Thanks for the nice comments about our first Rivne post. Obviously I have much pride in the place since it's where I was born. I am especially thrilled when people comment saying they're adding Ukraine to their list of travel destinations. It certainly isn't a common country for tourism.
Here are some more images of our short time in the city.
P.S. Since people have been asking why we immigrated to the United States, I'm putting together an interview for my mom-- I think she would know better. I am probably more excited to hear the answers than anyone.
WWII War memorials and Ukrainian heros at a cemetery.
Rivne Opera House- not quite as fancy as the others we've seen.
This man was very unhappy about this photo. He yelled after me and I walked faster.
The following images are at the bazaar in the center of town. These women thought we were hilarious for photographing them and their goods. They don't understand. I didn't mind being laughed at to get these shots though.
These don't look like the carrots I buy at the grocery store.
Sour cabbage... smelly stuff.
Smoked fish. Yum.
I wanted to take this entire box home. Beautiful pine cone tree ornaments.