Preparing your trip to Kharkov: advices & hints - things to do and to obey
1. Trams and trolleybuses are considered main means of public transport; they move freely throughout the territory of Kharkov. Tickets are purchased from a busman or a driver. The city also has a rather unusual form of transport, the cable way.
2. Banks and other government agencies serve visitors from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; some large institutions can work up to 7:00 pm. Foreigners can exchange currency not only in banks, but also in specialized exchange offices with quite ample working hours.
3. In restaurants and cafes you can leave a tip for good service; the sum making out 5 - 10% of the total would be appropriate. The service charge in upscale restaurants is often included in the total; it is rarely more than 10% of the total bill.
4. Tourists are advised to book tickets for sightseeing tours and cultural events in advance. You can order them at any tour desk or directly at the hotel; this way you would avoid long queues and could plan your vacation in advance.
6. Tourists who come to Kharkov as a big company are recommended to use taxi. Note that there are two types of tariffs, day and night; the last is about half as much again the daily one.
7. Indigenous people are very welcoming and hospitable, so travelers from different countries would feel comfortable in Kharkov. It’s worth to learn a few simple phrases in the Ukrainian to pay respect for locals; this act is sure to be appreciated.
The city was founded in the beginning of the 17th century. At that time here was built a powerful fortress aimed at protecting Russian land from the raids of the Tatars. Starting from the … Open
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Ukraine: travelling advices2. It is point-blank unheard of to confuse and mix Ukrainians and Russians, Ukraine and Russia, for obvious reasons this is simply insulting. The height of disrespect will be to call these countries the same or declare that Ukraine is part of Russia.
3. If you want to whistle in the room, you need to make sure that no one is nearby. Whistling in the house, even virtuously, prophesies financial problems for its occupants and the whistler himself. Some Ukrainians treat whistling in non-residential premises with prejudice as well.
4. Entering the house or apartment of a Ukrainian, you should immediately take off your shoes. The vast majority of Ukrainians have spare slippers for guests. Wiping the soles on the doormat is unacceptable, street shoes will not be tolerated here – they won’t let you seat at the table for sure.
5. Upon meeting you should shake hands firmly, maintaining eye contact, especially when it comes to business partners. A strong handshake symbolizes confidence, and an open look – honesty. A person with wandering eyes or dull eyes does not command trust. … Open
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Travelling to Kharkov - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Kharkov. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.