The flight from Curaçao to Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles lasted about 20 mins. I had no idea what to expect.

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The greatest lesson I have learned in life is to expect nothing. …

I grew up always wondering about Ukraine. My ancestral homeland, the place where both my paternal grandparents and great grandparents are from.

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In 2012, I made my first trip to Kyiv, Lviv and the Carpathian Mountains. It was an experience unlike no other. It changed me. It filled an empty space in me that I didn’t know even existed. I came out on the other side of that trip a very different person. …


Erika Natalia Hanchar

A writer, award-winning photographer, and a media consultant. I have a passion for traveling the world and writing about it.

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