Our expectations of Kiev were low mainly due to media reports of Ukraine-Russia conflict and lack of knowledge about the culture and country. In the US, we never hear of people going to Ukraine for leisure, so we had no idea all the country had to offer.
The food was amazing with plenty of affordable dining experiences. Fresh, flavorful and healthy (unless we wanted to really indulge)!
The apartment that was provided was definitely not a 5-star resort, but it provided all that we needed during our extended stay. The location was ideal, in the middle of a bustling area of Kiev where we were within walking distance to everything- shopping, tours, dining, nightlife, parks and historical landmarks.
The Ukrainians we had the pleasure of meeting were some of the nicest, most hospitable people we’ve ever met. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have been sharing our experiences with our loved ones non-stop.