Women Travellers

  • Old-fashioned attitudes towards women of all ages still reign in Ukraine.
  • The likelihood of being harassed in public is pretty slim.
  • Local men tend to be either wary of or protective towards foreign women.
  • Young Ukrainian women dress to kill and deflect most sexual attention away from travellers.
  • If you’re very cautious, always travel 2nd class on trains. Sharing the compartment with three other passengers, rather than just one, offers safety in numbers.
  • Pregnant women get reduced fares on some public transport, but you’ll probably need more than just a big bump to prove you are with child.