EuroMaidan Video: Part II

“With every additional day of our gruesome winter protests, we will make you love us more and more!” ~: EuroMaidan protester quoted on Facebook. Part II of my video series filmed in Kyiv in early December.

Kyiv Life: December, the first.

At 00.00 o’clock on the night from Friday to Saturday, the 1st of December, my internet connection suddenly stopped. I opened the link that had popped up and read the following text from my Internet provider Best: “You have to pay your bill.” My ISP ‘Best’ knew now mercy. The month I had paid for…

A trip to Vyshgorod and the Kyiv Sea

The mighty Dnieper river is by far Kyiv’s most monumental feature. Not only does it act as a gigantic air conditioner that channels fresh air through the city, but it defines so much of Kyiv city life. Kyiv and the¬†Dnieper are¬†inseparable. Thanks to the Dnieper, there are said to be 120 kilometres of beaches in…

Pilot Iryna. Flying a plane in sunny Ukraine

‘Look!’ Iryna said pointing out of the car window at a Stork standing proudly on top of a huge nest. ‘Oh, yeah’ I said, ‘they bring babies, right?’ I said, knowing full well that this was a common fable across eastern Europe. ‘Yes’ she said, ‘or you can find them inside a cabbage‘ ‘a cabbage?!’…