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Day 52

Kiev

semi-overcast 4 °C

Today we managed to prise ourselves from our beds in time for a 09:45 breakfast, this meant we didn't get as many strange looks from the staff, which was good!

As we had made up some time on the road by doing Odessa to Kiev in one day this ws our 2nd day off in this lovely city. The temperature outside was cold, but not snowing or sleeting! Ksenia met us in the hotel lobby and we made our way to the BMW garage to pick up Roger who was dropped in yesterday for a service. A few pounds lighter we headed to a tyre garage Ksenia knew where we had pre-ordered some new shoes for our steeds the day before.

As we waitied for the new tyres to go on we had some typical Ukrainian food at a nearby canteen type place and enjoyed chatting with our very efficient city guide! (Ksenia)

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After this we all made our way to the Chernobyl museum in the middle of town so that we could experience the nuclear diaster in a radioactive free zone. (Well nearly - we were told that some of the items in the museum were still actually radioactive.....negliable though!)

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We dropped Ksenia back at her place and then made our way back to the hotel for a short rest before heading out on the town for a bite to eat and drink.

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45miles covered today running around Kiev.

Posted by EdAndJames 11:36 Archived in Ukraine

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This reminds me of when you left! Great to catch up and to hear that border guards and the rest of the folk are true to type. What i am not sure of is how you know all these people, like Ksenia? Cheers.

26.03.2009 by john.hythe

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