Posted by JaH on October 03, 2001 at 21:23:25:
In Reply to: Conditions on trains Kiev to Simferopol posted by Phred on October 03, 2001 at 15:46:08:
:The Kiev-Simferopol train takes about 17 hours and is usually pretty good, in summer they put on extra old cars to handle the tourists to Crimea, but now is pretty good. Just try for a compartment in the middle of the car. And buy the entire compartment if you can afford it. It will cost a little less than $40 for the entire 4 berth compartment. Yes, the toliet is not so clean sometimes, but you can handle it!
I am visit a friend of mine in Kyiv right now. We are planning a trip to Yalta. As far as I know this means that we either fly or take a train from Kyiv to Simferopol and arrange other transportation from there.
: My friend is telling me that the train ride is "uncomforatable". (This is her choice of English english words. Needless to say, she is Ukrainian.)
: My question to the board is, assuming that I buy a ticket in one of the better classes on the train such as a 2 or 4 berth compartment, what is the condition of the train ride?
: By the way, my working assumption is that she is really telling me that she really wants to fly rather take the train.
: I had been looking forward to taking the train because I do not do this often. However, it is hard to argue with an 18 hour train ride.
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