Ukraine and Istanbul – Part 1

In July, 2011, Pat and I flew to Kiev, Ukraine, and boarded the Viking Lomonosov for a 12-day cruise on the Dnieper River to the Black Sea; then we flew to Istanbul, Turkey, for four days. In Part 1, we arrive in Kiev, and tour the city, passing by the rebuilt Great Gate of Kiev. We visit the lovely domed St. Sophia Cathedral, and the Monastery of Caves, an extensive complex of churches and museums founded by monks in 1051.