Category Archives: Mostly Tourism

Tropical Greenhouse near Lviv

There are two small tropical greenhouses near Lviv. They offer tours. The couple that runs them are a whirlwind of excitement and botanical experimentation. They’re a real inspiration. They sell seedlings, and we bought a tiny lemon tree for our home.

They’re growing:

Banana trees
Kiwi trees (vines?)
Lemons
Limes
Coffee trees
and much more

They have some special bred variety of bananna tree growing OUTSIDE their greenhouse, which has already survived -25 C temperatures.

Krystos Voskres

Tomorrow is Orthodox (and Greek Catholic) Easter. Everywhere in Lviv there are families, old people, and young couples walking around with Easter baskets.

It seems most of Lviv’s many churches are working around the clock, blessing everybody’s Easter baskets.

Happy New Year!

Last night, we drove to Kyiv with the kids, ate at one of our favorite restaurants, located in the chic central mall, Tsum. Then walked up to the Christmas tree by Saint Sofia’s, and on the way home, stopped at another mall which has a huge play area with carnival rides and a trampoline room.

It was a pretty good New Year’s Eve.

Stunningly Beautiful Pedestrian Bridge in Kyiv

We made it into Kyiv recently, and visited the pedestrian bridge recently opened by Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko.

It is stunningly beautiful and inspirational. It fills you with hope and excitement.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has taken part in the opening of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the Volodymyr Hill with the People’s Friendship Arch, according to an Ukrinform corresponde

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/2708971-klitschko-opens-pedestrian-bridge-in-kyiv.html

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Later in the day, there was a freakishly strong 20 minute downpour which briefly turned Veliki Val street into a river.