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Lots to see

Thursday we walked up the street from us to see St. Sophia’s Cathedral and in the square in front of the cathedral were all these chickens. Not sure why. There weren’t any signs describing anything. So we took some pictures with them.  Why not?  Who doesn’t like a colorful chicken?

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The Bell Tower outside of St. Sophia’s Cathedral

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The cathedral

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The Metropolitan’s Residence

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This picture and the following one taken by Violet

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Back (or front) of the cathedral

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Then we walked down the street further and saw this really impressive building

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We also saw this piano asking to be played

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Silly Violet posing with the piano

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Down the street further we saw The Golden Gate

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Baron’s Castle

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Monday’s Adventure

Even though it has been quite cool here since we arrived, we went exploring around the city a little bit.  We have been going out everyday actually, because when you are in a small apartment with three kids it is very beneficial for everyone’s health and wellness to go outside and walk around.

Here’s what we saw:

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We saw this on the wall inside of a restaurant called The Borsch Restaurant

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The Statues of Princess Olha, Apostle Andriy, St. Cyril, and St. Methodius

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery

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View across St. Michael’s Square looking at St. Sophia’s Cathedral

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The Kiev Funicular

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The Dnieper River

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People’s Friendship Arch

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Micah found this place online and it was worth the walk to get there

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The food was really good

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Happy boys with full bellies

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Moving around

This past week we had to say good bye to lots of our friends here in Moscow before our move out to Siberia.  We will miss all of our friends and we encouraged them all to come visit us.

Yesterday morning a “moving” truck came and took most of our belongings to be shipped out to Siberia.

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Spending time with friends and saying goodbyes before we leave

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This morning we woke up bright and early at 5 am to head to the airport to catch a mid-morning flight.  Thanks to our friend Ruvim for driving us there, everything went really well (except for Keira getting car sick on the way to the airport).  But we made it there in time and the kids did well on the short 1.5 hour flight to Ukraine.

We will be in Kiev, Ukraine until we get our visas to be able to return into Russia.  We decided, instead of staying in a hotel that would cost a lot of money, to rent an apartment for a reasonable price.  We found a great place on booking.com that is right in the center of town. When we aren’t busy dealing with visa stuff, we plan on walking around and enjoying the city.

Here is our view from the balcony of the center of town

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Stay tuned for updates and more pics of the city.