Hi, I’m an American expat living and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. I created this website to capture my experiences in Kyiv and to share my sentiments on Ukrainian life. It’s not hyperbole to say that living abroad has fundamentally changed me. I’ve met some of the most interesting people, adapted to a new culture, and visited places that have changed my way of thinking. I’m so grateful to have had these experiences and genuinely just wanted to share them. Perhaps you’re intending to visit Kyiv, or you’re interested in Ukrainian culture – whatever your reason for reading this – welcome to I Love Kyiv.
The city of Kyiv is beautiful, but if you’re not from Eastern Europe, you’d never know it. The media would have you believe that Ukraine is this cold, unfriendly country with little to offer. But this couldn’t be farther from reality! I hope that the content you read here helps to contribute to a different narrative, one that sheds light on the beauty of Ukraine and its people. And who knows? Maybe you’d even consider visiting one day!