Category Archives: Ukraine culture & history


Just Google “roads in Ukraine” and you’ll see plenty of examples of what we are experiencing every day right now.  Traffic comes to a standstill in order to crawl through and around the numerous patches of potholes that stretch across the road.  Some SUV drivers prefer to take the median than stick with the road.

Upright tire in the road warns drivers of gaping hole

One of my favorite Facebook posts is of a guy staring into a hole in the road.  His friend asks, “What are you doing, Ivan?” and he answers, “Looking for my car.”  If it only weren’t so true!

Cartoon in Hungarian about the condition of the roads in Ukraine

One Ukrainian news source stated that 90% of Kyiv roads are in disrepair.  Bring on the road repair crews! We’ll be appreciative of that kind of lane closure!

Netflix documentary about Ukraine’s revolution

We relived the events of nearly 2 years ago as we watched Netflix’s recent documentary of the Revolution of Dignity.  We recalled the fear and hope of those tense months which changed Ukraine forever.   As Ukraine’s story is still unfolding, this chapter shapes the future.  If you haven’t watched the documentary yet, it’s well worth it.  Here’s the trailer….