with nothing to do during cold quarantine, this is a little ‘visual tour’ i put together of my ukrainian village. and while i often say i live ‘in the butt middle of no where’, this more precisely, is actually where i live. in the south east of ukraine. it takes me 45 minutes by bus to get the the nearest town where they have a bazaar, a few grocery stores, and an atm. and 2.5ish hours by bus to reach the nearest volunteer.
technically, though, this entire area is my village. but it’s divided into two parts by a major road. annnd i still can’t figure out how to get to the other side…except for a 2 hour bike ride. there’s nothing there anyways. so it sorta doesn’t exist.
up-close and personal! i carefully mapped out the important (and only) things in my village. in the summer the surrounding fields were covered in sunflowers and straw. pretty.
also i think i’ve posted this photo before, but here it is again! you know you love it!
i didn’t exactly picture myself living up village life in a vinyl sided dormitory building, but life in peace corps is full of surprises. and the endless fields of gold, open spaces and simplicity of life i’ve encountered here still makes it just as authentic anyways. come for a visit if you’d like ; )