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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  • Snowfall + Tea Haul! 22 hours ago p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Well, that post about the snow in Kharkiv must have worked some magic... there is actually snow in Portland! For most cities, it's a tiny bit of snow. For this city, it's ARCTIC BLAST SNOWPOCALYPSE 2016.School is canceled. People are staying...
  • Kharkiv in the snow 5 days ago This is what it looks like in Kharkiv right now. A traveling friend just sent along these pictures after a day of walking the city's snowy streets. It's so pretty- take a look!The church on the hill above Sarzhine Yar...Two guys who aren't afraid of the cold...Barabashova market in winter...
  • Thanksgiving 1 week ago Happy December! Yesterday I got out my box of holiday decorations. Drunken Santa is still around, but Кит's Christmas hat disappeared. (Кит is not-so-secretly thrilled about this.) We also bought a little ёлка, Christmas tree, for $10. It's our first living Christmas tree and it's...
  • Adios, Nica! 2 weeks ago The trip is over. It's back to constant rain (good), hot tea every day (better), and studying Russian (best). Here is the last of Nicaragua...A bus that quickly filled up with surfers and their boards.Sunday sunset.High voltage sign in Managua.The only green salad of the trip. Visiting my old...
  • Cooking class 4 weeks ago Beans are not very popular in Ukraine. Why is this? Black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, pinto beans- doesn't matter. No one is eating them.In Nicaragua, it's no problem to eat them every day. Breakfast is (happily) always this:For years I planned to learn how to make gallo pinto...someday....

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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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