"?> Worldwide News Ukraine – Columns http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/ en Ukraine Three Weeks Into Euromaidan http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3728 Thousands of people continue coming every day to Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to make a statement. The statement - being different for everyone - varies between the support of Ukraine’s European integration aspirations and demands of resignation of the government, to condemning the beating of the peaceful protesters and unacceptance of getting closer to Russia and the Customs Union. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:34:39 +0200 Top Five Things I’ll Miss About Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3319 As my time in Ukraine comes to an end, I started to feel rather nostalgic. I’ve learned a lot about Ukrainian culture and my personal confidence has... Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:31:37 +0200 Dear Travelers, It’s Time to Put Stereotypes About Ukraine to Rest! http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3278 I remember the night before I came to Ukraine I finally decided to do some research about the country (how about that for procrastination)... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:33:05 +0200 Lviv: A Little Taste of Western Europe and A Big Bite of Everything Else http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3267 After writing my press release “Ukraine’s Lviv Ranks Top European City to See Now,” I was inspired to make the trip to western Ukraine and... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:13:24 +0200 Dynamo Kyiv: A Source of Local Pride http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3227 Houses decorated with black and gold line my suburban neighborhood, the smell of burgers are in the air, pizza shops are backed up for over an hour... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:52:58 +0200 Ukrainian Pet Shelters: Volunteers Needed http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3209 When people ask me if I have any negative impressions of Ukraine, the first thing I say is “too many stray animals.” In Kyiv, it is not uncommon... Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:02:11 +0200 The City Underground http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3181 The internet lists Kyiv’s population as 2.8 million people. However, the locals will tell you that the population is more like five million because... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:24:21 +0200 Let Me See Your Funky Chicken: Ukrainian Acceptance http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3165 As I read about Ukraine in preparation for my trip, many articles stated: Ukrainians don’t smile unless you are a close friend. Prior to my arrival, I imagined a stone-faced society of statues going about their daily lives... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:05:36 +0200 From Primanti Bros. to Borshch: Hidden Gems of Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3143 When visitors come to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first place that locals tell them to go is Primanti Bros. in the Strip District. Then, when the travelers ask what Primanti Bros. serves... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:55:18 +0200 What I Will Miss About Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=2043 I am definitely excited to fly back to the United States and see my friends and family. In addition, being able to... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:22:30 +0200 Kharkiv: Exploring the Eastern Ukrainian City http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=2038 My final days in Ukraine quickly approaching, I wanted to take full advantage of my remaining time on this side of the world. After receiving... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:57:03 +0200 Getting Lost in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1972 So what is a girl to do with a whole day to herself in a city she has only just begun to explore? Well, get lost in it, of course!.. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:26:14 +0200 Ukraine’s Airports Head to the Top of the Class http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1931 “Most Improved” – that’s what came to mind last time I was at airports in Kyiv. Remember in school when you would get your report card and they would hand out awards at the end of the... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:34:18 +0200 My First Week in Kyiv: Expectations vs. Reality http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1914 Diving head first into the local cuisine, I attempted to stomach a dinner of pig’s fat and a hefty glass of beer. Makes you... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:28:35 +0200 EURO 2012: “I’m Proud of You, Ukraine!” http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1866 Is it tacky to say you're "proud" of another's accomplishment when you have done essentially nothing to help bring it about? I hope... Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:47:50 +0200 Traveling to Ukraine: Young American’s Perspective http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1865 When I found out that I would be spending six weeks of my summer in Ukraine, I honestly cannot say that I knew a great deal about the Eastern European... Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:04:37 +0200 Hospitality – Ukrainian Style http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1840 Webster’s dictionary defines hospitality as “a generous reception of guests”. Other sites offer synonyms such as “friendly” or “open”. But those... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:55:52 +0200 5 Things I Love About Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1734 I am convinced that if people really knew Ukraine they would find so many things to love. But unfortunately most are like the disappointed wife in a recent... Mon, 28 May 2012 09:30:40 +0200 Making an Easter Egg http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1718 Due to the upcoming football championship, Ukraine suddenly appeared on the map of the world news under a variety of headlines... Thu, 24 May 2012 08:58:34 +0200 Ukraine's Cafe Culture Comes of Age http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1715 Empty shelves, long lines, surly stone-faced clerks that embodied the old Soviet joke - "They pretend to pay so we pretend to work ". That’s what... Wed, 23 May 2012 14:52:07 +0200 Dreaming of Italy http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1730 "Carefully planned tourist trips make traveling fast-foodesque. People are tired of the crazy rhythm of modern life. And sometimes, all it takes is to stop for a minute... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:48:55 +0200