Really can't think of anything
You will learn to love the heavy industry ;-)
Zaporizhzhya is known for its steel plants. They are not seen from the sity, but if you go to the south of city, to industrial area, for exmpl, Juzhnoe Shosse, you will see those giants from afar. Huge pipes with puffs, working 24h. Also, there corresponding air, full of burning metal smell.more
The island where only cossacks got together for planning, getting drunk. No women were allowed there. Unfortunately nothing much left there other then a couple of rocks and museum where they organized by time all the archaeological pieces. If you planning on getting a guide and you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian don't even bother. My family got...more
I've seen a lot o' Lenins, but this one really was impressive. Large and high upon a brick pedestal, this Lenin towers at the head of his eponymous main street with a moving bunch of mighty proletariat workers below him. The backdrop behind him is the massive and even more impressive Dniproges dam. And I especially like that they've kept that...more
Well I say a little walk, but it's about 10km from top to bottom. I set out early one day from the riverbank near the momument to Lenin, which sadly the surrounding area and monument is in need of some TLC.. I found found the many shops of great interest... I found an antique shop...oh the joy of it...well until I noticed the prices... I past many...more
The oak is 36 metres tall and twenty metres in the girth. The mighty tree must have seen breathtakingly much in its life time of seven centuries! I was dismayed to discover that it seemed to be dead. Its branches were supported by ropes, and it gave the tree an appearance of a ship sailing through history. My eyes travelled from branch to branch...more
Ok why do they call the restaurant in Ukraine "Clear House", crazy westernization.If it was not for my relatives I probably would not give it a chance.It's right outside the city and it's a nice getaway for locals.You can either go to the main restaurant or rent a separate room.So my relatives reserved us a room and made all the food orders ahead....more
I was highly pleased to discover such a classy Japanese restaurant in the middle of Zaporizhzhya. Not that Zaporizhzhya isn't a classy city, but this is a cut above everything else I've encountered in this part of Ukraine. Very slick and extensively decorated interior. Very attentive and friendly staff that attempted to try out their smattering of...more
The train to Zaporizhzhya in Ukraine is known as the ZAP Train. I entered the main train station in Zap and I had no problem in getting a train ticket to Simferopol/Sevastopol for the price of UAH 45 for a kupe ticket (2nd Class) and the first class ticket is about UAH150. I chose to go 2nd class on this epic journey of 12 plus hours. The cabin in...more
HEY ... you always wanted to know how the Zaporozhye train station looked like, but YOU WERE TO AFFRAID TO ASK ... here to the left is your chance. You don't even need to ask.Trains or planes are the preferred option to travel around in Ukraine. It takes about 12 to 13 hours to travel from Kiev to Zaporozhye by train.It's not recommended to travel...more
Most common way to get to Zaporozhye is by taking a train, the service is very convinient, as well as the prices.From Zaporozhye trains go to a very big variety of directions.A public transportation is very popular in Zaporozhye, it consisits of: buses, trolleybuses, traumvay, 'marshrutka'(express bus).more
A hospitality of ukrainian people is famous.If you are going with a visit to someone for a dinner, you will be pleasantly surprised to see a lots of tasty ukrainian dishes, which will be offered to you by your hosts,And the best way to show your appretiation for this is to eat a lot:) and say 'Thank You' after dinner.
Touch wood! I haven't really come across too many problem whilst in Ukraine, but this city has a slightly bad element to it, so don't do anything daft or stupid and that you wouldn't do back home. Zaporizhzhya is a poor city, so try to blend in and don't be loud and flash...
Luggage and bags:
Just your usual travel bag.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: One pair of dressy shoes and one pair of everyday shoes, sneakers also will be a nice addition.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take with you the medicine which you always carry with you or your specific medicine(if you have some kind of health disorder).
Photo Equipment: Camera and video camera will leave a long memories of your visit to this city.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you wanna go camping, never go along!
Take 3-5 friends or familiar people with you >Chortica is a nice place to camp.
Miscellaneous: Definitely food,matches, flash light.
Dniprohes Dam was built between 1927 and 1932 with american help! And is considered to be one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This is a magnificent achievement of the Stalin era. The Dam is about a half a mile long and about 200 ft high.. During the Second World War the Dam was completely destroyed, but was rebuilt by 1949..more
Normally I avoid artists selling their wares on the street. They can be creepy or pushy, and I rarely want anything they have to offer. But I really enjoyed talking to the street vendors here. Friendly and unagressive, just thrilled to meet an American and to tell me about their paintings. And some of them I actually did consider buying, though...more
exploring Lenin Avenue,
one of the longest street of Ukraine
Fondest memory: Walking and shopping in Lenin Avenue that is considered to be the longest one in Ukraine (over 10 km long). You can find different stores, markets and what not there...