It is our last week here in this training city. I can't believe training is almost over. It feels like it flew by yet I feel like I have been gone from America for eons. A question that has plagued me since the beginning ( totally melodramatic) was how all of my things would get to my site. Well apparently they used to just buy a whole coupe on the train car for you, your counter part and your luggage. I can tell you right now that would have been a disaster. First of all I s
I have been in Ukraine for about 2 months now and I have learned a few things during my tenure here. Some of them are cultural requirements, some of them are observations I've made myself. Never shake hands over a threshold. Nor should you ever pass anything over a threshold. You can not give someone money in the evening I tried to give my host mom the money I have to pay here for staying here around 8 o'clock one night and she looked and me and said no! no money at night.
So unknown to some the last week of PST is kind of like finals in college. The big "test" at the helm is the LPI ( Language proficiency interview). This test determines our proficiency in the language, like the name states. It really isn't as bad as it sounds. Prior to your first actual LPI you have a mock LPI at PST university. They don't give you your scores for this but they give you about a 10 minute version. This is mostly so you can get used to the format of the LPI. We
So Chernihiv is really economical with their use of tires. Below you will see some pictures of the different ways they use tires here. Most of these examples occur everywhere in the city. Tire decoration is just as prevalent as the little parks are. Now that it is spring, you can see the tires sprouting up as flower pots. It is a great use of resources and something you will definitely see a lot of. As Giraffes: As Swans: You Can See Lots of Different Uses for Tires in This P
Saturday May 13, 2017 we boarded a double decker bus. The full windshield on the upper level allowed us to see just how many times we narrowly escaped a car crash. The bus ride to Kachanivka took about 2 and a half hours. We had a choice between going there to have a picnic or going to tour a local brewery. I would say from the bus rides alone that Kachanivka was the right choice. Below are some of the pictures of our adventure. Also feel free to read what history is availabl