Introduction
Day 1 - San Francisco to Prague
Day 2 - Kyiv from the air
Day 2 - Boryspil International Airport
Day 2 - First Views Of Kyiv
Day 3 - Guided Tour of Kyiv
Day 3 - Kyiv - On our own
Day 3 - Night train from Kyiv to L'viv
Day 4 - L'viv with Father Ken
Day 5 - Radekhiv
Day 5 - Vytkiv
Day 6 - Trip to Kolomyia
Day 6 - Halych
Day 6 - Ivano-Frankivs'k
Day 7 - Bazaar at Kosiv
Day 7 - Between Kosiv and Kolomyia
Day 7 - Kolomyia
Day 8 - Zvenyhorod
Day 8 - Back in L'viv
Day 9 - L'viv with Orest and Vitali
Day 10 - L'viv - Morning walk with Dad
Day 10 - L'viv on my own
Day 11 - L'viv with Dad
Day 11 - Night train to Budapest
Day 12 - Budapest
Day 13 - Budapest
Day 13 - Szentendre
Day 14 - Homeward bound

TRIP TO UKRAINE
September 19 - October 2, 1999

DAY 6 - TRIP TO KOLOMYIA

Friday, September 24, 1999

Some people in our tour group had told us there was a not-to-be-missed bazaar, with authentic Hutsul hand-crafts, in Kolomyia, about 150 miles south. I had wanted to visit Ivano-Frankivs'k (I just liked the name), and it was on the way to Kolomyia, so Dad agreed to have Ivan drive us there, and Father Ken made arrangements for guides and accommodations.

We had an early breakfast, and Ivan picked us up around 7:30. The actual distance we wanted to travel that day did not seem like much, but between the poor roads and our frequent stops, it took us all day to reach our destination.

In every village we passed, there was a shiny new church. I had to shoot this from the moving car, as Ivan did not understand the concept of tourism, and I had not yet figured out how to get him to stop.

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