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Monthly Archives: July 2008

kiev is old…

I just went and checked a fact (shocking, no?) before writing this. See, I’ve been seeing these ads all over town…

and I’d asked a friend who I’d thought said it was the 1020th anniversary of Kiev, and the patriarch of the church (old beardie on the left there) was coming to Kiev to celebrate.
1020 years […]

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 […]

chick in romania

I’ve been here a couple of times before, but haven’t really gotten to see much of the city. Yesterday, we went on a bit of a tour, and I have some observations to share…
First off, the hotel we’re staying at looks just like the shining. Compare. My hotel:

The Shining:

Ok, the carpet is different. But […]


Yesterday, I hopped to planes to go to Romania. The good news is that when we do this, I get my favorite boarding pass ever:

The bad news is that the flight between Kiev and Budapest was so crappy, since we had to fly through some pretty nasty storms, that I almost broke the hand of […]

another chick in kiev

A friend of mine came to visit yesterday (yea!) and is leaving tomorrow (boo!) but I’ve been having a blast showing her this wacky city. We walked around a bit yesterday and found ourselves having a beer in Maidon and watching - I shit you not - real live breakdancers….

and guys doing tricks on bikes:

and..AND…little […]