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My greatest challenge has not been teaching (sometimes four or more of the same class in one day) ; it’s been the bureaucracy of this country. The visa I had to have to enter the country was only good for a limited time and another document must be processed by Monday, March 21. So far it’s required two trips to the county seat and being sent here and there to pay fees–almost 700 hryvnia.  $1 is currently equal to about 27 hryvnia (okay, it was only about $27 but since the average Ukrainian earns 1,600 hyyvnia a month, this is a lot of money). It’s not just the money that’s so frustrating; it’s the changing requirements that make it so difficult to comply. Peace Corps has sent volunteers to this region in the past; therefore, they thought they knew what would be required. But no, we needed seven additional documents. I have to go back Monday to pick up the document (Posvidka)–if it’s been processed. It was promised, so I’m trying to be confident I will still be in Ukraine after Monday. If not, at least I’ve tried New York Pizza in Ukraine.

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Comments on: "Pizza and Politics" (1)

  1. Grace Keane said:

    Have Hope!


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