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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  • 5 things I like about Portland 1 week ago Spring comes to Portland.March being almost over, a more appropriate title for this blog now would be "8 Months Since Ukraine". There's something conclusive about 8 months; it's just enough time to experience something new, reflect on it, and adjust or maintain course as needed. That's what...
  • Republic of Tea haul 2 weeks ago It's tea time again : )We placed our very first order from The Republic of Tea in February! Here's what it looked like when it arrived:While I was excited about all the tea, the boxes turned out to be the highlight of a certain someone's afternoon-Believe it or not, but this actually is his...
  • Bricks 3 weeks ago Ukraine is synonymous with bricks in my mind. Bricks seem to make up most everything: the streets, the walls, the water towers, the churches, the massive apartments housing hundreds. Here in the US bricks evoke a certain sense of nobility- a distinguished university, a colonial home- yet in Ukraine...
  • The bad news birthday 3 weeks ago That inner voice that was so confident in blogging, teaching, and living all this years is silent today. In February a routine checkup turned into a much longer series of appointments and each week this mental haze grew stronger. When I try to focus on something now it's like attempting to drive in...
  • Snapshots of American Life 2 1 month ago It's almost time for my birthday, which means this was an entire year ago. Wow. Just wow.Speaking of which, saw these on the streets of Portland the other day- And one more interesting thing from the streets- the fallout shelter on 6th Avenue. I'd love to hear the story behind this.Website: Nuclear...

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Steve
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!

Tara
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!

Denis
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!

Andrea
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.

Slava.zag
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$

Joyce
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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