"City of Lions and Open Hearts" Top 5 Page for this destination Lviv by om_212
Lviv Travel Guide: 844 reviews and 2,961 photos
Lviv.. one of very special cities of my life..
it's a city where my father was born just couple days after the IIWW has began..
the first memories about Lviv are connected with my childhood. then Lviv was a synonym of the holiday, during which I would come to visit my grandparents. the places I remember that impressed me then were visits to St. Yura (George) Cathedral and Yanivske cemetery. another impressive thing about Lviv for me as a child (much more mundane :) was that one could buy “delicatessen” there - butter (!) and coffee (!) - rear products in Soviet times for a small town where I lived.
later Lviv has become a synonym of coloful carefree students life, composed of music, English, French, Polish, coffee time, partying, trying to get a tourist guide license, and of course LOVE :) during 8 years I have lived there, some things have progressed, some have never been accomplished. I have changed my mind about many things, but one thing I hope I will never change my mind about - desire to coming back to Lviv.
to come back for several reasons: to wonder around it's narrow streets and rejoice every time when I see an old building restored and to cry for the each one that had fallen down; to hear people speaking good Ukrainian, while still addressing each other "pan" (sir) or "pani" (madam) and responding 'bud-laska' (you are welcome aka god bless) in response to thank you; to have a cup of Turkish coffee and enjoy the best "syrnyk" (cheese-cake); to drop on my friends heads without prior calling and still be welcomed; to see people (including young ones) going to a church on Sundays not because thay have to but because they believe it's part of their values; and for many other reasons that I have or will have as I continue to explore this city of lions and open hearts...
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