Travel to Ukraine – Episode 171

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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.


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Rick Steves at Bay Area Travel Show – Piano Teacher to Travel Guru

Show Notes

Kiev, Ukraine
Village Harmony – music centered trips
Ukraine map
Monastery of the Kiev Caves (Kiev Pechersk Lavra)
Kievo-Pecherskaya Larva
Shalom Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof, loosely based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories about his character Tevye the Milkman)
Chernobyl disaster

Internet Resources – online travel contest


Victor’s (of the Typical Mac User podcast) comments on Cuba
Jose’s comments on Cuba
Yak posiyav muzh” sung by Village Harmony Ukraine

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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