As I said, the rest of the time there, until Friday afternoon anyhow, was just sightseeing.
I did have a smile at these pigeons, they’re normally flocking everywhere as people feed them breadcrumbs, however one day it was pouring down and they all sat in a square on some bricks under a tree.
There are quite a few dogs around. I assume they don’t have owners, they’re all harmless though and don’t bother you. This little lot were having a bit of dog love making in the main square, but I was too slow with the camera to catch them in the act.
Between the 2 watering places there is a nice park you walk through. Nice big trees and few sculptures along the way. Also a few black squirrels which I haven’t seen before.
Even some young lad on a BMX showing off
Anyone care to guess at the names on this sign? (Answers right at the bottom of this post entry)
You can even go on a horse carriage ride.
The Ukrainian equivalent of Royal Mail?
A bit further away there is another park which is situated in quite an upmarket area I think. It was quite manicured, fountains, ponds and even random animals in cages. There was a Lynx, a Red Fox, a few deer, Peacocks, ducks and others. Very random as it wasn’t a zoo or anything. It was also virtually deserted.
On the walk to this park I saw more awesome Russian vehicles!
The Friday afternoon I managed to go and see my bike and check it over as I would be heading home first thing on the Saturday. All the normal checks and it was fine and nothing needed doing or topping up at all which was a relief. I even went out that afternoon to the ‘posh’ restaurant as a treat, anyone that knows me will know that I do not do posh, it’s not my thing at all, at work I have to wear a suit and tie and that’s the limit of my comfort. It was still ridiculously cheap, I think for my coffee and cake it was about £2. Just looking at the photo is making me hungry and the shops have closed on this miserable Sunday afternoon, all I have is an apple to munch on!
So, an early night was had with an appointment at 8am in the morning to meet up with the garage owner to retrieve my bike for the 3 day trek home.