Is it safe to travel to Kiev? Five reasons to visit this old city at the bank of river Dnepr
This question bothers every second traveler, who is planning the trip to the capital of Ukraine. The Kiev citizens are actually surprised by such matters, because there is no reason to worry or cancel the trips. And even more, there are plenty of reasons to visit the capital city on the Dnieper River right now. So, is it safe to travel to Kiev? The answer is simple – yes! And here are our reasons why you should still visit the city on the Dnieper River.
Well, what is the reason you will say. Good reason – we answer. Because Kiev is especially beautiful in spring. This time of year animates not only the nature (flowers and trees begin to blossom in the numerous parks), but also the Kiev citizens. After a long and gray winter more and more people in a bright, spring clothes and with smiles on their faces appears on the streets. Different festivals, markets and just an interesting events are opening their doors and attract with a variety of activities. About the most interesting, in our opinion, read in the section Kiev events.
This reason is certainly due to the fact that the long-awaited spring has come at last. In April – May Kiev brings a lot of joy with the perfect weather conditions. Warm sunny days and fresh spring breeze evenings (light jacket will come in handy). There is no stifling summer heat and dust yet. Perfect time for a long walks by the slopes of the Dnieper, or on the old Podol streets, unhurried shopping on Andreevskiy Spusk.
In Ukraine in general and in Kiev in particular the Ukrainian producers of everything have intensified – from chic leather shoes, purses and bags to unique designers items. With the high quality
and unique design, the prices for such products are quite democratic, especially for people from Europe or the United States. Do not miss the chance to buy a really cool souvenir or high quality clothing.
Bars, cafes, restaurants
Ukraine is famous for its hospitality and cuisine. Kiev, of course, is not an exception, where is an incredible amount of a wide variety of bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs to suit every taste and budget. Be sure that you won’t be hungry during the day, and in the evening or at night certainly will find yourself in some cozy bar where you will spend a great time. We recommend you to take a walk in the evening on the Podol – bars and cafes are just everywhere.
Taking a walk in Kiev it is just enough to comply with the general safety standards. Do not walk at night on an abandoned construction sites or vacant lots, do not leave the wallet or phone on the table unattended at the bar, do not show large amounts of money in a foreign company and so on. I think the same rules are useful in your city also, so you don’t have to change your habits. Despite the situation in the East of Ukraine, there is no even a hint at any military actions in the capital, there is low crime rate and nothing terrible happens here. I assure you that Kiev is quite calm and friendly city, where guests are always welcome. Do not be afraid to ask for directions if you get lost – in some cases, someone will not just tell you how to get to your destination, but also will hold you to it.
If, suddenly, there are still any doubts or questions you have about the visit to Kiev – write to us. We are happy to answer.
We wish you a pleasant trip to Kiev!