By Sarah Johnstone
Notice Ukraine. banquet your eyes on Scythian gold and mummified clergymen at Kyivs Caves Monastery. Descend to the underground keep watch over room for a former Soviet missile base. hop over a fireplace along with your cherished to check on your love will final Tuck right into a bowl of «borshch» with sausage or marinated apples.
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Home to Europe’s largest wetlands, it’s a genuine treat for bird-watchers, while animal populations have multiplied in the zone around the Chornobyl nuclear plant – largely abandoned by humans since the catastrophe in 1986. org/en/statespar ties/ua), although another 11 have been nominated for future consideration, including the town of Kamyanets-Podilsky (p106) and the Khans’ Palace (p193) in Bakhchysaray. The four already inscribed on the list include two transnational entries. The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (p184) is also part of Unesco’s global network of biosphere reserves.
85uah per minute. com) Usually up-to-date site with events listings and practical information for visitors. com; vul Berdychivska 1; h24hr; mLukyanivska) Western-run medical centre with English-speaking doctors. Gormonalnykh Preparatory (Map pp68-9; %235 4035; bul Tarasa Shevchenka 36A; h8am-9pm; mUniversytet) English-speaking pharmacist. Money Both ATMs and exchange booths signposted ‘ ’ (obmin valyut) are ubiquitous. Rates offered by exchange booths in hotels are not necessarily worse. Larger banks will cash travellers cheques and give cash advances on credit cards.
In addition, some 35,000 sq km of forest have been contaminated, and the meat, milk, vegetables and fruit produced there have higher than normal levels of radioactivity. Silt carried down the Dnipro is radioactive, although the extent is still not fully known. Birth defects, suicides, deaths from heart disease and alcoholism are also unusually high in the region. It’s estimated that by 2015 the disaster will have cost the economy $200 billion, although, of course, all the figures surrounding the disaster and its toll are disputed.