Thursday, December 30, 2010
Flying between Tel Aviv and New York, Davo and I found a flight with a 25-hour, New Year's Eve layover in Kiev, Ukraine.
Oh hell yeah.
Here's what I saw in my 25 hours in the Ukraine:
Some really cool, beautiful architecture... the buildings were lit up beautifully at night... which is pleasant, because it gets dark at, like, 4:00 p.m. there.
OMG alcohol is SO cheap!!! We splurged and went for the 750 mL bottle of vodka that cost a full 46 hryvnias ($5.75). The guy in the store said it was good. He was right.
Lots of furry hats. And drinking.
I started figuring out the Cyrillic alphabet really quickly. Guess all the practice learning different languages in the past year actually made a difference! This is the first sign I figured out. It says, "De Niro."
Independence Square was a great place to ring in the New Year. Lights, music, snow, booze! The Ukrainians weren't particularly animated, though--Davo and I were the only two dancing fools in the crowd.
The perfect random, adventurous, fun, extraordinary end to a random, adventurous, fun, extraordinary year. :-)