Friday, May 11, 2007
caves and cafes
With a day off yesterday, we went to visit an old monastery in Kiev with catacombs reputed to have unenbalmed yet well preserved saints. The caves are small with passages just under 2 meters tall and 60 cm wide (6’x2’). The site draws many devout and tourists alike. Here is a notable example of their interaction. We happened upon the bearded lady who seemed to be admonishing a couple for improperly genuflecting at the holy site. Turns out the long haired blond in the pair was also a man. It seemed like a scene Monty Python would have depicted.
Anyway, still keeping our fingers crossed that Monday or Tuesday we will meet again with government to see some kids.
(Beth here) wanted to wish Julie F happy birthday today! Hope it’s fun:) and also happy b-day to lynlee on Saturday! we’re heading out soon for our daily cup of coffee – our apt. does not have a coffeemaker and although we have yet to find a plain old cup of coffee, we’re having a lot of fun trying! I thought I found one yesterday – listed as coffee with cream on the engleeskee menu, but alas it was a generous cup of espresso with a side of steaming cream. Oh so yummy. We’ve also tried lattee, mocha, Americano, in several of the many coffeehouses and cafes. There doesn’t seem to be such a thing as a to-go cup. I have yet to see someone walking along the street with a cup of anything in their hand. The coffee is good, strong, and not bitter, and the daily routine of sitting in a cafй pouring over a travel book and planning our route certainly seems like a nice luxury.
More soon! xo bb (p.s. looooved the comments. glad you're out there:)