During my gap year in Odessa, Ukraine in 1995/96, my fellow student and I travelled to Lviv for a weekend, an incredibly beautiful city to which I would dearly love to return.
It's disappointing that I didn't write more in my journal, something of which I still don't do enough!. And were it nowadays
I studied Russian language and literature at the University of St Andrews in Scotland from 1993‑98. In my third year I had the choice of taking a year abroad, thus making the course a five-year degree, or taking a semester abroad and finishing the course in four years. I went for the whole-year opti