Monday, December 10, 2012

Going to Mexico!!

Hey!! I'll be heading to Mexico in 22 days! I'm very excited about this wonderful opportunity to be a head teacher and to try and make the teacher's experience even better than the experience I had in Ukraine!

I hope to update my blog lots while in Mexico:) Do you have any upcoming travel plans?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My host familie's house

I had the wonderful opportunity to live with a great host family and have my best friend live their too! They have a beautiful three story house. And I love our host family! I got to have four awesome brothers! And great host parents and grandparents. It's soo weird to be home in the United states now and reflecting on my experience! 

The phone that opened the gate to enter the house. I thought it was the coolest thing!

A beautiful closet that Liliya( our host mom) hand painted so beautifully:) This is still in the entry way.

The piano room adjacent to the entry way. There were lots of fun concerts there!

The downstairs bathroom. 

The kitchen table and kitchen next door

another picture of the front door and entry way

The family room

Their awesome blue kitchen!

the faucet that had purified water( we always filled our water bottles up their!)

The stove

The sink

counter with our plates of buckwheat

The fridge

Pantry of food ( you can see honey, oil, dried fruits, spices etc.)

laundry room ( showing rack that dries the clothes)

Washer and sink.

flowers that are always on the window sill

view of the inside of the fridge

The living room upstairs on the second floor

guest room on the first floor

Liliya and Sasha's bathroom

Liliya and Sasha's room

Their closet

Other room on the second floor

the office(messy from their recent move)

Huge room where Ilya and his band practice. complete with a stage.

The stairs that lead to the third story

Dima's room

Dima's room

Zhena's room

computer area

green bathroom on third story

Little bathroom on third story

red bathroom on third story

Friday, May 4, 2012

More random pictures in Kyiv

Some random military guys


Statues of people outside of the WW2 museum

The adidas soccer ball in the center of Krishotik( and a cute little family:)

Apartment buildings on our way to the school

A view of the village(neighborhood)

The not quite done house two doors down. The stray dogs live in it.

A boat on the Dnipro River

Random picture at Krishotik

A fruit stand

One of our host dad's businesses The lucky fisher

Baklazhana street the street we live on

Our favorite post office!

A cute little house that's painted very nicely in the neighborhood

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Random Ukraine pictures

Here are some random pictures i've taken lately. I realized recently that I took most of my pictures on my travels and not in Ukraine where I have lived for a few months. So here's a selection of some that i've taken:

A cathedral at Lavra

The brown wooden church our host family goes to

 My host familie's house where i've been living in Ukraine

Another picture

A neat key

A store near the wooden church on our way to school and near our village

Trees are painted white at the bottom of them i'm not sure why?

A random street performer he was a character! I love his beard! And he's playing a very ukrainan instrument.

Another performer. Love his shirt! These are very ukrainian blouses. And they are hand stitched so sadly they are very expensive they are neat though!

A cute little swimming turtle Sorry the picture is very blurry.Saw him at the pet store.

Another swimming turtle!

The trolley bus! Take it everywhere.