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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  • Snapshots 6 days ago Odds and ends from earlier this spring...Weekend hike with D.The Revive! course finished and Madeleine sent everyone mail. (http://8monthsinukraine.blogspot.com/2017/04/revive_12.html)Rainy days on the Willamette.Sunny days on the Willamette.My parents traveled to Japan and brought back this little...
  • Low tide 1 week ago 10 AM, Memorial Day weekend. The tide was out- way out- and we were on the beach.Usually, the waves come all the way up to this big rock. To cross to the other side of the beach, you need to stumble through a a dark tunnel filled with logs and rocks. But that morning, crossing to the other side...
  • Things I (don't) miss 3 weeks ago I just found a little folder on my computer called Things I won't miss. It must be from a few years ago, just after we moved to Portland. These are 4 things I thought I would never miss about living in Ukraine....but now, I actually have a soft spot for most of them!#1. Handwritten signs like this...
  • Penpal mail 1 month ago Privet! And hooray, penpal mail! We got back in town to find this awesome package* waiting in the mail. I can't wait to show you everything in it!*Minus the cat, of course :pD's mom had a great birthday. It was a 'day at sea' on the cruise ship, so we wandered around all afternoon and then had some...
  • Lunch in Kazan 1 month ago This short post will take you back to one of my favorite places: Kazan!We had lunch in two cool restaurants in Kazan. The first was at Туган Авылым (that's Tatar for Home Village). Туган Авылым is a large complex that takes up an entire block. Inside its walls, you'll find a...

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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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