Category Archives: Kiev

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Three Relaxing Activities in Kiev that Will Make You Smile

Whether on vacation, business, or bleisure you must find time for activities that make you smile. Lucky for you when visiting Ukraine there is plenty of activities to enjoy while relaxing from your busy schedule. Here we highlight five relaxing activities in Kiev that will make you smile. 1. St Cyrill’s Monastery The monastery, built in the 12th century, is an amazing example of frescos from the period. They were restored in the late 70s and boast of 800 square meters of paintings from M ... read more

Tips on travelling with kids: DOs and DON’Ts

Travelling with kids is a tricky job. You have to cater for their needs and make sure they are enjoying a safe environment in a way that doesn’t spoil their experience because once their mood is upset your whole trip can tumbledown. Kids thrive on adventure, they take travelling so seriously, they would want everything that can make it the best experience of their life and if they are happy your journey is guaranteed to be a pleasant one. Following are some tips to make it possible: What to ... read more

Let us host you for the 2015 UEFA European Football Championship

The UEFA European Football Championship 2015 will be held in different venues across Europe the list of Matches with their venues can be viewed here. Millions of intrepid football fans from all over the world are expected to travel towards these cities of Europe. The finale will be played at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015. If you are a football enthusiast, you will love to cheer with the Champs, bare the flag with the winners, celebrate the win in a corner café or a ... read more

Bathtime in Kiev

We spend a lot of time here at the Red Apple Apartments office admiring our collection of apartments all over Europe and imagining ourselves staying in each of them on our next vacation. We consider it "quality control." Today I was taking an imaginary trip to Kiev and I noticed something interesting. Almost every single apartment in Kiev from the most basic studio to the luxury 2 bedroom suites has one thing in common...a really fancy bathtub. These aren't just plain old rectangular porc ... read more