I have to say, I am quite impressed with what I have seen from the city so far. I had no idea I would like it this much! It’s bigger and faster than the “big village” of Odessa where I spent the past two weeks. It’s a mix between St. Petersburg and Moscow—St. Petersburg’s beauty with Moscow’s pace. Here I was beginning to forgot about my love of big cities…Kiev has been a big/ loud/colorful wake-up call.

I really hope the sky stays this blue because that’s when my camera works the best (note: NEVER purchse a Nikon Coolpix S630! They are horrible and you will cry yourself to sleep every night thinking about how much easier your life would be with your old S50 or a Canon PowerShot G9.)