Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chernobyl, Ukraine

went to Chernobyl a couple days ago. it was truly a surreal experience walking through those buildings. basically intense is the only way I can describe it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


last night in Odessa, went the Ballet. The theatre was gorgeous, the dancers so-so
sorry for my crooked angles.

tank riding

Battery 411, riding tanks, and posing on things. There was also this giant submarine, and soviet bus.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Odessa, Ukraine

I arrived in Odessa a couple days ago. I took 20 hour train from Poland that was raided in the middle of the night, apparently some people were trying to smuggle goods in. I was mostly scared because I wasn't sure what was happening or if this was a normal thing. Police officer in full gear, search dogs, and bad attitudes. this was my introduction to Ukraine.

here are some images of the 'beach' in odessa. all concrete.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

this morning I went into the woods with my cousin to pick mushrooms. She gave me a quick lesson on which ones were poison, and then later checked my basket.

sidenote: I haven't eaten a single vegatable since I left.(i'm not counting the potatoes)

my cousin Yola's room.

More pictures of the inside of my uncles home. kind of in love with all of the dead animal skins, heads, and taxidermy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I have landed

I arrived in Poland yesterday after an exhausting 14 hours of travel. I'm staying in a small village called Dobrawica with my Uncle Janek, Aunt Krysia, cousin Yola and her 2 year old duaghter Olivia. They have a population of about 1200 people which is pretty insane.

Yesterday I was fed pierogi's at three seperate houses; two made them with cheese and potatoes, and the third was with cabbage(which is my favorite).

at lunch today I did three shots of vodka with my Uncle and his was pissing rain so I didn't really shoot, plus I needed to get a bunch of stuff in town.

I will post as much as I can, wherever I have internet access. In the mean time here is a shot of the bedroom I'll sleeping in for the next little bit. I told my uncle I will be stealing at least two of those sweet animal skulls on the wall.

more posts soon!

ps. on Sunday my uncle will show me how to shoot a shot gun!!! I promise documentation. (don't tell my mom)