Category Archives: Ukraine

Kyiv – Day 17/21 – Sunrise

Ukraine is one hour ahead of Central European Time. This has the advantage of the sun rising earlier, while you can stay in bed longer because you are in a different time zone. Or something like that. Honestly, I don’t … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 16/21 – Street Art

Imagine my lawyerly surprise and joy to see one of history’s most important codifications being appreciated in a mural. That one may be Chernobyl-related. Ok, that last one is actually a religious symbol, an idol of Perun. Links: More about … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 15/21 – Pigeons

Oh, if only I didn’t have to take photos of Maidan Nezalezhnosti for this blog, then maybe people wouldn’t recognize me as a tourist. But too late, a girl with two pigeons is already approaching. She asks where I am … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 13/21

For some places, rain is the suitable weather. And nightfall the suitable time. At that moment, the eternal flame for the unknown soldiers of World War II, the memorial for the Holodomor and some church, which I can never tell … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 12/21 – Christmas

It may be cheesy, but I actually found it cute. And the house already feels much warmer. Links: More about Ukraine More about Christmas.

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Kyiv – Day 11/21 – Tanks

Should I be worried if there are suddenly tanks in front of the house? Links: More from Ukraine. More about war. Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Blogs.

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Kyiv – Day 10/21 – Babi Yar

There is so much to say about this place, but before I do so, I need to spend more time there, read more about it and think more. As you see from the photos, it got dark too early for … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 9/21 – National Colors

Already when I got on the Ukrainian train in Poland, I noticed its patriotic coloring. Once in Kyiv, the metro has the same branding. And then I spotted it everywhere: I don’t think those patriotic plastic bags are coincidence. Links: … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 8/21 – Churches

Links: More from Ukraine. More about religion. Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Blogs.

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Kyiv – Day 7/21 – Yoda

I really enjoyed the Botanical Garden in Kyiv, but that little dude freaked me out. Links: More about Ukraine. The National Botanical Garden of Ukraine.

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