KIEV, UKRAINE 🇺🇦 STREET ART: CHAMPAGNE CHIMPS

12sep18 Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦

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KIEV (КИЇВ), UKRAINE (УКРАЇНА): GLORY FOR UKRAINE (СЛАВА ДЛЯ УКРАЇНИ)

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Slava duly Ukrayiny: “Glory for Ukraine”

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир

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St Volodymyr’s Cathedral Патріарший кафедральний собор св. Володимира

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Sviato-Pokrovskyi Cathedral

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Kyivska Perepichka ! A perpetually long queue moves quickly towards a window where two women hand out pieces of fried dough enclosing a mouthwatering sausage. The place became a local institution long before the first ‘hot dog’ hit town. AN ESSENTIAL KYIV EXPERIENCE. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ukraine/kyiv/restaurants/kyivska-perepichka/a/poi-eat/1276912/360928

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NARIZHZHYA & NOVYI KALKAIV (VILLAGES), UKRAINE: HUMILITY AND GRATITUDE

I visited the villages of Narizhzhya (population 300) and Novyi Kalkaiv (population 30) (about a 4 hour car ride from Kyiv)  this past weekend and it was humbling to see how villagers live. We were welcomed with food, beds, and warm smiles.

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bus stop ~ автобусна зупинка
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bicycle ~ велосипед
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Katya and her cat. Unlocking the basement door to take steps down to pickled tomatoes.
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Kitchen in the ‘summer house,’ separate from the main house.
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Ducks ~ качки
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Cheese dumplings ~ пельмені з сиру
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Tomatoes ~ помідори

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Borscht
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Cabbage dumplings ~капустяні пельмені
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Katya’s farmhouse.
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A kalunya (sp), hut, where she keeps hay.

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Organic cherry tomatoes.
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With beetroot for the rabbits.

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The next morning I walked out of the main house to this scene ~ cleaning onions 
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Katya’s favorite cake from Kyiv, a special treat for her.
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For breakfast, last night’s cheese dumplings, fried. Awesome. Delicious ~ смачно
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Breakfast spread: coffee, dumplings, jam, sour cream, and cake
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This cabinet is over 100 years old and was a gift from her best friend of 60 + years, whose childhood home, it used to be in.

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with humility and gratitude
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The doorway into another meal in another village: Novyi Kalkaiv. The husband and wife who live here, are 2 of the 30 people living in the village.
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A meal of kapusnyak (Ukrainian sauerkraut soup) and stuffed red peppers.
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In Luda’s kitchen.

9sep18. Narizhzhya & Novyi Kalkaiv, Ukraine.

KIEV , UKRAINE 🇺🇦: КИЇВСЬКА ЖИТТЯ (KIEV LIFE)

Cherry 🍒 Nalivka (berry liqueur)

Apparently, the translation: “Dear Mother Mary, please take Putin away.”

The order: Shot of homemade vodka, bite the salted tomato, bite the brown bread, and eat the salo (pork fat.)

Above translation: “Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” Corinthians 13:8

Below translation: “666 Biometric Passport on the forehead (chip.)

7sep18 Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦