Vodka

Vodka. By Jared Morgan It’s a word with a lot of promise. For me it’s a promise of fun…or a night that, next morning, is completely forgotten. When vodka and I were introduced our meetings were fleeting – confined to a Bloody Mary or two, no commitment or bonds were formed. In Kyiv, vodka and I…

Kyiv Life: A City of Village-type

I stole my thunder This week Kyiv‘s most popular daily newspaper Segodnya ran an article about my 101 reasons to love Kyiv. However, like thousands of others, they found the original blog post I wrote under a short-lived pseudonym – the Ukrainian Penguin. So, much to my dismay, my pseudonym is now more famous than me and as…

Ukraine Survival Guide

This is a short ‘survival guide’ for people who are unfamiliar with Ukraine. I have been here in Ukraine for over two years, but I still remember what it is like to arrive in an unfamiliar place with a crazy alphabet and an almost non-existent tourist industry. So, while the guide is not 100% serious…