2nd Edition. Bradt Publications. 464 pages. This fully updated guide will keep you up to speed with this rapidly evolving country; it features comprehensive practical information, while revealing the country's personality through in-depth exploration of its history, culture and natural beauty. Traditional churches, monasteries and sacred sites provide a contrast to the notorious, but compelling, landmark of Chernobyl. Andrew Evans shows how Ukraine can easily be explored by rail, river cruise or sea ferry, and also on foot - the ideal way to take in rustic villages of old-world eastern Europe.
Lonely Planet Publications. - Be dazzled by the golden domes of myriad Orthodox cathedrals, be awed by the monumental Stalinist architecture of Kyiv, be inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Crimean peninsula. On the edge of Europe, Ukraine is a land of the unconventional and quirky, a unique mix of cosmopolitan and Soviet, and this insightful guide shows you how to make the most of it all. Instant updates! Prices change, places close, cafes turn into poker dens. Keep up to the minute with our latest guidebook updates on the Thorn Tree. READ ALL ABOUT IT - Ukraine's colourful political events and fascinating history explained. FIND ADVENTURE - ice fishing, mountain biking, caving and skiing are just some of the activities on offer. REST EASY in rural homestays or refurbished Soviet hotels - reviews to suit every budget. GET AROUND - 35 detailed maps include Cyrillic for easy navigation. TALK THE TALK - our practical language guide helps you chat to the locals: budmo!
Ryan Ver Berkmoes et al ISBN: 0 86442 713 1 976 pages / 24 pages color / 124 maps - $27.95 - This invaluable guide takes you beyond borsch, Bolsheviks and the Bolshoi to unveil cultural treasures, fast- moving cities, and vast, empty landscapes in a region that stretches halfway around the world. - $_$_START_LIST ? 124 detailed maps, including metro maps ? special food & drink section - more than just vodka and caviar ? tips on avoiding queues and beating bureaucracy ? details on getting around, from Minsk to Moscow to Magadan ? the latest on gallery-hopping in St Petersburg, lazing on a beach in Crimea and climbing volcanoes in the Russian Far East Click here to order this Lonely Planet book. $_$_END_LIST