Saint George's Orthodox Church in Kamianets-Podilskyi - Photo by Anika Mikkelson, MissMaps.com

A View From Ukrainian Skies: Day Tripping in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Invaded by Mongols, seized by the Ottomans, the Cozaks, and once again by the Ottomans. Next came the Poles, then the Russians, then Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Ukraine. This city with an identity crisis made only stronger with time now teeters on the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, battling recent politicians for ownership of its finest landmarks and winning one small step […]

The Blushing Bride on her wedding day - Khmelnetskyi, Ukraine - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

A Ukrainian Wedding Invitation

I found myself with an invitation to experience the traditions alongside my sweet Ukrainian friend and the celebrating party…We invited ourselves in to the bedroom where Mother laced up her daughter’s white lace bodice. Golden curls swept into a loose bun were covered in a flowing veil, reaching below her knees…