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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Kyiv Weather

Cabin fever strikes, even in a ridiculously large and airy duplex apartment in one of the most happenin' neighborhoods in Kyiv.

We made the decision to get out and go for a walk today just as the skies opened up with some rain. We could see blue sky in the distance, though, and waited it out.

20 minutes later, blue sky. So we got our winter gear on and headed out into the now sunny day. 15 minutes from our apartment, the clouds gathered again and a mixture of rain, ice and snow beat down on us, helped by a strong wind that came out of nowhere. We hustled to Budmo, one of our favorite restaurants, and ordered french fries and beer and settled down to wait it out. Another 20 minutes and the snow stopped.

We headed out again, and with the sun at our backs, we walked by St. Michael's Monastery, which was still backed by dark, gray clouds.

Which promptly disappeared 10 minutes later.

Heading home, the sun dipped into the horizon and the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. Luckily, we were well bundled against the cold.

But still, it's hard to plan for a day out like that.


At 8:30 AM, Blogger Dana said...

I don't check your blog often enough! I miss you guys a lot. Loved this post about the weather, especially the before and after shots of St. Michael's Monastery.


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