I realize that it’s been a couple weeks since we returned from Ukraine, but I’d like to “backblog” about our rental car experience because it just once again confirms that reality is much more interesting than fiction. To start with, we tried to pray about our trip to the Ukraine–where to stay, what to do, etc. It’s one thing to talk about being led by … Continue reading How to lose a rental car
We got our visas! The embassy official was timely and professional when we picked them up, and Jake and I breathed a sigh of relief. There was nothing left to do in Ukraine except see the ocean. The Central Asian country where we live is land-locked, so any opportunity of seeing the ocean must be taken very seriously, even at the risk of sleep loss … Continue reading No kidnappings allowed
Two toddlers + One balloon + Sleep deprivation = Mess. Two days ago we rode the Kiev metro home without incident. So we thought, “This isn’t so bad. Second day in Kiev and we’ve already mastered the metro.” So we got a bit braver. We made big plans the following day to travel here and there via the metro. It started out fine. We made … Continue reading The shot heard round the metro.
It’s official. We’re in Kiev. We had to leave Kazakhstan for a few days to get visas for another year, and I have to admit I was really looking forward to a change of pace and scenery. Traveling here was amazingly easy. Time difference? 3 hours. Flight time? 5 hours. Cake, I tell you, cake. At least compared with what it takes to get … Continue reading Getting a kick out of Kiev, er, Kyiv