The Yanukovych House: Ukraine’s Newest National Park

The Yanukovych House is the former home (more like estate and personal castle) of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Who knows where he is these days. I’ve had a chance to see the house in person, and it’s truly an incredible experience. Incredibly sad, because you feel for the people of Ukraine. This guy was living […]

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How to Avoid Scams in Ukraine

Scams in Ukraine are overblown by most Westerners. BUT…I’ll never forget my first week in Ukraine… I got hustled by a street performer, who literally threw a monkey on to me and demanded I pay him money. As I was arguing with him, another monkey trainer threw a second monkey on to my head and demanded […]

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The Hibernation of the Ukrainian Dating Culture

The Ukrainian dating culture works in a way that we aren’t accustomed to as Westerners. And there is actually one really bizarre reason why it’s so. The approaching winter. Sure, in the United States it gets cold…but Ukraine gets really cold. Like…unbelievably cold. This means that there are less people coming into Ukrainian cities during the cold months […]

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