Suddenly everything changed. A full-scale war put Ukrainians' lives on hold. The initial months were filled with nothing but news, donation, volunteering, concern for family members, and profound sadness. Days flew by in the blink of an eye as everyone was stressed-out and had no idea how to live on. When the primary reason for traveling overseas is evacuation, and hotels are crowded with people who have been forcibly removed, how does the tourism industry "survive"?
Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine (that you likely recognize as Kiev, the old Russian spelling) is probably one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. It's a beautiful, cultural, historic, and cheap city to visit.