Re: Help with itinerary in Lugansk

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Posted by Some Help on April 11, 2000 at 20:01:39:

In Reply to: Help with itinerary in Lugansk posted by Desperate on April 11, 2000 at 13:26:24:

Lugansk is just another town in the myriad of Ukrainian cities. The best restaraunt is the Versailles (sp?) usually just called "the restaraunt" and conveniently located, where you can get a good meal (but considered quite expensive by the locals) and they serve international beers and wines (Corona, Paul Masson) -- importantly it is one of the very few places with air-conditioning. There is nothing special you need to worry about, and Lugansk has all the standard stores and cafes, a movie theatre, a playhouse, and mafia/crime as most other cities worldwide. People dress per the weather as anywhere else, and wear a range of styles (although, you really don't see many cowboy boots). There are a number of parks and some recreation facilities, and you can play pool or gamble at the train station and other places, and there is sometimes a flea-market underneath the cement roadway structure of the train station. Don't forget to visit the stautue of the founder of Vorishilovgrad, sitting on his charger.

As per another post, be sure to take a box of Handiwipes and Q-tips with you which are not available -- as well as any shampoo or soap that you like, otherwise you will be stuck with Russian brands.

: Hello all,
: I am traveling to Lugansk/Luhansk in June via a flight to Kiev. Will have people waiting for me in Kiev to assist me in getting to Lugansk via train. Do any of you fine people out there have photos of Lugansk and/or suggestions/tips on things to do, places to see, places to eat, customs, taboos, how to dress, etc.? I would greatly appreciate any of the above... especially photos!

: Cheers...
: David Royal

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