I would be happy to help anyone travelling to Chernivtsi. I have been there a number of times, and after you meet the right people and learn the places to go, it really is a beautiful city.
Taxi's are cheap, 25uah from the airport to the city centre. Use them, but get one with a meter.
Daily flights with Aerosvit to and from Kiev in the warmer months. Trains in the winter. Check schedules on Aerosvit. Chernivtsi airport closes in winter. I don't think they have de-icing equipment.
The trains run daily to and from Kiev, leaving about 4pm from Kiev and 4.30pm from Chernivtsi. Takes 16 hours, but my advise is get a first class cabin, about 500uah one way, and then make your way to the bar. I have had some real interesting trips and met some great people doing this. Don't get into a drinking competition, you will lose.
In Chernivtsi eat at Cafe Vienna on Kobylanska st. If Roma is doing the coffee, or a pretty blonde named Yana is waiting the tables, say hi from Daren. The food is great, they have english menues and most of the staff speak some english. For westerners this place is still cheap considering what you get. Otherwise, go get a pizza from the place just across the street.
Last time there I was invited to speak to some students at the university studying english, about Australia and our culture. I gave a few talks and made some more good friends. If you think our students do it hard, you should see and meet these people. I have numbers for a few of the students. Their english is very good, and they would jump at the opportunity to earn a few extra dollars by doing some under-the-counter translation work.
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