Voldoja and his family showed me Uzhgorod center and before we went to have some coffee at a special coffeeshop called Medelin.
Amazing how good the smell was when we entered this great shop.
We all ordered some small cup with espresso coffee which most people here like to drink als o when they are at home.
U can also buy special teas.
Certainly worthwhile a vist this shop!
- Food and Dining
There are SIM-SIM vouchers, which u can buy in most shops with a SIM sign in the window.
With this vouchers you can recharge your account with 60, 120 or 240 grivna's.
(5 grivna is about 1$ 5,5 is about 1 euro)
Appartments from locals
Sometimes i stay with my family or with friends. On the picture the appartment "Kwartiera" of my friend Andriy, i lived here the last time dec. 2007 for 1 week.
Some of the houses are in a terrible state.
Sometimes there's no elctricty or water!
For us who are used to luxury its quite an experience to have to wait for water!
- Road Trip
Cars and locals
People who have a car are mostly very old since people dont have work or very little money they cant afford good cars.
My friend Andriy has his own workshop were he can repare the tires of the locals.
He can keep his family just a life with this work.
The roads in Uzhgorod are in a terrible state..most roads have big holes in it so drive carefully!
this is a page from the regional newspaper at Uzhgorod.
article about my org. printed dec.1997.
When we had the first transport to Uzhhorod a newspaper came to take an interview about our organization because it was accidently exactly on Dec.5th. the children got their presents. At the time i was their i forgot which date it was because of all the work.
Faith maybe, the children were very happen because it was the first time they got some toy or cuddle just for themselves:-)
Local Customs & Traditions
I have seen 2 cemetries so far in Ukraine, 1 at Morszyn , and 1 at Uzhgorod.
On the picture the graveyard at Uzhgorod where a sister of a friend is burried. She was only 19 years old killed by a car accident.
On the url below u can find all kinda info about customs and traditions for weddings etc.
Whenever u wanna take flowers to a cemetry always take even numbers of flowers like 2-4-6 etc
typical ukrainian apples
Ukrainian domestic apples taken from a datcha.
Most people who are living in appartments do have Datcha's, a garden with fruit and vegetables mostly on the outskirts of the city the're living.
Without any chemicals used! wow fantastic good taste!
I have seen several now, its relaxing to go with friends or family and have a BBQ and some drinks ofcourse:-)
Prichodko one of Carpathian artists
This painting was given to me by Dr. S. Turnyanitsa and his family..
More pictures of Carpathian artists i added in my travelogues
Rio Karpat Gazeta Uzhhorod 2002
I received a regional newspaper of Uzhgorod where an article was publiced about our
co-operation between my org. Kido and our org. in Uzhgorod called Edelweis:
Flooding in Carpathia region 1998
On the picture u can see one a building from the soccerstadion, the room inside cant be used anymore, look at the black line, uptill that line the flood damaged this building.
beautifull handcraft Ukrainian gift
This beautifull present was given by the hospital to me when we finished the work from the transport and was made by a Ukrainian artist which i forgot the name but i will look it up...:-)
- Arts and Culture
I was only here a short while...
I was only here a short while while our Aeroflot charter stopped to refuel on our way to Budapest. I snapped a few quick pics. This is the bridge accross the River Uhz on the way into town.