I spent a few days in Sumy one of normal stops in Ukraine. Sumy is about 5 hours from Kiev by taxi or 6 hours by bus. Taxi and bus to Sumy from the airport should be arranged in advance. Taxi is around 100 dollars and bus is as paid in local currency UAH around 30 dollars. You can get a bus from the railway station on the new side of the building. to get to the railway station the cost is about 5 dollars around 25 UAH the big bus in front of terminal A & B will take there. if it is your first trip I would recommend using one of the agency's listed on our links page, dating agency's can offer support like arranging taxi or interpreters. a few have a decent rate for apartment or you can stay at the new hotel called the Pan. Apartment in Sumy should be 45 dollars and under for a short stay cheaper for 5 or more days, the Pan hotel is around 50 dollars a night. I was enjoying some of the restaurants in this city. the first place I tried was New york street pizza, one of my normal stops.
I also tried a chain restaurant called Potato house. the food was quite good serving ribs salad and of course potatoes in all forms.
now for my favorite place I tried called Fonconi, an Italian themed restaurant with great food and atmosphere. The service was quite good for Ukrainian standers and the food was even better. they do have menu in English and quite a selection with things like veil, lasagna, fish and of course some sweets when your finished.
sweets included fresh fruit and cakes.
Another place in Sumy is called Port Royal with a small micro brewery making 2 unique brews and a couple different mixes of there local brew. the food is quite good and best to visit in the summer so you can sit outside. the menu has salad, steak, veil and of course fish. the service is good and presentation is quite nice.