Kyiv – a short guide
Kyiv is probably founded 482 AD and was the first capital of Russia – at that time Kievan Rus in 870’ies
Kyiv is large, 2,9 million inhabitants
Kyiv is great, lots of monasteries, pubs, monuments and museums
Kyiv is cheap, you can get a 0,5 litre draft beer for a few UAH
The President Hotel – venue of the GIJC 2011 – is only a very short walk from downtown Kyiv. Info here in both English and Ukrainian: http://presidenthotel.com.ua.
It’s cheap to get around. Take the metro: www.urbanrail.net/eu/kie/kiev.htm
Just remember: Always bring a copy of your passport. If asked for ID only give this copy to the police or aanybody else!