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  1. I love this city

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    Yes, i really do. Yeah, and I live here

    What a shame no positive opinions here exept mine one (.
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  2. Re: I love this city

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    Just_me, we were wait for you.

    I love Poltava! Great, green and clean (mostly) town. I'm very pleased to live there. <3
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    Revive this topic

    I do love this "big village". I had lived in Poltava for many happy & unhappy years and I still think that this is a perfect sized city to live. I wouldn't be able to live somewhere like Kiev, Kharkov, London, Lisbon or even Lincoln.
    Apart from being well known historical place this city has plenty amenities to enjoy: different universities, all sorts of sport clubes for kids and adults for most budgets, green parks, Puppet Theater (but nothing else for kids, I have to admit), couple of quite good museums, drinking places (more than enough!), eating places, excellent dental clinicls and hairdressers, etc. etc. etc. What about market?! How could I forget about it! Unfortunately, its very overpriced now . And (if you know the way) one can walk from the city center to the bus station on Almazniy in about an hour. Living in Almazny/Sady area is like living in a city within the city: you have everything nearby and after 5-10 min walk - hello, countryside!
    Down sides are that eating places are overpriced and generally cr@ppy (excuse my french) unless everything has drastically changed since last year; roads and drivers are terrible (not only in Poltava, I suppose) but taxis would cost about 1-1,5; parking places is the problem; if you have got a pram - you are pretty b@llocksed: try to get on to a bus or a tram with this!; playgrounds is the other huge problem: I have seen only one in hotel Kiev's area & it was packed (of course!).

    I can find more ups and downs but ... this is my city and I love it as it is!
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  4. Re: I love this city

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    Great review, Ginger!
    Right now candidates are fighting for build child playgrounds, so I believe it will help a bit.
    BTW, there are a lot fun for kids in trade center "Kiev".
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  5. Re: I love this city

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    Hi, where is that? "Velika Kishenya" and Co. with the little train & the ice rink? The train is an excellent idea but I weren't overly excited with a show for kids: the noise they created just killed any interest to join.

    I have heard that somebody bought off the race course and the stud in Chutovo and has been trying to create sort of animal farm for kids. Have you heard anything about it? I am a rare guest in Poltava now but trying to keep myself up to date.
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  6. Re: I love this city

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    When I move to Poltava. I will make some changes in a few small things to make things more enjoyable for myself.
    I will not say now, what my plans consist of.

    However, I ask everyone what is the one small thing that you want to always stay the same in Poltava or Ukraine in general.

    I still want to always have the option to walk down the street with a beer in my hand.
    I still want everyone out of the their houses at night and going for a walk downtown.
    I still want to buy an ice cream from the street vendors.
    I still want to buy a Kvas on the street.

    OK, the big thing I will change is that I will personally make sure the garbage is clean up around my apartment and inside my apartment building is very clean. The lights will be replaced, the graffiti washed away and all cigarette butts will be cleaned up.
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  7. Re: I love this city

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    Ginger, I enjoyed reading your message!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginger View Post
    I have heard that somebody bought off the race course and the stud in Chutovo and has been trying to create sort of animal farm for kids. Have you heard anything about it?
    Haven't heard anything about it, as only pass Chutovo on my bus to Kharkov and never had stayed there for a while.
    But it is possible that some newspaper wrote about it, either there are certainly some people who knows.

    Quote Originally Posted by aggieshawn View Post
    and all cigarette butts will be cleaned up.
    Dear aggieshawn, this is the side of mentality of many (not all, but many indeed) people overhere, who are usually of very low cultural level, and who uses to (I'm sorry) f*ck all the laws, rules and etiquette.
    I hate it too, but in reality nothing can be done against it. Only very high fines (e.g. like in Singapore) can make our streets a bit more clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by aggieshawn View Post
    I still want to always have the option to walk down the street with a beer in my hand.
    It's prohibited by law, as well as other alcohol as smoking. However, there are many laws in Ukraine that exist only on the paper, at the same time 95% of the people brutally ignore them. This is the worst and the most stupid thing you ought to experience in Ukraine: if you don't violate the laws, the people who do would make you a looser.
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  8. Re: I love this city

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyastronomer View Post
    Ginger, I enjoyed reading your message!
    thanx...

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyastronomer View Post
    Haven't heard anything about it, as only pass Chutovo on my bus to Kharkov and never had stayed there for a while.
    But it is possible that some newspaper wrote about it, either there are certainly some people who knows.
    I've heard a bits of info about it but the best thing to do is to drive up there and have a look.... when I finally get to Poltava...

    PS. boll#ks, I cant login...
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  9. Re: I love this city

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginger1 View Post
    PS. boll#ks, I cant login...
    Write me to fragov@gmail.com with description of problem.
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    Done..........
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