The longest flight of my trip so far (besides getting over the Atlantic) over Eastern Europe took me to the snowy Ukraine, to watch B.C. Kyiv practice and play against Benetton Treviso in the ULEB Cup. Kyiv is a strange and wonderful city, a place of many contradictions with an incredible amount of history and wealth and also its fair share of problems. Is a city that is completely unspoiled by tourism at the moment, which can make being a tourist a bit difficult, but also very rewarding. This is a country in the midst of a huge transition moving from East to West, and it seems like visiting here 5-10 years from now would draw a completely different experience.