My mother, in true fashion, decided that she was indeed going to come to Ukraine after all to visit me, and then 4 days later, she was here.
Paris Airport terminal waiting area
French Stewardess, mom insists she was all MadMen'd out, we'll never know
french toilet, soooo fashionable
Mom's Airplane parked in Paris
Coming down to Kiev, this is the Dniper River
Welcome to Ukraine, well Kiev at least
Taxi ride to the Hotel, yes I look adorable in my traditional blouse and matching headband
Our taxi driver, mom wanted a picture cause she thought he was handsome, and I made sure to tell him that. Our hotel is in the back ground, it's like a cruise ship in the water, but permanently grounded
Dinner on the ship hotel on the Dniper, so romanitc
Awesome looking architecture in Kiev
Fruit stand in a small bizarre that Anthony Bourdain was in
Same market, by the caviar
I bought some raspberries from this baba in the street, fun times
It was my friend's birthday, and she was in Kiev for some business, but while she was away from the table we made her a "cup" cake
Angel in Independence square, i think...
More BFFs photo
The founders of Kiev, three brothers and their sister
I really don't remember this angel, i think it's by the Globas mall
Mom is kinda pissed, apparently i made her her walk "a mile at a 45 degrees angle"
This is for her friend George
St. Sophia's church across the way, no way mom was walking to that
Monument to one of the great famines of Ukraine
yeah, cause that looks appealing
Mom with painter of St. Michael's church
me with painter of a church, all modern and abstract, sort-of
Street bizarre selling souvenirs winding down a long road that really does seem to go on forever
my friend gave us directions, using the baba with the dogs as a landmark, it was not a lie.
Dominos!!!! it tasted like America and freedom
Ahh, back in Gola Pristan, my village. this is a monument to the WWII saliors
It's a tank!
My village's symbol in fountain form and wood form
Mom with a kozak, I told her not to sit on him cause i know people pee on his lap...
mom- "I want a picture from behind"
me- "you look like poop"
mom- "we should hack into your dad's computer and make this the desk top"
me- "now it looks like you're pooping"
all together now
yes, my mom is picking his nose
love thing, where people put locks with their names when they get married
so much ferociousness
yup, they made this ox realistic, what's that under it's tail...?
milk in a bag, but seriously this is actually my fav milk here
Chipsies!! all flavors, squid, bacon, salo, ham...
my house with all its pretty plants
Jenna! hangin with my mom
This is when we got off the train in Kherson and we climbed up stairs to cross over the tracks, so we needed a break. luckily some young boys helped us with our luggage down the stairs, because clearly we weren't hackin it.
Welcome to Ukraine