(All opinions and descriptions of life in Ukraine contained herein are mine. I do not, nor am I qualified to,
express the official opinions of the Peace Corps or the U.S. Government.)

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I am currently in Kharkov, in the north-eastern part of Ukraine, and have been having an amazing time. I am teaching Art again, and also in charge of the Journalism elective, where students create a full newsletter every other day. It's been a lot of fun, but also exhausting. After this next week, I'll be going to Krakow, Poland with my friend Adrianne for 4 days. I'm extremely excited to see my ancestral country, and it should be a blast.

Here is the link to the blog-site of my camp, as well as the latest edition of our newspaper.


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I will put up all the photos when I get back home in a couple of weeks. Hope you all are having a fantastic summer, because I sure as heck am.

Love and Peace from Ukraine-


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summa summa summmaaaaahhhh!!!

Hey all-

Got a moment to upload some photos from my summer thus far. It's a bit of a hodge podge, but I hope you all enjoy them. It's a totally different world here during the summer. For one, everything is green and warm. Fresh fruits and vegetables are bountiful, and the sea is perfect for swimming.

Anyways, enjoy the shots and miss you all!

Love Nitai

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Black sea goodness

Last week Michael, my site mate turned 26, and his friends from Pennsylvania came all the way out to our little town to celebrate with us. We took a "Marshrutka" or bus to a small beach about an hour from our town called "Portovye". It was beautiful, and had a mud pit that you could roll around in like a pig. Also, there were two giant slides that were reminiscent of those that we all loved riding at water world when we were younger.

The following pictures were taken by a friend of Michaels and edited by me:

a few local kids we made friends with at the beach

Got sucked into reading Cosmo haha

black sea mud!

Time for a swim


Got my book order in from Darien Book Aid over in the states, and couldn't be happier! Our school received about 40 books, varying from comics to teaching guides. Thank you to the folks at Darien my school's English department will have more materials to teach from and use to enrich their knowledge of American culture in the future! I felt extremely proud walking into our library clenching an extremely heavy box of books between my arms. These are the moments in PC that make you feel like your actually worth something :)

Some of the books we got- gotta love that they sent me some Dr. Seuss books as well as a "all you need to know about the Simpsons" guide haha
Dasha and I

Dasha and our Librarian holding our new English texts