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Lisle Kauffman writes: What we love and don’t love about Kyiv.

What I love about Kyiv:


I think it is fun, tasty, good quality and healthy. I also think Ukraine has the very best tasting milk I have ever had, much higher quality than the nasty and watery American stuff. I absolutely love Ukrainian food, and there are some restaurants where it does not cost an arm and a leg.

Historic buildings
I love the wonderful architecture of the historic buildings Kyiv. The Philharmonic is one of my favorites. I love the building itself, particularly the orchestra hall inside, and I like being able to buy really inexpensive tickets for great seats to see wonderful performances. The opera house is wonderful, too.

I think [Pyrohiv National Museum of Folk Architecture and Culture] is one of the most interesting museums in the world. I like to go in the spring when the weather has warmed up, the flowers and trees are blooming, and the crowds haven’t arrived yet. It’s a very quiet, beautiful and peaceful place to just relax and think, while also learning about Ukrainian culture and history.

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