Travel Blogs from Kiev
Kiev was nearly obliterated from the map twice – first during the Tatar invasion in 1240, and again during World War II. It has suffered so many wounds over the centuries, and even now has a weeping sore in its heart at Maidan Square. And yet it endures and goes on. Today we visit many symbols of its endurance.
We begin at St. Volodymyr's ...
Today was my last official day at Prestige, the school I've been teaching at for the past two weeks. We had a sort of end of summer camp celebration where all the kids showed their family and friends what they've learned throughout their time there.
I can safely say that my time at the school has been truly amazing and life changing. Before today's festivities, I didn't know how much I would truly miss the kids ...
... bloody cold, a chill, biting Arctic wind (but it was early winter I suppose).
- Smoking bans hadn't made it to Eastern Europe. They may as well have saved themselves buying plates and served food in ashtrays. And how I missed my clothes smelling like an ashtray the next morning, and coughing up tar from my lungs after a night of passive smoking.
- Our hostel was a bit ****. We had a borderline psychotic owner, Robert. There were also (strangely) ...
... of these orphanages they reported the mild children to be more severe than documented. Maria tried very, very hard to find other potential matches but once again there were none. Even the sibling groups did not have matches as there were more than 2 in each group and age ranges too old for us. We now have to wait one week for another appointment as Maria will have more proposed files of children. Until then we're going to have some fun in ...
... very delicious.
After lunch we wandered through the last little bit of the museum and then hiked back to the entrance where we made our way back to the metro and on to soccer.
Now Europeans as a whole do not take this sport lightly. This sport is a religion to them and they support their teams like no Red Sox fan every dream of. Today I was going to get a taste of how Sweden supported their team.
Now we had visited the camp yesterday, but today we ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services