What's On Kyiv magazine relaunch

In September, the English magazine What's On Kyiv relaunched after being on a break since the Euromaidan Revolution/Revolution of Dignity in 2014. It's a lifestyle and culture magazine, highlighting issues, events, and people in Ukraine.

I'll be writing for What's On every month, giving readers my take on the Ukrainian lifestyle as someone who hasn't spent a considerable amount of time in the country, until now.

You can read my first article here. The next one will come out in a couple weeks.

I've had a busy past few days. I packed up my life in Kyiv and headed to Lviv, where I'll spend the next two months. I got here on Sunday, then made a trip to Poland on Monday night to get my Ukrainian visa. I arrived back in Lviv early Wednesday morning (3 a.m. I think) and got right into my new Lviv life by having dance practice with Yunist, the dance group I'll be training with here, that same day.

Though I was there for less than a day, I got a month's worth of walking done in Kraków, seeing sites like this one, the Wawel Royal Castle.

Though I was there for less than a day, I got a month's worth of walking done in Kraków, seeing sites like this one, the Wawel Royal Castle.

Though I've been busy and exhausted, I'm of course not complaining. When I think I have no energy left in me, I look outside my window and the city of Lviv gives me energy.

This is my third time here, but both times were for only a few days. It was sad leaving Kyiv, but as soon as I walked on Lviv's cobblestone streets I remembered why this is the city that made me fall in love with Ukraine. It's beautiful. It's compact. It's lively. Everyone I mean EVERYONE speaks Ukrainian, not Russian. And people smile at you on the streets, which you don't always get in other Ukrainian cities.

I can't wait to share more about this city with you. And if you have something to share with me, please do! I love the recommendations people have given me so far.

And though my time in Kyiv is done, my writing about it isn't. Stay tuned for a couple posts with highlights from my time there.

Kaitlin VittComment