Kiev, Ukraine
Mari, 26
Photography, and handmade crafts
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What are the Kiev spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Place near Kiev Port called - Arc of Friendship of Nations. Also there is good park on Volodimirska girka. There are monument and good view on city. Also you can miss night fountains at Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Rusanivska naberezhna. It's music fountains and they work only at spring and summer.

Do’s and don’ts in Kiev: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

You are welcome to leave tipping. I recomend to take one ticket to all types of transport. it will be more comfortable and cheap. And use such APP as EasyWayKiev so you could find more easy path.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I like to shoot my city on camera. I like to do it becouse every year my city changes. And I want to remember how it was before. I like see peoples all over me and show them something new what they didn't see before.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

About 600-800 UAH. I often visi bowling and hookah bar wih friends. Or spend night in park with some tasty things. Nature in city allow to do this often.

Which Kiev shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Globul mall or Ocean Plaza. Two bigest shop places when I will find something new for myself everytime that i visti them.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Jeorge Michael and Michael Jakson

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

On river restaurant. I think its better place - listen waves, music, talk about each other. I know such places in Kiev and I think they are perfect.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Run to closes bakery and eat hot cake with cup of tea or coffe! All over the city a lot of different caffe with bakery in them.

Your perfect night out in Kiev includes:

Good music, friends, drinks and campfire. I like to spend time outdoor. And I'm glad that in Kiev there are many parks where you can spend day and night with open fire. Ofcourse in winter we visit some other places - bars, clubs. For me it will be perfect have hookah, drinks and something yammy - and good mood is running to me!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Kiev. How do you spend it?

All night I will spend in pab or club listening music and I will meet sunrise from Mariinskiy park. And ofcourse I will visit some caffe with ukrainian vareniki before my train\plane.

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