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Category Archives: celebrations


So that’s been two years then. Wow, that really went by quickly. The past few days were a blur of saying goodbye to a lot of really amazing people who I look forward to seeing again soon, and packing everything up. Right before I left Kiev, we got one more snow - a really thick […]

damn it!

So I was thinking the other day about how I started this blog about a year ago. I remembered it was sometime in July, but thought it was the 19th, 20-somethingth. And I was going to do a wow, I’ve been doing this for a whole year, happy birthday salute. Fireworks. A party with […]

oh may….

Where have you gone? Can’t believe it’s already late May - time is flying. The past week was my birthday, and I went and met some friends in what I decided this past trip is my favorite place in the whole world - Istanbul.

Where we ate too much, drank too much, laughed and cried and […]

victory day

Sorry no updates in a while - they all would have been about my crazy puppy or broken arm or about the mystery poo in the hall - well, actually, I am going to post that later - but I wanted to get some of these much more beautiful photos up first. I walked down […]

the mascots of christmas

So I’m walking around today. And it’s COLD. I’m only planning on walking to St. Sofia (really close, like two blocks away) seeing if they have any Christmas stuff up, taking a photo if they do, and coming back to the warm. Turns out there were two flaws with that plan. One is as I […]

blam. ba-bam.

Admittedly, I’ve been gone for a while. And I can’t believe I forgot about one of my very favorite things about Kiev - the abundance of explosives that people have at the ready to blow off at any given moment. Mostly, this happens on Friday and Saturday nights, and I’ve heard it usually has something […]

I think I can pretty much just break my camera now…

….because I will never get better photos then these:

independance day…

Ok, I guess this is the real one. And I now know what the guys were practicing for earlier this week. I got up early (thanks neverending sick!) and decided I was going to go watch the parade, and take some pictures. I walked out and when I got to my corner, i noticed […]