Last of Lviv

Our last weekend in Lviv sure was a chilly one. With snow falling, the temperatures around freezing, and no winter clothes to bundle up in, it was difficult to get outside. Nevertheless, we forced ourselves out and made the most of it. We had the pleasure of going to a Ukrainian family’s house for dinner, and had our first true local dining experience. We also hosted a going-away-party of sorts (mostly to rid ourselves of a good bottle of vodka we couldn’t finish ourselves). And of course, we ate our way through the city re-visiting our most favourite spots one last time. It’s hard to believe that this time next week we’ll be back in Malta, but the move (and the warmer weather that will come with it) could not have come at a better time.

Here’s a few of my favourite things from the past weekend:

Warming up with a bowl of Banosh, a local cornmeal and sour cream porridge.



Shopping for traditional embroidered shirts.

Ukrainian Shirts


Lviv’s Wine & Cheese Festival.

Lviv Cheese and Wine Festival


Watching the groups old men play chess in the park.

Lviv Chess Players


Lviv has some of the best cakes and pastries we’ve ever had.

Lviv Chocolate Cake


This mermaid statue overlooking Rynok Square.



Watching movies over hot cocoa + leftover sugar cookie bars.

Hot Cocoa

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