“I would never go to Eastern Europe in winter.”
“You are going to freeze your butt off.”
“How stupid of you!”
These were some of the comments I received when I announced my plan to spend the winter in Ukraine.
And here I am, today, on 19 December, enjoying the sun at the Botanical Garden in Kyiv (outside, not in one of the greenhouses).
I am reading a wonderful road novel of young Polish guys exploring Ukraine, written by Ziemowit Szczerek. Thanks to Thomas Kuban for sending me this book! It’s so suitable for this trip, although I definitely won’t be drinking as much as the protagonists. Unfortunately, it’s not yet available in English, but if you read German or Polish, I highly recommend “Mordor kommt und frisst uns auf” or “Przyjdzie Mordor i nas zje, czyli tajna historia Słowian”.
- More from Ukraine.
- More about books, including my wishlist.
- More about climate change.
- The National Botanical Garden of Ukraine.
- Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Blogs.
Do I notice a nice long selfie stick?
No no! My long arm was sufficient.
We live in Oaxaca, Mexico, from October to April, and we know a lady from Ukraine who spends her winters here!
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