Sure unexperienced traveller can make a lot of mistakes in new country. Which mistakes you can do in Ukraine?
- Expect that people speak English. Yes, language barrier is a big problem, and you need to be ready that sometimes even in hotel and restaurant people can not speak English. Especially if you are not in Kiev. So prepare at least some online translator.
- Come to Ukraine without booking hotel or apartment. If this is big city, for sure you will find some hotel. But first, you will spend money on taxi driving from one to another and asking about room, and second – the price can be high. The best places with the best prices are always booked in advance.
- Use international roaming. It will cost you so much, and still I am not sure about speed. Better to buy sim card with 20 GB internet for around 8$.
- Talk on the street to strangers. It’s very easy to determine foreigners among Ukrainians, so usually people which are coming to you – they want to scam you somehow.
- Expect that Ukrainian girls dream about marriage with foreigner. This is just huge marketing promotion from online dating websites. In reality a lot of guys got disappointed that girl don’t want to talk to them at all. even in night clubs.