The Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica from Williamsburg Virgina who traveled last Summer to the Ukraine with an ethnomusicologist from Villiage Harmony to learn how to sing Ukrainian folk music. Jessica travelled both to larger cities like the capital Kiev and Ivano-Frankivsk and small country villages. She also journeyed into the Carpathian mountains on the Romanian border. Jessica relates some of the stories about the people she met, the food they ate and scary public bathrooms. Learn why you should not whistle indoors or give someone a dozen roses in the Ukraine.
NewsRick Steves at Bay Area Travel Show – Piano Teacher to Travel Guru
Village Harmony – music centered trips
Monastery of the Kiev Caves (Kiev Pechersk Lavra)
Shalom Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof, loosely based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories about his character Tevye the Milkman)
WhereOnGoogleEarth.net – online travel contest