5 Reasons To Visit Ukraine Today

Ukraine is one of the most underrated countries in the world. Ukraine is famous for its beautiful girls, vodka, and money. Yes, the abundance of scams with Ukrainians is well-known to us all. Also, their sense of humor can be so spot-on that it can be described as “unique”.

Nevertheless, Ukraine is more than just a country with good looks and an unusual sense of humor. Believe it or not, Ukraine is also famous for its engineering capabilities. Ukraine possesses an extremely talented engineering workforce, which has made it possible to produce top-notch military equipment.

Getting a  tourist visa to Ukraine is very easy. Getting a business visa to Ukraine is not too difficult either. However, if you are looking for an employment visa, it will be impossible to get one without first having secured a local job offer. This process takes time and the salary required is extremely high – unless you know how things work in this part of the world. If you want to get a visa you need  to apply at a website like

The first thing you need to do is make sure your passport doesn’t expire during the time span of your visa. This is very important because Ukrainians will not issue a visa if it expires sooner than 3 months after entering Ukraine. Next, you need to make sure you have a round-trip ticket to prove you are not planning on staying in Ukraine. With that, you should be set to visit Ukraine.

Here are four reasons why you should visit this hidden gem of Eastern Europe in 2019.

1.  Affordable: There is a lot to see in Ukraine and it’s also very cheap. The reason for that is that Ukraine’s currency has plummeted over the years from a high of 5 units for every dollar to a whopping 27 units for every dollar. That means every dollar you have in your pocket buys you more things.

For example, a decent breakfast will set you back only about $2-3; a decent dinner is only about $4-7. Of course, if you’d like to splurge, you can do that too. Last week, I splurged $25 for dinner for two. Not bad at all.


2.  Kiev is a world-class city: While many Eastern European cities are true to their stereotypes of being run down with old Soviet-era convenience stores and roads full of potholes, the capital, Kiev, is an awesome, world-class city. It has everything you’d ever want like awesome cafes, restaurants, lounges, bars, and theaters.

3. Easy connection to surrounding countries: While living in Ukraine is a great benefit all in itself, one of the nicest perks is the ease with which you can explore the immediate region and beyond. Not only do you have the entire Eastern and Central Europe at your fingertips, but you also have Western Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus region and even Central Asia a stone’s throw away.

Last week, I flew to Tbilisi, Georgia for the best first time. I loved it. And the best part? The flight was only 2.5 hours.


Next month, I want to explore Armenia and maybe Azerbaijan. They’re also only 2.5 hours away. In the summer, I want to check out Cyprus and Greece. Not a long flight either. That’s just one of the perks of living in this part of the world.

4. Beautiful women: It’s hard to talk about the benefits of living in Ukraine without mentioning the beautiful and feminine women. Ukraine boasts some of the most beautiful women in the world. Women that are truly feminine, know how to take care of themselves and their men.

Many of these women are willing to meet foreigners and hang out with them.


5. Friendly people: It’s more than just friendly women and cheap food. The main reason to visit this Ukraine comes down to its people. While Eastern Europeans may appear to be stoic and unfriendly on the surface.

And, while, you need a bit of time for them to warm up to you—there are no fake smiles here—once they get to know, they will be extremely helpful and forthcoming and your friendship will grow stronger over time. Even if you decide to come for a short visit, rest assured that you will get help and assistance whenever you need it.

While there are many other reasons to visit this amazing country, these are the main ones that will hopefully tilt your decision in your favor to come and visit.

Bon voyage!

Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the started.