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“Street with "Puzata Hata," "Roshen" and creepy people.”

Khreshchatyk Street
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“Street with "Puzata Hata," "Roshen" and creepy people.”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our review is based on our visit in October 2013.

We (a couple) had a very good time sitting at one of the benches at this pretty street (at odd number side) surrounded by tall buildings built right after WWII. Even that these buildings are not New York's skyscrapers, their architecture style, size and greatness still wonder you.

On this street, there are many restaurants such as "Puzata Hata" at Khreshchatyk 15 (entrance through the arch) and shops like "Roshen" at Khreshchatyk 29. So if there is a bad weather, there are always indoors places with reasonable prices, where you can spend a good time.

The only negative part of Khreshchatyk Street is that some people are creepy there. For instance, there was a young woman, who was trying to sell parfumes to everyone, who was sitting at the benches. As another example, there was another poor old woman, who was asking for a lighter in order to find a company to talk. In general, be aware of the people and don't let nice views to corrupt your alertness.

Even if it is very hard to miss this street when you are in the center of Kiev, we want to recommend you to spend couple of hours there walking from Besarabsky market till Independence Square and back while checking stores there. Or whatever way you wish!

Visited October 2013
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“Khreshchatyk Street”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

In peace time, it is a lovely street which has a lot to offer with respect to shopping, enjoying good food at several restaurant outlets, and is especially beautiful at Christmas time. However, since November 2013, this street has been transferred to a political platform against the pro-Russian President who was routed out after a very bloody scene on this very same street. Currently, and sadly enough, Khreshchatyk Street became a memorial site for those who lost their lives during these events; and if you happen to be there, you can still pass by and place of a bouquet flowers in their memory. If you walk down from Khreshchatyk Street, it leads you to the riverside drive (nabirijna), which is another good location for restaurants and shopping, as well as pretty scenery alongside the river. In 1996, I worked in that region at Mohyla University, and used to frequent an American-style restaurant called Arizona, which has very good food to offer for individuals and families, and I always manage to go back and have a nice meals and breakfasts.

Visited April 2014
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“Loved walking here several times”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

The place itself is very pretty and interesting (people, places, architecture, etc). But right now with Maidan events so fresh it is even more strong experience to walk by. I you can have a known local to explain you everything that just happened would be even more enriching to know about the local culture and Maidan.

Visited April 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Really nice!”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

really wide and big street with lots of people, shops around it and lot's of entertainment going on. People rollerskating, skating, on bicycles or just walking. nice atmosphere as well. The heart of Kiev which is the heart of whole Ukraine!

Visited April 2014
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Kyiv, Ukraine
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“Khreschatyk- Revolution Central!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Khreschatyk in the last 5 months has been the center of the EuroMaydan Revolution, which started with a FB message from a journalist saying Ukrainians should come out to protest the former president's refusal to sign the EU Association agreement in November 2013, which was a complete turnaround in policy. Millions of people eventually took to the streets, specifically the Khreschatyk, setting up camp that brought down the corrupt, traiterous government of Yanukovich, and the rest is history. Besides being a beautiful tree-lined boulevard with shops and cafes, it now is also a memorial for the many killed, wounded and missing, and such it is very moving to see the crowds of people who continue to lay flowers and candles for the fallen. There are also many wonderful restaurants and cafes off the Khreschatyk and Independence Square.

Visited April 2014
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