What are you guys thoughts on which is better way to Sumy from Kiev??? How long by taxi and train? And what was the price paid. Other avenue is to fly to Kharkov and taxi to Sumy, anyone done that? How long drive and what is price paid? Anything recent would be great! Thanks!
the best way I can suggest to get to Sumy from Kiev is by a taxi using gas as fuel, so you will stop twice to fill the gas bottle. That's 1/2 hour for each filling. You are going to have even more fun if the taxi needs to stop again to have a tyre repaired. That'll take 1 1/2 hours.
I usually have a lot of fun on Ukrainian roads. I still wonder why tyres puncture that often, though. You need something sharp to puncture a tyre, I think. However, the most unforgettable experience are 'toilets' along the roads. Parasha is the Russian name for those. It is very interesting that there are parasha's for men and parasha's for women. I confess that I use to pee on the extermal wall of the parasha... :-)