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December 5th, 2003


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06:37 pm - Greetings from Kiyv
I'll post more later. I've got a camera and a laptop, without access, so it is all getting written up, and now that we've found an internet cafe with something approximating bandwidth, I'll see about prewriting things. As much fun as blogging from a bar is...

Kiev is fun. It was definately worth my time to learn the russian alphabet... I don't have enough vocabulary, but I can order from the menu or signs.

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From:vi_z
Date:December 5th, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC)

Wow

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What has led you to our capital? :))
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From:daemonv
Date:December 6th, 2003 10:58 am (UTC)

Re: Wow

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Fate, mostly. A bit of luck. Sorry for mangling your capitol's name.

I'll be here until Dec 19 -- any must sees?
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From:vi_z
Date:December 7th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)

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It's ok; espeacially with Ukrainian-style English transcription (Kiyiv or something like that; Russian would be Kiev).

You did not list your interests so it is hard to tell you without knowing what your needs are. For me personally it is interesting because you can see there lots of old Orthodox church architecture, down to Byzantium style. Turks cared of Byzantium, so Kiev is the only place where you can see these artefacts.

Would I have been you, I would have dated with some Ukrainian girls. It is relatively easy to find one that is beautiful, educated and speaks English -- say, Kiev university student. Since you are a western foreigner your chances to be found extremely charming by her are tripled -- being from US/western europe is a great plus in dating in Ukraine :)

If you have questions feel free to call me +41797894518 (it is a Swiss mobile).
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From:daemonv
Date:December 9th, 2003 07:18 am (UTC)

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That's been most of what we've done. Today we spent the day at the monastery of the caves (forgetting the formal name... very big) and we're staying a block or two from the Sophia church. I have a big interest in the early Constantinople architecture (Hagia Sophia, in particular) so it has been nice to see so many examples of the architecture preserved.

Re: dating, I'm not much of a dater even at home, although I intend to spend more time out and about to try to meet people in the remaining 11 days I have here (albeit, 4 in Moscow)
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From:vi_z
Date:December 9th, 2003 04:09 pm (UTC)

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So have a nice time then :-) I have heard it is good to go out in the evenings in Kiev (like discos etc), but I not the kind of people who do that often to know myself.

Oh, they have decent opera, orchestras, and ballet -- if you are interested.
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From:bad_faerie
Date:December 6th, 2003 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Wow! I hope all is going well. Thanks for the Jimmy Corrigan book and the ac adaptor. You are the best. I only wish that I had more time to hang out with you before you left--I was so damn tired...

*sigh* hugs!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 7th, 2003 06:21 pm (UTC)

w00t

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No idea, never been. Should go someday. Alas, I prefer travelling to places w/ nice warm beaches, but I digress. I could ask my folks / grandparents. They'd prolly say the same touristy things anyone else would say, except their info is about 50 years out of date (minus whatever they picked up in the news;-).

Have fun,
-ej
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From:daemonv
Date:December 9th, 2003 07:21 am (UTC)

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Hey ej!

Yeah, warm beaches are for when I return. Have to earn my week in the Caymans, out here. Although it sounds like despite the low temperatures here, they've had it worse at home -- it has been about 5C or more warmer here than home, and with about a foot or two less snow.

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