eats goes on the road

Warsaw Krakow L’viv Kyiv

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For reasons that will become clear, I have the opportunity to hit the road – or rather rails – in Eastern Europe. Never been. Never dreamed of it, but here it comes.

We – that would be Carol, son Brian and I – need to be in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 10th. That’s 10.10.10 for you numerology folks. Brian and I were thinking about the trip a few weeks back, standing by my big National Geographic Atlas in our front hall. Brian has been. He traced a route from Kiev to L’viv, the first capitol of Ukraine, on to Krakow, Poland and described the cities as being beautiful and steeping with history. Good enough for me… I know nothing.

As the time neared and dates were considered, we reversed the trip:

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Fly to Warsaw, which is remarkably easy from San Francisco (remarkably long, as well). Take the train to Krakow, stay a few days; train to L’viv for a couple days and on to Kyiv. Sounds like a plan.

Needless to say, I’ll be eating and drinking and writing and taking pictures, so sometime in late October something good – or at least interesting – will appear on eats. In the meantime, I’m limited to rather pedestrian electronic and communication equipment and will be out of touch, as they say. Although son Brian tells me I can email from Carol’s iPad where we find wifi.

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4 thoughts on “eats goes on the road

  1. F*cking swesome! I’ve always wanted to take a ground trip thru E Europe, but w/o someone with local knowledge…and you have that in Brian! Have a great time! Keep us connected!

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  2. Just back from China – longer flight! Carol and I took a bus back from Moscow to Wurzburg (Germany) through Warsaw, Krakow and Prague. I envy you this trip – keep us informed.

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  3. This just in:
    I knew that both Russian and Ukrainian are spoken in Ukraine and the languages are quite similar.
    I learned from my Lonely Planet Ukraine guidebook that Ukrainian is the Official language. Kyiv is the Ukrainian spelling for the city, and thus preferred. Kiev is the Russian spelling.

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  4. This sounds like an awesome trip. I hope you built in a time expander since I am sure you will want to spend more time than planned.

    Stay safe!!!! Alan & Tillie

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