There was no physical blood present when I stepped onto Maidan Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yet signs of it were … More
Kyiv is also not the only safe place to visit in Ukraine. There are dozens of safe and exciting places to see. The only reason I spend most of my trips to Ukraine exclusively in Kyiv is because that’s where my parent’s live.
Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and happens to be the 8th most populated city in Europe. Like many formerly communist countries, Ukraine has undergone extreme economic and social changes. Today, Kiev is a bustling cosmopolitan city combining historic architecture, modern cafes and a vibrant nightlife. In other words, it’s the perfect tourist destination!
The short drive from the armed checkpoint to the assigned parking area reveals large abandoned buildings and sidewalks overgrown with … More
It was volunteers who did the most at the protest, but politicians were necessary too, especially to help get people out of jail. The politicians also offered the protesters organization and helped them raise their demands. But although some politicians tried, “politicians couldn’t lead the revolution.”
Since the peaceful protests that began on Nov. 21, 2013 turned violent three months later, the whole world has been … More
Here are some pictures from the very center of Kiev. They show the power and determination of Ukrainian people but they also show the terrible conditions that people lived in, and some still do. They show flowers and candles brought by all those who mourn the dead. They show what happens when people are pushed to the edge and have to fight back. If the conflict in Crimea escalates, there will be barricades, fires, flowers and candles there too.
Today was a long and emotional day for me at Maidan, so my first post about it will be a … More
I spent several hours in one of the field hospitals in the very center of Maidan. I spoke to several … More
At the field hospital I spoke a lot to a woman called Olga Azzuz, who works there as a dentist. … More