Ukraine 5 September: Terebovlia - Chernivtsi

time-travel to the Austrian Monarchy

Schooltime in Terebovlia. What a nice start!

A really nice meeting. Thank you Terebovlia!

What is a better way to fight a chilly morning than running?

...here we go!

On our way out of Terebovlia we ran into an unexpected meeting: a small school lined up to see the torch running by. Of course we had to stop!

Good bye and see you again soon!

...a typical scene on the country side - waiting for the bus (not the cow...)

...as we reached Kopychyntsi, a group of runners accompanied us on our run through the city....

...and the next group awaited us...

...a nice morning run - thank you Kopychyntsi!

...we just left Kopychyntsi and ran right into the next unexpected meeting in Svydova, just before Tovste...

...the kids passed the torch...

Thank you Svydova for the enthusiasm!

Two km before Tovste the higher grades of the local school awaited us. A perfect moment for an improvised meeting literally on the main road....

...new friends...

...and flower girls...

..the kids carried the torch all the way into their school in Tovste.

..some ran fast, some slow. But ultimately all made it back to school.

At the school the younger kids awaited us eagerly....

A big hand to the principal!

...a really fluffy peace dove...

A group picture with the teachers...

Goga discovered the local fashion....

Thank you Tovste for the great meeting! This one will be hard to forget!

A sweet welcome in Zalischyky...

The school in Zalischyky hosted our team!

Thank you Zalischyky for the hospitality! The lunch was great!

...running out of Zalischyky....

Crossing the bridge we enterred the region of Chernivtsi. Kids from Kostryzhivka lined up for the torch!

Next was Zastavna: we met another group of kids and young people at a local monument...

...big smiles....

Thank you Zastavna for all the smiles!

...getting ready for the end of the Summer?

...and another short meeting...

...and the next surprise: more kids on the road!

Thank you Zastavna for the fun!

Finally we arrived in Chernivtsi.

...local runners, led by their coach, took the torch...

To run through Chernivtsi is a time-travel back to the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. Almost the whole historc part of the city reminds the visitor of old times...

A small, but heartfelt meeting in the park...

Special thanks to the chiefs of sport of the region and city of Chernivtsi for joining our final meeting of the day!

a former 100km world champion received the torch, too....

We enjoyed a great dinner in the Bukovina - park: Restaurant Lito! Our local friends run the restaurant and spoiled us with great local food!

Thank you Chernivtsi for the hospitality and the nice time!