What an experience!
I think crossing the border was actually the most fun part of the trip!
Rather than a direct intercity train with a little passport check… We decided to take the night train from Kiev to Lviv where me woke up at 8 this morning… And then a Bus to Medyka on the border of the Ukraine and Poland followed by a foot crossing.
It was mayhem! Old women jumping the que to get through the first passport control. We thought that was our only barrier. Then we found the que to get back into Poland/the EU! Wow. I would say it was a que of a thousand or so people.
We didnt fancy waiting with the booze and fag smugglers so we walked down the side as instructed by locals and guidebooks. The Ukranians didnt like that one bit! It got pretty violent and one old woman linched sue and tried to push her over. It was insane, the crowd jeered but we managed to sneak to the front where it was just as bad, people killing each other to get across the border. Humans are pretty discusting creatures!
Never seen anything quite like it.
We met plenty of people, a guy from Khazakstan who was headed to france (via Krakow of course), a pole who was trying to fast track with us and a ukranian who compared this border crossing to the one he had seen at the lebannon syria border.
He took us to the bus which went to the nearest polish city przemsly and from there we got on this train to Krakow where i am enjoying being back in Poland. Its so nice to be here.
I just wish i had caught that insane border crossing and all the fighting on camera. It was incredible!