Beautiful, Surprising Ukraine
After the demise of the Pirate ship, our Danube adventure was abandoned and I decided to hitchhike instead. From Budapest, I headed first to Poland and then into Ukraine. The only bad thing that happened (apart from being shouted at by elderly Ukrainians), was my mountain cabin catching on fire.
I love Ukraine. In what other country can you go for a walk in a forest and stumble upon an abandoned ski jump and then try to hitchhike a tractor just a day later?
Using pictures to explain all, this is what I found.
The border guards were surprisingly familiar
Vorokhta, a small mountain village
Sitting on an abandoned railway bridge
Ukraine and I
“Did you know that there is a blue eyed angel cat inside your jacket?”
A new friend
A new friend who does leave us alone
A new friend who guides us to a ski slope in the middle of the forest
Rarely in the world can one simply find an abandoned ski jump
I’ll stand here, but I absolutely would never go down it on skis
Badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom!
Time to leave Ukraine
Ukraine is one of the few countries where it is legitimate to try and hitch a tractor