Kiev is the capital of a European country. There are about 3.67 million residents. Hundreds of flats (apartment buildings) line along the city. Some are hundreds of years old and most of them have bars on the windows. They look pretty sketch, but some of the bars are for decor, believe it or not. I guess it's soviet style..
Me and some of the other ILP volunteers decided to stay at our head teachers' apartment the night before church. Notice apartment is singular. We made the hour and a half journey there and walked in the door. 1 bunk and 2 beds. 25 people. 2 rooms, 1 small kitchen, 1 toilet, and one bathroom. 25 PEOPLE.
It was interesting.
We lined up along the carpet. some kids were hanging off chairs, some decided to sleep on the wood floors in the kitchen. ....and might I add the bath tub. Yup, that basically sums it up. We crammed. Our ages ranged from 17 to 22. Sounds like a crazy party? No. It was a ridiculous, RIDICULOUS idea. Over the night, some people got 15 mins of sleep, others got at most 3 hours.
We got up at 7:15 and made the 2 hour trek in the slush and snow...in our skirts and tights into the white abyss of Kiev, Ukraine.
We are DEDICATED.