Today will be my final post on our trip to visit my daughter Sarah. For today I will focus all on Sarah and my impression of her life over there.
So let's talk about Sarah's home. She lives in a host family with a widow and her daughter. Natalie and Olea are very sweet. Their home is comfortable and big. Natalia (the mom) is nice, but rather reserved and cautious. She seemed almost fearful, especially about safety things and the like, but that is probably from experience and I'll never fault someone, especially someone who is hosting my daughter in her home, for being cautious. She has one of the nicer homes in the village. She has a nice living area and a cool feature - an outdoor kitchen. This includes a kitchen table set up, a sink and a firepit like thing that is used like we use a grill. How nice would it be in the hot summer to not have the heat from the kitchen all through the house?
While we were there we got to see her school, meet her counterpart (the lead English teacher) and meet the school principal (director.)
Here is Sarah at the main entrance to the school building.
So what else can I tell you about Sarah and our adventure visiting her before we end this blog series? Well, Sarah has become a beer drinker. She never liked it nor drank it in the US but now that she is over in Ukraine she's grown to enjoy it.
We had such a laugh over the mini-bar in our hotel fridge. The beer was cheaper than the water and everything was dirt cheap. The 16 oz bottle of beer in the fridge was less than $1.00. We felt like kings and queens drinking the beer from the mini-bar.
And even though she misses her Starbucks, the espresso and cappuccino were quite good.