One week in Ukraine – nothing short of an eye-opener

How cliche it is to say that time flies, but that’s exactly what happens when you’re having great fun in a new country with awesome new friends from different parts of the world – there are lots of Brazilian delegates, and others hail from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, the Netherlands, China, New Zealand and South Africa.

This shall just be a quick post; I’ll update in greater detail when I have the time.

We had an International Training Camp from 10 to 13 December, where we discussed lots of things about our countries and Ukraine. On the evening to night of 13 Dec, the delegates split into 6 groups, each heading to a different city in Ukraine. Some stayed in Kyiv, while I took the overnight train to the western city of Ternopil, and the train ride was an adventure itself.

Being in Ternopil, a city which isn’t touristy like Kyiv, Odesa or Lviv, is an experience like no other. It’s my third day in Ternopil, and every single detail of this small city of normal, humble locals is interesting. We walked around the city centre, went to an English learning club (where the Brazilians presented their culture and where the Mexicans and I will have a chance to do the same next week), had lots of borshch and I ice-skated for the first time, not without numerous falls and slips.

Got to go out soon. Heading to the city centre, where the Christmas tree will be lit this evening.

Do pobachennya (goodbye!)


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