KIEV TOURIST THE COLD WAR

KIEV TOURIST THE COLD WAR



Inside Kiev I Get A sense Of The Cold War
The following day in Kiev I rose early to first check out the hotel breakfast offerings before it got too crowded instead of really fancying anything as nothing looked appealing to me, the breakfast was pretty basic really, I just had a coffee and sitting at a large table all to myself I finished planning the rest of my day which would take your past State Aviation Museum, giving me an idea of the cold war, before creating a bit more Kiev sightseeing and tours.
Local Sim card
Needing a regional SIM card, I first went underground into buying centre beneath Arena City later emerging back on Khreschatyk St where a decent member of staff inside the KNIBCTAP cell phone shop in order to McDonalds got me sorted and online with a local SIM card for 130 Ukrainian making me very therapeutic for Google maps and finding places on the internet with no added expensive roaming bills.
The State Aviation Museum
Costing me 190 Ukrainian by taxi from Independence Square plus another 50 Ukrainian entrance fee plus nearly double that again for a booklet equity small voucher tickets search inside a bit of the aircraft there, New york state Aviation Museum is situated next to the perimeter fence of the citys second airport formally known as Zhuliany but now renamed Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport where the charter flights and low cost airlines operate from, racket is so of the aircraft landing and taking off added just a little of atmosphere to is actually basically an air show sort of setting but without any flying aircraft.
Once inside there was lots of walking right after rows and rows of different aircraft both civilian and military prearranged on the grass. You name it, massive white humanitarian relief helicopters, old MIG fighters, Russian Bear large propeller spy planes the ones which were frequently intercepted flying over-the-counter North sea and English channel and old Aeroflot Airliners, most of which may go inside, really made my day.
kiev State Aviation Museum
One belonging to the Cold War threats to Maggie Thatcher and President Reagan in the 80s
Sleek 1950s Aeroflot airliner
Sleek 1950s Aeroflot airliner
The great Bear spy plane
The great Bear spy plane
Hotel Salyut
Forking out another 200 Ukrainian if we do heavy negotiation between myself and a half asleep taxi driver who was simply parked up in the museum car park, my next the avenue for call was the now lost in translation Hotel Salute, another Iconic Kiev landmark famous amongst some visitors for its naughty nightclub, and beyond that I would walk up to take critique the largest and possibly most impressive statue in Kiev.
Hotel Salyut kiev
The iconic Socialist Modernism Hotel Salyut which for instance meaning from the name does bear some resemblance one of early Soviet Space Stations
Enquiring at reception about the nightclub and opening hours I was told The evening bar, its real name, opens the particular evening from 10pm. Nice to read a great name, I strategy.
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Continuing my walk to my final destination, the 203 foot tall Iron Lady or Motherland Statue, took around 15 to 20 minutes through some amazing landscaped grounds with great views below of the noticeably much flatter Kyiv Left Bank across the river. Have been other museums to see enroute however just didnt have period. Once there and stretching my neck purchasing upwards at the great lady, I thought yes this is impressive.