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Weekend fun in Kiev

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The last days in Kiev, more exploring on the agenda, good food and a club later. A visit to the Yanukovych residence is also on the agenda and of course eat some delicious Ukrainian borsch. Today the temperature is over 30 degrees celsius in the shadows, what a nice day for weekend fun in Kiev.

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Staying in a suite at the Hotel Ukraine is a perfect way to start the day here.

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Wow, the hotel serves melted water for breakfast, that is a first, or is it? Just add some frozen water to cool it down.

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Local bus in the city, low cost if you can figure out where it is going.

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From the local supermarket, I was not sure about which I would like to prepare for dinner here.

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Outside beautiful St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery.

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Only a short walk away is St. Andrew`s Church located at the top of Andrew`s Descent one of the most popular streets in Kiev.

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Looking over Kiev from St Andrews Church.

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Kiev Sculpture park on a sunny Saturday.

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It is art and it is me, good weekend fun in Kiev .

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A couple relaxing in the shade.

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Saturday activities in the Sculpture park.

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Fun for the kids, here seen decorating cakes.

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Sculptures and playground for the kids, music playing, fun for the whole family in Kiev.

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Kids fill the street, traditional Ukrainian dancing and music, so cool!

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They danced so well.

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Handcrafts being sold, nice carvings.

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Waling further own the street it turns in to a gallery, beautiful paintings being sold by local artists.

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Market day by local designers in Kiev.

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After shopping a black burger might be tasty.

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And since it is a hot day watermelon with dry ice was tempting.

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Street art.

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Taking the Kiev Funicular.

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From the upper station to the lower station, 10 minutes waiting for a 2 minute ride.

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Subway is a convenient wat to get around Kiev, however it is not too easy to understand where the different line goes.

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Eastern architecture at the subway station.

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Blue and yellow, of course.

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If you have not tried a long escalator, go to Kiev.

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Chilling down at Maidan.

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Relaxing, watching the sun set from the suite overlooking Maidan and the independence monument.

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Saturday evening dinner and good food at Buddha Bar Kiev.

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After a good meal it is time for some music at D*Lux Club.

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Entertainment and music all night at D*Lux.

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A new day here and now a visit to Yanukovych residence. The driver as you see had the right of way and was very clear about how he liked the driving of the other people trying to get there and get from there.

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At first sight it is a beautiful house, at second thought it is a disgusting place.

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The private golf course.

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As seen from the other side.

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Some of the animals in the private Zoo.

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The entrance to the greenhouse, yes, greenhouse.

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Garage building, the private collection of cars is on the other side of the property.

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The transportation from Kiev to the residence, this car have seen some action before.

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Luxury shopping in Kiev, all paid for in dollars.

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Borsch, yes, here, go, now!

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A closeup if you wondered how Borsch looked like.

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The main street Khreshchatyk closes for the weekends, lots of people outside enjoying music, shopping and a weekend walk. 

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Last night here and soon time to leave. After having a great day and weekend in Kiev it is strange to to pass all the memorials at Maiden walking to the hotel. Слава Україні! Героям слава!

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Waiting for my flight at the lounge in Kiev.

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See you soon Ukraine.

 

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