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Eastern Europe Trip Report

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A few days ago my partner Don and I returned from a two week trip to Belarus and Ukraine. During the trip we wrote about our trip at the following web site:

http://donnhoward.blogspot.com/

Feel free to read about it there. I have included a shorter summary below.

The main purpose was to visit the four small towns that my grandparents came from. However, the majority of our time was be in larger cities.

Here was our itinerary.

Fly into Minsk, the capital of Belarus (from Wash. DC) - 3 days in Minsk

Bus (5 hours) to the small Belarus town of Turov, Belarussia (home of grandparent #1) - stay for a day

Hire car/driver for next day to visit David Gorodok (home of grandparent #2)

Overnight train to Lviv, Ukraine, stay in Lviv for 4 days. One of the days hired car/driver to visit hometowns of grandparent #3 in Cherniv and grandparent #4 in Zolochiv.

Overnight train to Kiev, stay in Kiev for 5 full days, with one day trip to Uman, about three hours by bus from Kiev.

Next day, flew back to DC.

In the small towns, we didn't really have specific places to visit, but will get a feel for the towns. In Liviv, we visted the archives to see if we could find any information on family history. Turns out we found a couple of hints that will need further investigation.

Belarus had very very few tourists as it is still a closed society. Ukraine is more open and more westernized.

Howard

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