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Sleepy little town no more

Donetsk is a city with a population of just over 1 million people.  It is the fourth largest city in the country.  Even though there are more than one million people living here, it really does have a small town feel to it, especially when compared to Kiev (with 2.5 million).

Since I moved here in mid-July, I can’t really say that I have noticed much traffic.  Even here in the center, where I live, the traffic is not too bad.  During the month of August, many people vacation out of the city and it almost felt deserted at times.

I was out walking on Monday, Aug 30 and noticed many more people out of the streets.  Of course, I realized with school starting in a few days, that people were picking up last minute school supplies, students returning to the city for their university classes, etc.

The next day, I had to drive somewhere and got stuck in traffic.  When I returned from my appointment, I was very thankful to be going in the opposite direction of a huge traffic jam.  Later I went for another walk and there were people EVERYWHERE!

I’m afraid my sleepy little town has awoken from its summer slumber…

Comments

  1. YES! Eric doesn’t want to drive into the city unless it is July or August! LOL! Public transport in and out to our house is also a nightmare… You live in the best place in all of the city! Enjoy!

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