8 things that will save you from loneliness in Ukrainian train

What about  to travel by train?

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We don’t have airport in my city so to get to another destination in Ukraine I could use train, bus or a car, but most frequently I use trains. I like travelling by trains, but what I’ve seen that different countries have variable types of trains.
If you will come to Ukraine you have to try our Ukrainian trains. They are not that fancy, but there are many things which you could experience during your trip and here I will share my favorite things about travelling by train in Ukraine:
1. A cup of tea in a train. It costs only 5 UAH (0,2 EUR) but it has a special taste of a trip. Even if I’m not thirsty or cold I try to use the opportunity to feel the warm smell of train adventure with its tea.
I don't know the secret why this cheap train tea is so delicious? May be because it has the taste of adventure?
I don’t know the secret why this cheap train tea is so delicious? May be because it has the taste of adventure?
Dare to smell the adventure...
Dare to smell the adventure…
2. The views. Ukraine is a very green country with rich flora, so during the trip by train you could observe many of picturesque views, you won’t be able to see travelling by other means of transport.
Let`s follow the sunset by train <3
Let`s follow the sunset by train ❤
3. The sounds of mind. I don’t know how people reproduce in English the sound of a train, but this sound is not annoying at all – it sounds like adventure… I feel pretty comfortable while travelling by train and the atmosphere in the cabin makes me think of faraway places. My mind goes beyond the distances and thinks about the places I want to go and people whom I miss so much.
Finally you can have some spare time to live in your dreamland
Finally you can have some spare time to live in your dreamland
4. Train inspires. You have quite a good amount of time to use your creativity without interrupting to check your Facebook, e-mail or some other services, because there is no Wi-Fi in Ukrainian trains (except of the Intercity+ which is not serving my city 😉 I use this time to write applications, grant proposals and since September 2015 bog posts. If there is a night train I simply use this time to sleep.
Moroccan train
train to Marrakech
5. “Train hostel”. In our trains you can lie down and have a nap, because the places are designed as shelves for sleeping. Ukraine is not a small country – we are one of the largest in Europe so we just need the transport which could offer passengers to sleep during the trip. To reach some of the destinations you have to spend more than 24 hours.
Window which will show you the most outstanding pictures of life around
Window which will show you the most outstanding pictures of life around
6. I don’t like talking to a strangers, but sometimes I could do an exception, when they seem to be polite and interesting. But usually people spend time in trains talking to many of passengers trying to share their loneliness and troubles, anyway they might not see those people again. For many of people it is a good soul treatment.
to catch the right train
to catch the right train
7. Some of our trains (those which cross the whole Ukraine) have restaurant – cabin. I don’t know where else in the world trains have restaurants but I would like to know and explore international train restaurant. So if you know – share with me, I`d like to try the food there =) I’m so excited about it.
railways might unite hearts of the strangers
railways might unite hearts of the strangers
8. The last but not the least – our trains are quite cheap. You can travel to different destinations in Ukraine starting from 2 EUR. It depends on the distance, class and type of a train. For students they offer 50% off for travelling in economy class.
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Metro train in Kyiv
I always think where I could get by a plane if to take into consideration the time I spent in the train to reach the destination.  Yes airplanes are much faster but still there is it’s special romance in travelling by trains, and to some of the destination you won’t be able to go by air. Not yet inspired to travel by train? Watch the iPhone slideshow with train`sounds
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5 thoughts on “8 things that will save you from loneliness in Ukrainian train

  1. The woman standing by the sign that reads 8V. She’s a 10! I would like to ride the train if she’s on the train!
    Would like to have seen some photos of you on the train, since you are sort of like our host showing us your country.

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  2. Hi Lidiia,

    I enjoy your travels and documenting and photos of your travels to many locations in Europe and

    of course within the Ukraine.

    Your voice in text form and your photos depicting what you have seen are very impressive.

    Yet I believe you should lend a more personal touch. You are our tour guide so why not have you

    appear in some of the photos, rather than an empty street have you walking down the street.

    I have seen some of your past photos which you were included in some of your travel photos and they gave the

    photos a personal warmth and attachment to where your were located.

    I have seen some travel videos of Europe and they had a very attractive guide or as they called themselves

    Travelers. Megan McCormick appears in many travel videos, she’s smart charming and attractive, and makes the

    travel expedience very special.

    I have not seen a travel video for Ukraine. Might be something that would be a rewarding challenge and experience for you.

    You could be the Ukraine’s attractive, smart, charming travel host.

    Ron

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    1. Thank you, Ron for your comments and advices, I will try to do my best. Just I`m a little bit shy to appear everywhere, but if you think it would give more hospitality to my stories so I`ll try 😉

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