A country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine is bordered by Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

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How unsafe is it to leave an expensive laptop at a rented apartment or a cheap hotel room? Which precautions should I take?

I'm going to Odessa, Ukraine, and may have to take my laptop with me for work reasons. I'll be staying at an inexpensive place which I rented online. Is it a very bad idea to leave the laptop in the ...
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Is travelling to Chernobyl safe for tourists?

Recently I read in my Lonely Planet and on some news site like for example this one, that the site of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe is open for tourists. There are also tour operators that offer ...
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How can I visit Chernobyl?

I have heard that it's possible to visit Chernobyl as a tourist (and some questions here on Travel bear this out, asking if it's safe to do so.) I'd like to visit it. What do I need to know to do so ...
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US citizens traveling between 2 “no visa required” countries

Friends of ours want to come from US to Lithuania then go to Ukraine and back to US (or Ukraine, then Lithuania). They don't need visas to go to either Lithuania or Ukraine and thinking logically ...
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How to travel to California with my cat?

I am moving to California from Ukraine. I know the exact requirements from Ukranian part, but what about USA part and especially California? What is the exact list of requirements for the cat?
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Ferry connection between Crimea (Ukraine) and Georgia?

Is there any reliable ferry connection between Crimea on Ukraine and Georgia? Does anyone have any information on that?
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What is required of an Australian citizen to get a visa for Ukraine?

I am an Australian citizen and I know that for some ex Eastern Bloc countries like Russia and Belarus I need an invitation and other difficulties to obtain a visa. Ukraine looks easier than those but ...
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Is there currently a problem with border crossings to Ukraine?

Given the current situation in Ukraine are there problems with crossing of the Ukrainian borders? In general and for westerners in particular.
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Does the Ukraine-Georgia ferry go via Russia and if so must I have a Russian visa even if I don't disembark?

Previously we had a question about ferries between Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia. The answer was that the company UkrFerry has such a route but I'm unsure of the details and the site seems to be ...
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Travelling to Ukraine and Russia, border issues

I'm a Portuguese citizen living in the UK and I'm going to Russia in May by bus from Estonia. Meanwhile I have a weekend trip booked to Ukraine in April. Assuming that I got the Russian visa, ...
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Ferry connection between Crimea - Kerch and Georgia?

Does anybody know if the ferry service is bacK? I will need it next spring - 2014.
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How much to pay for hiring marshrutka in Ukraine?

I was in Ukrainian mountains with the group and the marshrutka was hired in Lviv to transport us directly into Carpathian Mountains. This was very convenient and I've heard also it was quite cheap, ...
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Legal and security issues with wild camping in Ukrainian mountains?

What are the legal and security issues with wild camping in Ukrainian mountains? First of all: is it legal? I've heard, that many groups camp in mountains, including camp fires, and have never had ...
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My flight was just canceled two weeks before the date

Expedia just informed me that my flight with Ukrainian International Airlines was canceled. I'm flying from NYC to Kiev. This is an important business trip and I ordered tickets 2 months ago. Expedia ...
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Travel between Odessa and Tiraspol

Are there any regular transportation from Odessa, Ukraine to the Moldovian independent republic of Transnistria? To be more exact, to Tiraspol? Do you need a visa to get there?
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How to get from Rzeszów to Lviv? [closed]

What are my options to find a connection between Rzeszów and Lviv? Is there a website that lists all Poland->Ukraine buses, like bus.com.ua does for Ukraine->Poland? I couldn't find the list of buses ...
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Temporary bank account in Ukraine for a foreign traveler?

I'm an EU citizen and I'm considering longer travel through the Ukraine. Because I'm concerned about security issues, I don't want to have all my money with me. Opening a bank account in Ukraine would ...
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Are there organized educational WWII trips to Ukraine [closed]

I am looking for professionally organized educational trips in the Ukraine. A trip around Sevastopol/Crimea on the topic of WWII would be of special interest to me. Does anyone know a company ...
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Information source on safety for Kiev visitors

I may have to visit Kiev (unless my ministry for foreign affairs say otherwise) for a meeting. I am not going anywhere in Eastern Ukraine. Where can I find the best source on safety for travellers? ...