Chicken Kyiv. Very tasty so far...
Well, the city is certainly getting into the spirit of things as we saw when we arrived in Ukraine's capital yesterday lunchtime.
After all the scaremongering about apartments in Kyiv, I was delighted to find that my place was exactly as described on AirBnB, and there was even a little bowl of sweeties on the table in the kitchen. Look at their name... IT'S AN OMEN!!!
This church is right next to my place, and there is an Easter egg display outside.
Picking up our accreditation cards yesterday was hilarious. We arrived at the security gates and could see the accreditation centre just inside. When we asked to go in the very stern Ukrainian security guard said, "No - not without accreditation card".
"Yes, but we need to go in there to get it. Can we go in please?"
"No. You must have accreditation"
"Yes, but how do we get it if we can't go into the accreditation centre?"
"You cannot come in here without accreditation"
...and so it went on for the next 45 minutes until a very helpful chap from the accreditation centre came out and explained to the guards that he had to come in.
So, there is is! Happy to have the key to my next 14 days safely around my neck I went back into town to meet up with my pals Robin, Hass and David, and we all went out for dinner.
Again, I was reminded about how pretty Kyiv is. Some really stunning buildings.
So, now we are in the press centre and the lovely Robin has just strutted his stuff through a faultless performance.
Eurovision has started! Hoorah!!!