The Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica from Williamsburg Virginia who traveled last Summer to the Ukraine with an ethnomusicologist from Village Harmony to learn how to sing Ukrainian folk music.
Jessica traveled 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.
Rick 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)
The Soviet City Built for Chernobyl Refugees
WhereOnGoogleEarth.net – 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