Blogs from Zhytomir, Ukraine, Europe


Europe » Ukraine » Zhytomir October 22nd 2006

In terms of Ukrainian distances, we are very nearly in Kiev (the Ukrainians like us to spell it Kiyiv, but I'll stick to the more familiar version) - in a relatively nomal city called Zhytomir about 140 km west of Kiev. The few days in Lviv were spent mostly wandering around the compact city centre. We did visit the Lviv City Museum but all the exhibits, though very interesting, had explanations in Ukrainian so we were able to understand very little. Our evening entertainments consisted of going to see a ballet and a concert of music by Lithuanian composers, the latter of which was grossly underattended, even though the orchestra was of a much better standard. Both turned out to be very enjoyable. The ballet took place in the Lviv Opera House, a very grand building ... read more

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