Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The View From My Window #8: Premium-Comfort Kiev!

After several delays, Monday found Laura and I back in Ukraine and at the Kiev train station...a sort of home away from home where we've spent many an hour waiting...and waiting...for our trains to arrive.  

This was our fourth trip through the station but the first where we've seen it decorated for Christmas.  Orthodox Christmas traditions run nearly through the end of January and so it was nice to see a huge decorated  tree in the middle of the stations entrance.

The station was particularly busy and we met up with two friends and so seating was limited where we normally ended up sitting.  We were walking around and came to an area of the station we hadn't explored before...and then we saw this sign.

"Premium-Comfort"?????  Yes, please!

Turns out it is a "private" waiting room which costs about $4 U.S. dollars to access.  It has huge leather coaches, TVs, and about a million less people.  Kiev train trips will never be the same again!

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