Planning your first trip to Ukraine

Here is a how to guide for first timers to travel in Ukraine ( the Ukraine). to find a deal on a flight book 30 days in advance and check prices on Wednesday and Thursday as this is the day airlines post the discount prices. the best rates can be found if you avoid traveling on the weekend and Mondays. For accommodations you will want to stay in an apartment since hotels are quite pricey in most places, to book an apartment shop around the internet and try local dating agency's. You can save as much as 15 dollars a day buy shopping around. If you plan to use a credit or debit card make sure you notify your financial institution where you will be traveling so they will not shut it down. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted and to use a bankomat make sure it is part of a bank. if you take cash make sure you have new notes and they are not torn or defaced as they might refuse to accept them or only take them at a lower rate. Exchanging money is not a problem there are places all over with sign and the rate they pay. I noticed most places pay about the same rate including the airport I ,suspect the government has made some stricter rules. If you are like most first time travelers you will probably need the services of an interpreter or tour guide we have some listed on our links page. train and bus tickets are starting to appear online mostly in Russian but a few places will arrange them for you for a small fee.