Christian's Journal Entry for Day 22
:Today was a little weird as all days here in Ukraine. The day rose early at 445 am to get a good jump on the day and to allow us some extra stops during the trip as Emmanuelle was getting tired from the trip. We had our usual coffee and left by 545 for our way. The hills of Rivne were placed every 3 km which made the morning long but we managed to put in 45 km before really stopping to eat.
Along the highway just balanced on the white line that separates the chopped shoulder and the highway were 2 kittens about a month or so old. They were definitely slower than the cars and we were worried that they would get hit, so we gathered them up and took them out to the nearest farm we could find where they would be safe. I don’t think that kittens should hitchhike until they are at least 3-4 months old....click here to read more
Emmanuelle's Journal Entry for Day 22
: We woke early as usual to be able to bike before too much sun and traffic. Our roommate woke up too and told us that last night the local TV crew of Rivne had called. Apparently our friend Andrew we met the day before had told them about us. They wanted to talk to us but we were already asleep. They had asked when we were leaving for Novorahd but probably did not anticipate that we would leave Rivne by 6 am. Anyway, chances were that they could catch us on the road. And they did!!
Concentrated on my biking I didn’t realize some guy was filming us and a TV crew of 3 people with microphone and all were ready to interview us while our roommate was becoming our translator for the day! Unbelievable! With her help we communicated our aim for our trip and first impressions of Ukraine and its citizens. That was so much fun, yet somewhat surreal...click here to read more