September 2: Kiev

I got a bit of a late start this morning and didn’t leave my hotel until nearly 10 am.  I took a taxi to Pirogovo which is an open air museum of village buildings from across Ukraine; it was located at the edge of the city.  I had considered getting a driver for the day to take me to some actual villages in the countryside but the cost was more than I wanted to pay.

Pirogovo was an interesting enough place to visit though I’d been hoping that there would be English-speaking guides available at the entrance which apparently happens according to Tripadvisor but there were none.  There were basic English signs but more would have been helpful.  It was quite spread out but the blisters weren’t bothering me by this point so I didn’t mind.  Other than a handful of school groups, the place was pretty quiet.  Most of the buildings (houses, churches etc.) were from the 16th to 18th century but there was also a section of homes from the 1960s and 70s.  Only a few of the buildings were open inside.  The souvenirs here weren’t here in price than anywhere else, surprisingly.


Inside one of the newer houses.


An old church.

After resting at my hotel for a bit, I went and randomly walked around the city a bit more.

One Response to “September 2: Kiev”

  1. love that inside of the house; looks cheery, warm and old fashioned! LOVE the church; of course being Orthodox, I would love it 🙂

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