I just returned from Kiev and have discovered I am quite unable to change Ukrainian Hyrvnia back to Stering. It doesnt seem to be possible after having tried all banks post offices and Heathrows Bureau de change.
Kiev was so unexpectedly VERY cheap that I over cashed Sterling but had hoped to spend my remaining Hyrvnia (if any) at Kievs airport duty free shops at the airport . DO NOT DO THIS. The shops sell very little and its not a particular bargain anyway. There is not a bureau de change once you go through to the departure area that we could find in Boryspil so I was left with it . Sadly not until I got home did I discover that I had in effect lost all my cash as it is useless here. My cheap break turned out to be not so cheap after all so learn from my experience not to make the same mistake I did.
However If anyone knows anything that I might try to recover my lost money it would be much appreciated .