1) Drink coffee.
“Is coffee always this popular? Or is it just because it’s recently gotten cold enough to wear a winter coat?” I asked my boyfriend’s uncle and long-time Kiev-ite. I’d been in Kiev for a day, and had already stopped counting the number of coffee shops and instead started keeping track of the different ways toRead More
I didn’t do any research on Kiev before traveling there. A last-minute decision to extend my stay in Poland with an outside-the-EU border hop necessitated a quickly packed suitcase and all energies focused on successfully getting a stamp at the border. (I did.)
Knowing very little about a city before going there isn’tRead More
I heard the music – an accordion and a hollow drum – before I got to the end of the stairs. The way it resonated, bouncing off the underground walls and slightly out of tune, I could tell it was live. A mass of people were clustered in the center of the passage. As I got closer, I realized that the cluster was moving. Paired couples withRead More