Stories from my time in Ukraine
Lveaving for Lviv: The beginning of my journey to explore Western Ukraine.
Drastic Post of the Dearer: First impressions of Lviv and funny translations in the airport.
The Bidet and the Water Filter: My nice hostess, apartment and first walk around the town.
Marshrutky, Mashyny and Yamy: Travels in the countryside.
Part I Ukrainian Village: Fun with my friend’s family.
The Price of Prostitutes and Church: Funny conversations about various costs of ‘living’ in the US.
First Day of School, Prohulyanka and Kryivka: More friends and walking around Lviv.
Dangerous Strangers and Masochists: Meet up with more friends and a visit to the Masoch monument.
The African-American Sea: More fun with my clever and witty friends. And more wandering around Lviv.
Part II Countryside; Goose and Scrambled Eggs: Shashlyk and banya
Environmentally Friendly Ukrainians: some interesting methods Ukrainians use to help the environment.
It’s So Creepy: Fun in the dance club and an entertaining conversation with a Polish guy. Also, visit to Ratusha Tower and look out over Lviv.
The Cemetary and The Wedding: A visit to Lykachivsky Cemetery and the wedding I went to in the countryside.
Kyiv, Kiev and Linguistic Chaos: My journey begins in Kiev with a major headache as I try to switch between Russian and Ukrainian.
Pondering These Things in My Heart: I bid my sad farewell to Ukraine.
In Praise of Ukrainian and the School Where I Learned It: Recommending the school in Lviv where I studied Ukrainian, and some interesting information about the peculiarities of the Galician accent.
Ukrainian Culture and Language
Ukraine Got the Good Looks in the Family and Russia Got the Muscles: Russia’s admiration for big brother Ukraine
Ukrainian through Music: Дякую тобі By Okean Elzi