ウクライナはこんなところHow nice Ukraine !! ～英文版（intermediate）～
It’s said that Ukrainian girls are beautiful! Why?
“In order to shed some light on the reason of Ukrainian girls’ beauty,
I’d like to share with you one legend retold by my grandma.”
“…The legend is about how God divided the land (territory) between all nations.
So, God has divided the land generously but ONE PIECE of the most fertile land still remained,
so God decided to keep it for himself. As soon as he started to fill it with water and nature,
protect it from strong winds and earthquakes, he saw a very tired but smiling man in front of him.
The man was kneeling and apologizing for being late.
I was working, - said Man.
God thought for a while and said:
As you are such a hard working man, I’ll give you my land
and I will give you the most beautiful wife to motivate you to work on this land.
Since that time Ukrainian people are blessed to live in the most fertile land,
men work very hard but they are very happy as they have the most beautiful women in the world. …”
Traditional dishes in Ukraine
“Ukrainian girls are very good at cooking as well.
Traditional Ukrainian dishes are borscht and varenyki.
I love my mother’s borscht.
I tried to cook it many times, but it never turns out quite as delicious as hers.
Nevertheless, my husband always says that my borscht is the best borscht he has ever tried.
It makes me happy.
Ukrainian people often eat “salo”- almost like bacon but more fatty.
And of course occasionally Ukrainian people drink horilka (vodka),
sometimes with pepper or honey.”
Where definitely to go
“I can’t express in words how beautiful Ukraine is,
how kind the people are, how amazing the nature is.
Ukraine is definitely the place to visit.
It is difficult to say which is the best city to go to, but I would recommend Kyiv.
Here you can find various parks and squares,
different types of restaurants and cosy cafes in the Ukrainian style.
If you stay in Kyiv, you should definitely go see the Independence Square
and Khreschatyk Street. Other must see spots are St. Sophia’s Cathedral
and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.
Of course don’t forget to also visit the Tunnel of Love and the Carpathian Mountains.”