Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Marshrutka – Ukrainian urban transportation mean unknown in the West

If to start with the definition, the Marshrutka is a privately owned mini-bus which follows an urban set route that may or may not be same as a state bus route. They are seen quite frequently running in the streets of Poltava as they cover downtown and all suburbs of the city.
As a rule they are very old fashioned  and uncomfortable for the foreign tourists due to the dirty and worn out seats and the lack of space between them. If you want to get off, just ask driver in a loud and clear way “Ostanovite pozhaluista!” (stop please).
To show you how the ordinary Marshrutka looks from inside I have shooted a few photos by hidden camera because driver would not give me permission to take such a pics showing his pretty rotten mini-bus.