The rainbow-striped skirts billowed like balloons around the women as they spun across the stage, a kaleidoscope of blurred colors. Between the swirling patterns, the dancers stopped to sing. My friend leaned over, translating into my ear. “These people probably moved to Poland after WWII, from the east, an area that’s now the Ukraine. The songs are about a new homeland, about acceptance, about keeping their traditions.”
Nadezhda lives in Kiev and writes her blog about her life in Ukraine.
In case you forgot, Ukraine is pretty cold in winter, but we can still see some beautiful photos, even if the temperature is -20 degrees C!
And, if you’re interested in cooking, try Nadezhda’s recipe for rice with pumpkin and milk.