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Dates of visit:
July 8, 2004 -
July 18, 2004

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Trip Highlights:
 Birth Village
 Meet old friends
 Visit school
 Carpathian Mts.
 Ethnic foods
 Old Castles
 Walk City of Lviv
 Monastery Visit
 Bazzars
 Inexpensive
 

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Ukraine 2004
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Ukraine 2004 - Reason for visitation
City of LvivI was born in the Village of Zimna Woda, Poland (present day Zymna Voda, Ukraine) before the start of WWII. I left the village (about) the year 1943 during the mass exodus from the ravages of war. I returned to visit this village in 2001 as part of the tracing of my roots. Since then I have returned twice to repeat the experience and to research into my heritage and ancestry.

During my 2001 visit I met, and became good friends with, a number of local Ukrainian people who have helped me immensely in my ancestral search. My family has been repeatedly asked to make a return visit just for the sake of a reacquainting old friendships.

This particular trip (2004) was 10 days in duration. We were invited to stay at a local village home and to use that home as a base for exploring nearby attractions, the City of Lviv and the not-so-distant Carpathian Mountains.

The gallery of images below is a brief testament to the sights and attractions we visited. Assisted ably by our host and hostess, and their families, and with the added convenience of many drivers and escorts, we spent our time fully engrossed in the Ukrainian people, their traditions, foods and hospitality.

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Site Gallery - Places Visited
Zymna Voda, Ukraine
Village of Zymna Voda Village of Zymna Voda Village of Zymna Voda
Village of Zymna Voda Village of Zymna Voda Village of Zymna Voda
St. Nikolas Basilica in Krechiv, Ukraine
St. Nikolas Basilica St. Nikolas Basilica St. Nikolas Basilica
St. Nikolas Basilica St. Nikolas Basilica St. Nikolas Basilica
Carpathian Mountains Visit
Carpathian Mountains Visit Carpathian Mountains Visit Carpathian Mountains Visit
Carpathian Mountains Visit Carpathian Mountains Visit Carpathian Mountains Visit
Olesko Castle
Olesko Castle Olesko Castle Olesko Castle
City of L'viv, Ukraine
City of Lviv City of Lviv City of Lviv
City of Lviv City of Lviv City of Lviv
City of Lviv City of Lviv City of Lviv
City of Lviv City of Lviv City of Lviv
Lychakiv Cemetery, City of L'viv, Ukraine
Lychakiv Cemetery Lychakiv Cemetery Lychakiv Cemetery
Lychakiv Cemetery Lychakiv Cemetery Lychakiv Cemetery
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