaces in Kyiv and Crimea, industrial landscapes on the east and plenty of small villages and towns in orchards and green fields of wheat and sunflowers.
    What to do in Ukraine? :) Sightseeing! Eating national food - pancakes, borshch, fruit dumplings, pork fat (salo), drinking local beer and wine! Diving in Black sea (Crimea), hiking in Carpathian and Crimea mountains!
    Loving Ukraine we have selected the best places to see and put them with photos, addresses and descriptions together. This is the result of work of many people who want you to see the beauty of Ukraine.
    The free FanTravel app is already available for download via Android Apps on Google Play and at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

    For travelers: don't be afraid to use ATMs to get local currency; ask young people to help with English; tips in cafes/restaurants 10% only if you wish.

    Fondest memory: The clean and cold water in Prut river in Carpathian mountains, tall evergreen fir-trees and snow in Bukovel (skiing and boarding).
    The greatest coffee (kava) in L'viv cafe and delicious deserts in Tsukernya on Armianskaya street, near the Rynok square.
    The multi-color stones on the beach of Violent cape near the Sevastopol.
    The golden heads of Andriivska Church in Kyiv and the saint spirit of Sophia Church and Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra.
    The creativity and energy of students' life in Kharkov.
    The green hills of childhood in Donetsk region.

    Visit Ukraine! You will find something special for you to remember!

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • Ukraine Tour guide

    by AndrewMe Written May 17, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: I suggest that you buy a nice tour guide for your trip here is once in English with tons of useful info an links:
    http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Ukraine-Your-Guide-ebook/dp/B0083WJGXE/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337244485&sr=1-2&tag=5336432667-20

    Fondest memory: snowboarding in Slavsko

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • ShimonZadarman's Profile Photo

    Re: 10 days in Ukraine.

    by ShimonZadarman Written May 8, 2012

    Favorite thing: Places near Odessa. Bilgorod-Dnistrovskiy http://odisej2012.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Akkermanskaya_26.jpg
    Ukrainian village Vilkove like Venice http://www.vokrugsveta.com/body/nasledie/vilkovo/vilkovo_23.jpg http://www.sputnik.ck.ua/themes/sputnik_theme/files/Vilkovo/85752.jpg

    Was this review helpful?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo

    Love Ukraine

    by hunterV Updated Dec 17, 2010

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Lots of poems and songs, folk dances performed at the stage...

    Fondest memory: I liked and still remember this wonderful poem written by our fellow countryman Volodymyr Sosyura who was born in Luhansk region.
    You might like it, too:

    *** LOVE UKRAINE ***
    by Volodymyr Sosyura

    Love Ukraine, love it like the sun;
    Like the wind, and grass and water.
    In the hour of happiness and in time of joy,
    Love it in the hour of misfortune.

    Love Ukraine in your dream
    And when you are awake,
    Your cherry-like Ukraine.
    Its beauty, eternally live and new,
    And its tongue like that of the nightingale.

    Among the brotherly peoples,
    Like a flourishing orchard
    She is shining for centuries.
    Love Ukraine with all your hearts
    And with all your deeds.

    For us she is unique in the world,
    Only one in the sweet charm of spaces.
    She is in the stars, in the birch
    And in every pulse of the heart;

    She is in the flower and bird,
    In the electric fires,
    In every song, in every thought,
    In the child's smile, in the girls' eyes,
    And in the reddish fluttering of banners.

    As the fire burns but never burns out,
    She lives in the paths and meadows,
    In the whistling of sirens,
    And the waves of the Dnieper,
    And in the fiery red clouds.

    In the fire of cannonades
    That crushed to death
    The invading foreigners in green uniforms,
    In the bayonets that in the darkness
    pierced our way
    To the springs, glorious and sincere.

    Young man! Give her your smile,
    Your tears and all you have.
    You cannot love other people
    If you do not love Ukraine.

    Young girl! Like its blue sky
    Love her every minute.
    Your boyfriend will not love you
    If you do not love Ukraine.

    Love her in work, in love and in battle,
    Like a song that sails with the star.
    With all your heart love your Ukraine,
    And we will be eternal along with her.

    Sunflower is a national plant in Ukraine Odessa Research Institute, French Boulevard A sunflower field,  in Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk hotel, Ukraine Liberty Square, Lviv, Ukraine
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • georeiser's Profile Photo

    Visa

    by georeiser Updated Feb 8, 2010

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fondest memory: Ukraine was earlier a bit difficult to visit due to visa regulations. But that is history if you are a citizen of the European countries, Canada, USA or Japan. You can visit Ukraine without visa and stay 90 days.

    Ukraine passport stamp Ukrainian flags
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • kajove's Profile Photo

    Lviv

    by kajove Written Dec 13, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: After a very nice time in Ukraine, we had to go to Warsaw, from were we had booked the flight back home to Norway. We booked a train ticket from Mariopol to Lviv, and after spending time by the Azov Sea, we had only one day left for Lviv. Some hours was also used to find a buss connection to Warsaw. Lviv was a very fascinating old town, which was worth more time. I was therefore very glad that VT is going to meet there in June. A very good excuse for going back, and spend some more days.

    Was this review helpful?

Ukraine Hotels

See all 258 Hotels in Ukraine
  • Hyatt Regency Kiev

    This was one of the few hotels my colleague and I could find free rooms. We were visiting the day...

    more
  • Dnister

    Super Hotel, just perfekt. Best location, at the end of Franko park 5-700 m south of city center.

    more
  • Gostinny Dvor

    My American friend Jack stayed at this new hotel for several days and he was kind enough to take me...

    more

Top Ukraine Hotels

Kiev Hotels
1679 Reviews - 4104 Photos
Odessa Hotels
509 Reviews - 1318 Photos
Lviv Hotels
828 Reviews - 2909 Photos
Kharkiv Hotels
172 Reviews - 458 Photos
Uzhhorod Hotels
69 Reviews - 367 Photos
Simferopol Hotels
90 Reviews - 168 Photos
Kherson Hotels
60 Reviews - 76 Photos
Zaporizhzhya Hotels
33 Reviews - 82 Photos
Dnipropetrovsk Hotels
87 Reviews - 315 Photos
Chernivtsi Hotels
145 Reviews - 437 Photos
Yalta Hotels
235 Reviews - 673 Photos
Cherkasy Hotels
60 Reviews - 106 Photos
Sevastopol' Hotels
159 Reviews - 403 Photos
Nikolayev Hotels
2 Reviews - 3 Photos
Poltava Hotels
6 Reviews - 10 Photos

Instant Answers: Ukraine

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

35 travelers online now

Comments

Ukraine Favorites

Reviews and photos of Ukraine favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Ukraine sightseeing.
Map of Ukraine