Alison, Katie and I left at around 10:30 from Obukhiv and went straight to the PC office to drop some forms off for Katie. After that, it was really just whatever we felt like doing. I wanted to find a bazaar where I could buy a jacket and some shoes, but that plan never really fully materialzed, so we ended up on a treasure hunt trying to find an "Argentinian" restaurant on the other side of the city. We actually ended up finding the street and everything, but the restaurant had already closed! No big deal, we ended up eating at some little grill restaurant that wasn't too pricey (like the rest of Kiev).
We took the metro back to the center and met up with the other group who had been in Kiev all day as well. We walked around and went to some irish pub that was pretty nice. We called it a night after that, and all went home.
To be honest, I was exhausted, I'm not used to just wandering around (it's called gulyat in Russian, to literally "stroll"). Everyone in Ukraine does it on the weekend. People just wander around. It's their form of exercise. So I must admit, I felt quite Ukrainian yesterday! haha
Here are some pictures of the day in progress:
Waiting for me to come out of the church (girls need to wear headscarfs inside the churches in Ukraine, and these two didn't come prepared... looks like the girls sitting next to them didn't come prepared either...)
Katie is uber-excited for Garry Potter!!! (there is no "H" in Ukrainian, only a G that is supposed to be silent, but isn't really silent... for example: Hamburger= Gamburger Harry Potter= Garry Potter, etc.)
So this lady was a serious character. This fountain is for making wishes, you put your coin on the little water faucet and it falls in and you make a wish. Well, this lady would just come up and take the money after it fell in and put it in her cup... no one was pissed so i guess it's what she always does? Alison felt like her wishes were being stolen though...
A truly Ukrainian slogan... take a bottle of vodka and throw your fishing rod into the river... what a life!