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UKRAINE

* A GUIDE TO*
MUST BRINGS ESSENTIALS

Ukraines power sockets are type Ukraine requires only a passport


C and F, so you will need to bring and as long as you stay for less
a power plug adapter or C, F, or E than 90 days within a 180-day
plugs. period, then a Visa isnt required.
MUST BRINGS WEATHER BASED
PACKING

The average weather in Ukraine in February


lies near The average highs are from 29F to
35F over the course of the month, exceeding
44F or dropping below 15F only one day in
ten. The average lows are from 20F to 24F,
falling below 4F or exceeding 34F only one
day in ten. Throughout the month,
precipitation (of multiple kinds) is 64% to 72%
likely to occur. It would be smart to pack rain
ponchos, boots or water proof shoes, a thick
warm jacket, and long shirts and pants (and
mittens/gloves).
MUST KNOWS LANGUAGE

Ukraines universal language is Ukrainian, so a few key phrases youd need to


know could be.

Ukrainian Ukrainian
English Phrase
Phrase Pronunciation
Where is the De znakhodytsya
bathroom? ? tualet?
Thank you / Have a / Dyakuyu / Harnoho
good day dnya
MUST KNOWS
CURRENCY &
NATIONAL

An equivalent to a US DOLLAR The BEAR is a national animal of


would be a UKRAINIAN Ukraine. It is wise, strong and
HRYVNIAIN in UKRAINE. The independent. In Ukraine it symbolizes
exchange rate is fruitfulness and health, and his annual
awakening in spring is a symbol of life
renewal, the beginning of a new life
UKRAINIAN cycle.
US DOLLAR
HRYVNIA
1 = 0.037
MUST DOS LANDMARKS TO
VISIT

St. Andrew's Church: Pidhirtsi Castle:


The Saint Andrew's Church is a major Pidhirtsi Castle is a chteau type residential castle-
Baroque church located in Kiev, the capital of fortress located in the village of Pidhirtsi in Lviv
Ukraine. The church was constructed in Oblast (province) western Ukraine, located eighty
kilometers east of Lviv. It was constructed by
17471754, to a design by the Italian architect
Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan between 1635
Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It is sometimes
1640 on the place of an older fortress. The castle
incorrectly referred to as a cathedral. The was then part of the Kingdom of Poland and it is
church is part of the National Sanctuary regarded as the most valuable of palace-garden
"Sophia of Kiev" as a landmark of cultural complexes in the eastern borderlands (Kresy
heritage. Wschodnie) of the former Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth.
MUST DOS FOODS TO TRY

Varenyky: Borshch:
Conveniently varenyky can be made out of the Traditionally borshch recipe is a basic stir-fry
cheapest ingredients available. Dough is a of grated beet root with tomatoes, added to a
simple mix of flour, water and salt. And stuffing generous soup of vegetables onions, carrots,
can be anything: from mashed potatoes with fresh or pickled cabbage, peppers, and
mushrooms and fried onions, pickled cabbage, whatever else is available from our house
minced meat and even cherries! The sweet garden. There is a saying, speculating that no
version of varenyky is usually served with sour Ukrainian girl will be able to get married, if
cream and honey, and is a tasty and healthy she does not know how to prepare borshch!
substitute for the calorie-counting sweets
lovers.
MUST DOS ACTIVIES

Arboretum Sofiyivka Park: Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera


Arboretum Sofiyivka Park is a scenic landmark of and Ballet: The Odessa National Academic Theatre
world gardening design at the beginning of the of Opera and Ballet is the oldest theatre in Odessa,
19th century. The park accounts for over 2,000 Ukraine. The first opera house was opened in 1810
types of trees and brush (local and exotic) and destroyed by fire in 1873. The modern building
was constructed by Fellner & Helmer in neo-baroque
among which are taxodium (marsh cypress),
(Vienna Baroque) style and opened in 1887. The
Weymouth Pine, tulip tree, platanus, ginkgo, and architecture of the luxurious audience hall follows the
many others. late French rococo style. The unique acoustics of the
horseshoe-designed hall allows to deliver even a
whisper-low tone of voice from the stage to any part
of the hall.
MUST DOS SPORTS

Football (Soccer) is the one of the most popular sports in Ukraine. Shakhtar Donetsk is
currently the top team in Ukraine and ranked 17th in the world. Starting in 2014 the club has
played (first) out of Lviv before moving early 2017 to Kharkiv with its headquarters in Kyiv. The
club became the first club in Ukraine to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year before the
competition was revamped as the Europa League.
COOL FACTS METRO STATION &
CRIMES

The deepest metro station in the world: In Europe, the police solve 30-40% of
Arsenalnaya Metro Station located in crimes, in Ukraine - 90%. This unnaturally
Kiev is the deepest in the world (105 good statistics is the result of the
meters). The station was built in 1960, reluctance of the Ukrainian policemen to
very close to the House of Parliament. record "hopeless" cases (like thefts of
According to some reports, the tunnels mobile phones) and knock confessions
near Arsenalnaya house secret shelters out of suspects.
built specially for the political elite.