3 OF THE WRITER’S FAVOURITE SPOTS IN KYIV
This 100-year-old market is the next-best thing to a Ukrainian grandmother’s cooking. Many a Ukrainian expat has attempted to sneak local staples like salo— buttery cuts of salted pork belly—past customs.
An impressive arch marks the entrance to this luxurious street (think Prada and Louis Vuitton), just off Kyiv’s main thoroughfare, Khreshchatyk. Book a table at Wolkonsky Café, where the city’s A-listers lunch.
Grab a scoop of ice cream and walk through the city’s oldest park. It’s home to an imperial residence built in 1755 and the equally-palatial-looking Puppet Theater, and it offers views of the Dnieper River.