Kiev

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Ukraine

Kyiv (Київ), also known as Kiev (Russian: Киев), is the capital of Ukraine.

Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

Good metro and buses around the city, pretty hard to blackride but so cheap that you really don't want to do it..

Companies

Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

Lots of wild camping spots along the Dnepr, lots of hosts on free hospitality networks.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome


Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.

Kyiv is a bit hard dumpster diving but still possible at big supermarkets.

Table diving from various fast food restaurants works fairly well.


Internet connectivity

Hackerspaces around Kiev.

Free wifi in many places, libraries with free computers also. Universities are good places for this.

Busking

Especially after last 2014 crisis and war, ukranian currency dropped down its value almost the double.. meaning..you won't earn that much..1E is about 16grinis which means to get 10E it will take you ages with banknotes of 1 and 2 grinis..(sometimes you get 5 and some very rare times also 10..which is still 0.7E..) Still a very good option to meet cool people and find a host from the streets, Meydan is overcrowded of buskers, street cheaters, etc, kontraktova pl. is a good alternative, both in the square and the main metro exit. If you busk inside metro..you have usually around 30-40 min before the guards come to kick you out, they should be polite usually, though you won't be able to play anymore after.


Travel destinations

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Second Hand Shops

"Laska" is a good charity shop close to Zoloti Vorota subway station, but it may seem a kind of expensive. There is a huuuuge second hand goods market on the Lisova subway station, everything is really cheap.

Places to spend time

  • Partkom gallery -- Reitarska St, 2, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Living Room cafe
  • There is a nude beach on the Trukhanov island
  • There are free screenings and exhibitions on the Iljinska street, 16 (Facebook page)
  • Bolshaya Zhitomirskaya street and Andreevsky descend are places to walkvisa:Kiev