Posts Tagged ‘ukraine’

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For the last week i have been spending some time in Kiev, Ukraine. 

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And i started to realize that i fall in love with this city years ago, but realizing it now. It is an amazing city, now i understand what Sarah Jessica Parker meant in “Sex in the City” series about falling in love with the City (in her case New York, in my case – Kiev).

Kiev is not the greatest City in the world, there are much bigger and better build cities, with probably more things to offer, but for me Kiev – is home. I love to breathe here, i love the sky, just walking in the evening or early morning and breathe… I love rain here, especially in summer, when you think the day would be sunny and you do not take an umbrella, and than in the middle of the day a cloud comes and just pours… I feel happy than… I feel like i want to jump in every puddle (and i actually do that sometimes) and get as wet and dirty as i possibly can, walking in the rain, but totally happy. Green parks… just walking through them makes me calm and gives me the feeling of happiness… Watching people, life and emotions on their faces, the way they run to work or somewhere they need to get… I enjoy every moment here… And it gives me the greatest satisfaction and feeling of happiness…

So, can you really fall in love with the City?

“A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. ” – Aristotle

“Maybe mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies or be who we are. After all, things change. So do cities. People come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart, and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.” (Carrie Bradshaw)

 

 

I feel nostalgic today… So i decided to talk about my hometown… Kiev.
I hear that some people get used to new country new environment very fast, and some keep longing for their hometown… I always wondered why this happens… why people perceive change so differently… After living in US for 10 years, i still long for the culture, churches, for the stone paved streets, especially my favorite – Andriyivskyy Descent, for the long walks in Kiev parks, for the nature and all the trees, for summer rain (which i probably love the most 🙂 ) and even for the snow… I don’t really miss people in particular… Of course every city has its good sides and bad sides, beauties and vices. Every time i come to Kiev i see its metamorphosis, it changes, people change, culture started to become something different, i think that is the reason i do not miss people, but only the City. I guess for now i can say, i am deeply in love with Kiev:)