This week was hard. And people I mean HARD.
Our head teacher didn't plan anything for us to do today/this weekend because she just wanted us to relax. I don't know about the other girls, but I needed sooooomething to occupy me. So me + a few of the girls decided to get out and do stuff anyways. Afton told us her host mom was taking her to some cathedrals and we could join. Hail yeah.
|The architecture here is so freaking amazing. All the buildings are my favorite color.|
|Statue of St. Michael (I think). He's a protector.|
|St. Sophia's cathedral. The number 1 attraction in Kiev. This is the only cathedral that was left standing during WWII.|
|Gorgeous. We went inside but we weren't allowed to take pictures. Take my word for it, it was incredible. They kept a ton of original stuff.|
|We were allowed to take pictures of this though....it's made of eggs.|
|Here's a window on the second floor of the cathedral. That's Queen Olga's cathedral out there|
|The Bell Tower. I love this thing. We climbed it.|
|So many flippin stairs. My thighs are TONED|
|And the view|
|Top of the Cathedral|
|Then Kylie really had to pee, so the two of us walk in and see this and bust up laughing. I wish I could say she was desperate enough to attempt it, but no, it was not so.|
|Then we got ice cream in the city square.|
Sometimes it's hard to remember where I am and what I'm doing when stuff is going crazy at home and I miss the crud out of people some days, but seriously. I just really love Ukraine. Even just riding the metro all the way into town by myself today was an adventure and getting to finally wear a wooly scarf + jacket today because of the divine fall weather here made me smile. I'm so grateful to be here.