square in front of st. sophia
old city gate, entrance to kyiv
walked around a lot yesterday and am thankful for the central location - altho i came in knowing how to ask for a bathroom, i think most of them are in restaurants and you need to buy something to use them. so about every 2 hours i'd stop back in the apt. - there's a 'babushka' (their word) who mans the door in a little office and at first when i went in and out a few times i think she gave me the fish eye, but now she's used to my frequent visits.
altho kiev has around 5 million people, sig and the facilitator, Alex, found me by chance on the way back from the airport - i was standing in a square in front of st. sophia's church 2 blks from the apt. boy, Alex is good! sig's here, a little jet lagged but not too tired to have figured out by glancing at the computer (all instructions in russian remember) and figure out how to hook up the camera.
i visited the most amazing church today - dates back over 1,000 years. and people are very patient with my sparse russian. went to a nice coffee cafe for lunch - espresso and a very tasty chocolate torte cake - gave me a lot of energy to buzz around the city.
happy 1st communion jen F! wish we could be there!
tomorrow is our appt. and i'm nervous!! sig and i are going to walk around now and let kiev distract us...looking forward to a ukrainian dinner:)