8 Months In Ukraine

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8 Months In Ukraine
I'm Katherine and last September I made the move from Alaska to Ukraine. Believe it or not, traveling through Latin America and speaking Spanish was my passion for many years...
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  • The (not so) brave cat 1 day ago *Warning: embarrassing cat pictures ahead. Embarrassing for the cat, at least.*What I like best about dogs is their excitement over everything. It's time to wake up? Awesome! Someone dropped food on the floor? Awesome! We're going outside? Awesome! It's not quite the same with a cat. Wake...
  • Kharkiv cafés: waffles, pig ears, and Sherlock Holmes 2 days ago The time left before our flight can now be counted in hours... under 100 of them!... hours filled with packing anxiety and heartfelt goodbyes. It's unsettling to have these very normal "pre-move" events juxtaposed against the terrible backdrop of deaths in the southeast. I've been meeting friends...
  • Swan Lake 5 days ago After writing and publishing this post, the terrible news about a Boeing 777 being shot down in eastern Ukraine broke.  Get BBC live updates on the situation here. Sorry Mom and Dad, but this post is not about a ballet :pFor a place that looked like this two years ago...the change is amazing-Every...
  • Helping out 1 week ago Before coming here, I worked with refugees and immigrants. A few of those refugees had come from Ukraine (or through it... at that point in time, Ukraine didn't have that many of its own refugees but rather operated as a transit point for refugees from many other countries). There was the young and...
  • Snapshots of Ukrainian Life, Part 20 2 weeks ago After lots of phone calls and flight checking, it's official: we've got tickets. Two bittersweet weeks left before packing Kit into his new cat carry-on and getting on a plane. As another blogger put it- "When you move across the ocean, you leave in steps - and each one stings a little."Now come...

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Website Reviews » There are 7 reviews on 8 Months In Ukraine

15:34 PM November 22, 2012

Great blog about life in one of the hardest and farthest cities to visit in Ukraine. Good advice on where to work and what to see and do while in Kharkiv, Ukraina!

17:45 PM November 22, 2012

8 Months In Ukraine is an exceptional blog: well written, entertaining, engaging, and full of fascinating anecdotes about life in Kharkov. Have you ever wondered what getting dental work done in Ukraine would be like? Well, now you can find out. I highly recommend following 8 Months In Ukraine!

22:04 PM November 23, 2012

Really good blog with many useful things that will come in handy if you're gonna visit Ukraine and especially Kharkiv!

17:21 PM November 29, 2012

I love the way Katherine writes, very entertaining and insightful. And she obviously loves Ukraine as she's been blogging for longer than the name of the blog suggests:) Looking forward to many more posts!

Mr. M
16:18 PM December 01, 2012

Katherine has a very keen eye and a concise writing style to relate her observations. Often when I read her posts, I think- how could I have missed that thing? I pass by it every day and yet she notices it.

05:38 AM June 09, 2013

Hi denis I read all the story u told us. My grandfather reads it everyday am sorry of your loss in 400$

19:30 PM April 10, 2014

I love this blog because it doesn't always focus on the negatives now going on Ukraine, it shows the rest of the world that life goes on, even when war threatens. It's refreshing to hear what's really happening to everyday people, rather than the hyped-up media versions of tragedy. Katherine is honest and forthright in her writing, and when I read her blog it's like getting a glimpse into a place I will never get to see, but would love to now that I know more about it, thanks to her writing. I hope she continues to write for as long as possible, no matter where she is!

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