Saturday, June 21, 2008

Enjoying Ukraine!

Sam, your message last Sunday was fantastic....we are ENJOYING our time in Ukraine. We may not have all the luxuries of home, but we are making the best of it!
Today was a great day. It was our first not busy day. I was able to sort out our luggage and organize...I feel much better now! We're still living out of suitcases because we can not settle here, but stuff will be easier to find now!

We started our day with a nice sleep in until 10am. Then we went for breakfast and did some touring. The weather here was absolutely perfect today!

We went on the underground train today. That was very interesting. Their underground trains here are about 150 feet underground! To get to them, you have to take an escalator ride that takes about 5 minutes...and the escalator is extremely would have to see it to believe it. I kinda get dizzy going down it! We took pictures, but they do not do any'll just have to come to Kiev and see for yourself!

We had an AWESOME supper today.....PIZZA!!!!!! We asked for ham, pineapple and pepperoni....we got ham, pineapple and hot peppers...close enough! We just picked off the hot peppers. It was delicious!!! Then we had the best dessert. It was blackberries wrapped in crepes, drizzled with chocolate and berry sauce with ice cream on the yummy! By far the yummiest meal I've had since we got here...tasted like home. :)

Oh! I thought of more interesting things about Ukraine....there are no screens in the windows. Not very good when it's hot out and you want to open the windows to cool off!

Also, indoor shoes and outdoor shoes seem to be the custom here. For those of you travelling to Ukraine soon, be sure and bring some slippers for inside. I don't mind at all. The floors in the apartment aren't the cleanest.

Well, we're going to end our day by kicking back and relaxing to some DVDs we brought to watch. Tomorrow, our facilitator will be taking us to some of the bigger sights in Kiev. It will be our last full day here....


1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you enjoying things a bit more in Ukraine. If a country has Pizza then that country is alright with me mmmmmm. Keep up the faith you two! You are both amazing!