Stepping into Hotel Kyev

on a rainy afternoon

after playing chicken

with a Slovakian pigeon;

more arrogant

than a dirty bird in NYC


I think I won

this encounter

at least that’s the score

reflected on my scorecard

reflecting off the bubbles

in the beer glass

I continue to sip






Author's Notes/Comments: 

although from what I understand this hotel has now been closed down.  Pity, it was an incredible place.

Januarian's picture

Very interesting to know you

Very interesting to know you were in Kiev. Have you traveled much in that region?  Please forgive my nosy questions, but I find that area fascinating.


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georgeschaefer's picture

I was only in Kiev on

I was only in Kiev on layovers in 2016 when I went to Georgia and Armenia.  the Hotel Kyev is in Bratislava, Slovakia.  I was there in 2011 en route to Prague.  The hotel from an article I recently read has since closed but it was a pretty intense place.  It was the greatest breakfast buffet I ever experienced.