I had a free weekend and an invitation to visit Ukraine...so I took it, naturally.
Things I will carry with me from Kiev:
Their letters are funny, but their bathrooms are even funnier.
(I'm a girl; I do NOT stand to use a toilet.)
*The girls are pretty and seem to have flawless skin. I mean no fine lines or wrinkles anywhere. It's probably because they never smile.
-The conductor who collects your money for a ticket is allowed to say rude things to you.
But you are allowed to be rude right back.
-Men will not offer their seat to an older woman. Heck, he might even push her out of his way to get the seat.
-You must yell at the driver if you want him to stop at a bus stop.
-The driver sometimes takes payment and gives change while driving.
-You don't necessarily have to be all the way in the bus or have the doors closed before the driver will pull away from a stop.
-If you get in his way, the driver WILL honk at you.
-There are many times the bus jerks as the driver is shifting gears or slams on the breaks because he isn't watching and almost hits something/someone.
(yes, these cars are on the sidewalk and in a crosswalk) and you should learn the Ukrainian words for both "traffic jam" and "road rage."