Kiev, Ukraine
Ksenia, 28
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a tour guide in Kiev. I like meeting new people and love travelling myself! The journey is best measured in friends rather in miles! 😉

Name some spots in Kiev that are good for a Tinder date.

Milk bar, ONE LOVE espresso bar

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I love Ukrainian designer's shops. One of them is Vsi Svoi at the central street.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Kiev and where did you get it?

Escargot with a sauce and bread in Bessarabia restaurant is absolutely outstanding.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Kiev? Which one do you like?

Definitely Parovoz Speak Easy and Alchemist bar.

Where would you take your partner in Kiev if you wanted to really pamper them?

I'd take him to the small hidden wine bar for Ukrainian wine & cheese tasting!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Salo is a national Ukrainian pork fat appetizer and well known Ukrainian viagra!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Kiev?

Budda Bar. Never go there. Just don't do it.

What are the Kiev spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Beautiful panoramic views points, Unesco sights, Andrew's descent, delicious Ukrainian cuisine and vibrant nightlife :)

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

My favourite cities are Kiev, Istanbul, Essaouira, Brugge and Ubud. It's all about a unique spirit they have.

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