Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Train from Odessa to Poltava

Yes, it was a 15-hour train ride and I shared my compartment with Maria a 62-year old Ukrainian who snored loudly. Despite our apparent linguistic disconnect (she speaks Russian, Ukrainian and German) and I understand a little German via Yiddish we communicated! We drew pictures, I taught her yoga and pilates stretches, shared tea, discussed how little sex she's had in recent years and laughed our heads off!

Train Compartment
View of Ukrainian Countryside

Maria, my compartment mate

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