In Praise of Ukrainian (and the school where I learned it)

Let me begin this post by explaining my experience learning Russian in Moscow. I tried to communicate with the school I was planning to attend, ЦМО, (Центр международного образования, part of Moscow State University) to get the necessary information about… Continue Reading →

The Cemetery and the Wedding

Wow, it’s been a busy week. I’m now in Kiev and I need to start conducting my experiment for the thesis but everybody’s been asking me when I’ll write a new blog and coincidentally I’m not feeling in the mood… Continue Reading →

It’s So Creepy

I was writing the last blog about environmentally friendly Ukrainians in the evening yesterday.  Wandered into the kitchen, struck up a conversation with Ulyana and her friend Olya.  Music was playing in the background and we were all kind of… Continue Reading →

Environmentally friendly Ukrainians

Nothing exceptionally eventful has happened in the last couple of days.  I suppose the highlight of my day today that give me a good giggle was the fact that I nearly got hit by a taxi when crossing the street. … Continue Reading →

Countryside 2: Goose and Scrambled Eggs

Went to the countryside again over the weekend.  I know there’s a happening scene here in Lviv on the weekends but I, for some reason, am more interested in the simple life.  Here’s a video of the area around Ulyana’s… Continue Reading →

The African American Sea

Class has been really interesting.  I’m very impressed with this school.  We have been learning the nuances of the language like, shoot, can’t remember the English word, but it’s when one letter, depending on morhpology changes into another letter, чергування in… Continue Reading →

Dangerous Strangers and Masochists

After class on Tuesday I met up with Ulyana and was went to the grocery to buy goods for the American style dinner that I was making that night..  I’ve been amazed at how little I spend each day.  I… Continue Reading →

First day of school, prohulyanka and Kriyivka

I’ve been super impressed with the school that I’m attending.  It was one of only two such courses for the Ukrainian language that I found on the internet.  They respond promptly to emails, they sent me all of the information… Continue Reading →

Price of Prostitutes and Church

Again, the two things in the title are not connected. Sorry there won’t be any pictures for this first part but if you can focus anyway and read the post instead I’m sure you’ll find it entertaining enough. It was… Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Village

PART 1: Weekend in the countryside Ulyana’s parents, Bohdan and Lyuba, live in the village of Batyatichi.  Their house in the countryside is huge and beautiful and clean. You know, this really has been the perfect set up of this vacation… Continue Reading →

© 2021 — Powered by Powered by WordPress.com.

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑