All Five of us head for Ukraine from Budapest
Trip Start Jun 28, 2009
25Trip End Jul 16, 2009
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We meet with Ken and Cherie at Nyuagati. It’s so good to see them. Lafayette one day, Budapest the next. Dan, Ken and I find a store and buy some goodies....great poppy seed pastries and yoghurt. Breakfast of Champions.
Off we go at 6:23. No mistakes. The right station, the right train, the right time – the right everything. Everyone accounted for. No lost women as was the case on our trip with the Scharpens in January.
The crossing in the one car train to Ukraine was uneventful as we click clack at 20 miles per hour across the Tissa River into Ukraine. The new kid on the block on this trip is Cherie Zahora and she’s taking our adventure in in stride.
When we arrive we routinely go through passport control and customs and are greeted by Vasya Tomaschuk and Vasyl Polichko. Great to see them again!
We are glad that our four computers are in place. We still had some setup and bugs to iron out. Dan / Cindy and Ken / Cherie got out all the educational materials for the classes that will be starting tomorrow. All is running smoothly.
LifeNets was able to arrange through generous donors for four desktop computers and a printer. Two of the monitors are larger for classroom use. I am very happy about how the team is working and preparing for the work starting tomorrow.
I brought my GSM phone and got a Ukrainian SIM card….makes me have a local phone. I bought it in Africa last year and have used it as a local phone in Malawi, Zambia, Estonia, Sweden and now Ukraine. Great connectivity.
The evening finally winds down as we get situated in our rooms at the orphanage, get a good night’s sleep and get on with the program!