"In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur

1 Aug 2014

Poland - Ukraine

This summer I went to Poland and Ukraine. Ukraine is a beautiful country. It was very sunny and hot 37+. I tasted couple of new foods: Cheburyak - sort of deep fried pastry with meet, Salo - fatback with salt and garlic and Watermelons - the juiciest and sweetest I have ever eaten. Ukraine is a huge country with very good soil - chernozem (black-coloured soil) - the green fields were reaching horizon. Three meters high sunflowers were not unusual. People were very friendly and open. Ukraine is great country with huge potential.

At the moment Ukrainian people are fighting for freedom with Russian separatists in the east of the country. I noticed very strong patriotic movement in the country. I stayed in Rivne. Ukrainian and EU flags were visible everywhere, in the police cars, shop displays and on the streets. I was very lucky to be in Ukraine during this special, historical time. I hope that Ukraine will be better, stronger and united country were the war is over.

Below pictures are mix of Poland and Ukraine. Warsaw - view from Palace of Culture and Science, Ukraine - Rivne, Lazienki Park, Otrebusy - Private Museum of Automotive and Technology.