Family Overseas Adventures

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Family Overseas Adventures
We moved to Ukraine from Chicago in 2011. Capturing the the entertaining angle on the differences and eccentricities has helped make some of the challenges more fun.
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  • At least it's an entertaining commute 3 days ago The kids made it through their first full week of school here.   Entering the system late in the year with 3 kids you definitely 'get what you get & don't get upset'.  All things considered we got pretty lucky - just 2 different schools, start / end 40 minutes apart & only a mile between...
  • Our stuff is here - RUN, hide, stay away! 1 week ago After 3 days of school, the kids were off for Spring break last week.  The week flew - and in hindsight I know why…OH NO - our stuff is hereMonday morning a truck rolled up and started unloading boxes of what we had deemd critical enough to travel via air.  With a furnished apartment + 3 weeks...
  • 2 weeks, 1 birthday & a million changes later.... 2 weeks ago A bit over 2 weeks since our final departure…..some highlightsTahoe Evacuation: we started with 'evacuation camp' in the mountains given our house wasn't available yet (with the accelerated departure)Featuring our 'Half assed home school'Art...Science…(Thanks G'mom & G'dad for the belated...
  • Trying to take it with us 2 months ago We officially left Kiev…….reluctantly, excitedly, with heavy hearts and even heavier bags.What an amazing ~3 year adventure we have had.   Our time in Kiev far exceeded our expectations – making the departure far more difficult than we could have guessed.On paper, it might seem a...
  • Packing up the Palace 1 month ago This week, we took a break from packing up our house to check out former President Yanukovych's palace (open to the public since he fled to Russia)Many aspects were as you'd expect....Well guardedEven the new guards focus on security - with bag checks & pat downs....That said, the sense of humor... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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16:20 PM December 12, 2012

I love reading your blog Merilee. I just recently moved to Kiev with my husband and three kids and have found your writing real funny and informative as well.(we used to live in Chicago, ages ago in another life and loved it there. Still secretly hoping to meve there one day) One question, can you share the info on that place outside Kiev that has the cabins? Looked real interesting and would love to take our bunch there sometime. (once the whole country defrosts) Thanks for keeping my spirits up in this tough transition!

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