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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Real Holiday at last!!!


At last, I'm going out from this hectic Simferopol city, traveling for maybe 7 hours by train to Kharkiv tonight. Another famous city in Ukraine. I don't know what's waiting for us there, but I hope every thing's gonna be fine, because this is an 'on-the-spot' plan out of boredom of doing nothing.

In the City Center of Kharkiv

Kharkov-bird view

Some extracts about Kharkiv from the Wikipedia.

Kharkiv (Ukrainian: Ха́рків; Russian: Ха́рьков, Russian translate Kharkov) is the second largest city in Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Kharkiv Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Kharkivskyi Raion (district) within the oblast. The city is located in the northeast of the country at around 49°54′60″N, 36°18′60″E. As of 2006, its population is 1,461,300. People living in Kharkiv are known as Kharkovities.

Kharkiv is one of the main industrial, cultural and educational centres of Ukraine. Its industry and research specialize on arms production and machinery. There are hundreds of industrial companies in the city. Among them are world famous giants Morozov Design Bureau and Malyshev Tank Factory (Zavod Malysheva, a leader in tank production since the 1930s), Hartron (aerospace and nuclear electronics) and Turboatom (turbines producer).

There is an underground rapid-transit system with 35 km of track and 28 stations. Another landmark of Kharkiv is its Freedom Square (Ploshcha Svobody) is the largest city center square in Europe, and the 4th largest square in the world.

InsyaAllah, I'll update it with a lot more pictures and story after i come back.

So, all a long journey, gotta pack things now.