Friday, July 2, 2010

Welcome to the Blog

I've been considering adding a blog to the popular website for a long time. There are a lot of things to write about that perhaps do not merit a separate article on the site. A blog will also provide a way of communicating with readers and addressing more common questions and concerns about traveling, living, and working in Ukraine.

What will this blog be about?

Expect a mixture of positive and negative observations about Ukraine with a bit more attitude than I allow myself in articles on Objectivity will still be the goal, of course.

I may also include language tips relating to practical aspects of living in Ukraine (I am fluent in Russian and Ukrainian).

About me

This is your friendly expat in Ukraine, Rick DeLong, author and designer of and a number of other websites. I've already written a bit about myself at I recently returned to Kiev in January 2010 after a year and a half in the U.S. This makes over 7 years total spent in Ukraine.

My lifestyle in Ukraine involves a lot of work on the computer (writing, doing website-related work, and translating) and substantial time pursuing personal interests and attending different activities and events. I am a serious backpacker and take frequent trips to Crimea and the Carpathians. I've seen a lot of the country and met a lot of people during my time in Ukraine.

I have many business and personal relationships with Ukrainians, so that rounds out my perceptions of what goes on here and why. Hopefully I can pass on some of this to my readers.

1 comment:

  1. Hello , I am glad to find your site . My father was born in Mosczaniec , Lemko rusyn . I am planning a trip in about a year tp visit all rusyn tribes including Hutzul. I would like to stay in L'viv and perhaps also be hosted in a village before going to Romania. I would very much like to correspond with you .