A brief stop in Kyiv

Face Control Sign A warning to travelers. If you phone Kyiv’s Arena Dance Club and ask them the cover price, then show up to enter, you’ll discover that you’ve been lied you, by those dirty lying liars. In Ukraine, you have to tolerate a lot of abuse (and staggering indifference) from businesses. Not that big a deal, but I’m getting tired of it. My contribution toward better business practices in Ukraine is publicizing the injustice here.

The place turned out to be rather dead, even though it was Saturday night, though the music was pretty good, and the fact of it being empty made it easier to get drinks — always a challenge in Ukraine.


The river-walk in the Obolon neighborhood was beautiful.


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