Tips 

CITY TRANSPORT

Kyiv metro works well and is very affordable (4 UAH = 0.13€ / trip ). You can buy jetons at every metro station.

There are different taxi companies. The best way is to install on your phone the free app Uklon (iPhones /Android) which helps ordering the taxi and specifying from where to where. You can also indicate that the driver has to speak english. Prices are very low. Around 2-4€ for a ride in the center. 

Uber also works in Kyiv!

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USEFUL INFO:

Currency UAH (Hryvnya): 1CHF = 26 UAH, 1€ = 29 UAH
Taxi from/to airport 250 - 350 UAH
Visa not needed for EU / US / CH.Check here for others.
Phone prefix +380
Local mobile N° Lifecell (sim + calls + 2GB internet) approx 3€
Electricity euro standard 220V sockets
Do I need to change money before coming? No, you can find ATM's (Visa, Master Card, Maestro) or exchange Euros & Dollars everywhere.

Most of the central places are located between metro station Khretshatky, Lva Tolstoho and Zoloti Vorota. You can walk between these three easily and from them reach more distant places like Arsenalna, the Podil (Kontraktova Ploscha) or the train station (Vokzalna).

DO WE SAY KYIV OR KIEV?

Kyiv is the Ukrainian pronunciation. Kiev is the one that came from the soviet occupation. Think a bit of it like Pekin vs. Beijing or Bombay vs. Mumbai. 

By the way, people love when you know some ukrainian words. Here are some simple tips:
Dyakuyu / дякую : Thank you.
Dobroho dnya / доброго дня : Good afternoon.
Vibatchte ya ne rozumiyu / вибачте я не розумію : Excuse me, I don't understand.
Ya yidu na vessillya Nilssa ta Ani / Я їду на весілля Нільса та Ані : I'm going to Niels and Anna's wedding.

 
 
You'll probably be seduced by the style of Kyiv metro station. So take time to explore the underground. One station not to miss: Zoloti Vorota on the green line (not the one on this picture) and its pretty mosaics.

You'll probably be seduced by the style of Kyiv metro station. So take time to explore the underground. One station not to miss: Zoloti Vorota on the green line (not the one on this picture) and its pretty mosaics.

 
 

IS IT DANGEROUS?

Ukraine is a very peaceful and safe country except for the 4% of the territory occupied in the East (700km from Kyiv). So chances are that you'll even feel safer in Kyiv than in most European cities. 

DO YOU HAVE A HASHTAG?

How could we not have one? If you post pictures of the events on social media, please use the hashtag #AnnaNiels2017 so we'll be able to find them back afterward. Mark Zuckerberg is also impatient to see them!

What if I get sick? 

This is very unlikely to happen as we picked the very best chef, but... let's say you ate too much, here are some clinics where you can go without any worries.

 

Dobrobut
+380 44 495-28-88

Boris (that's the name of the clinic, not the doctor :-)) 
+380 44 238-00-00