The lives of Kyiv-dependent tour operators Julia Kulyk and Aleksandr Skrypka, and their daughter, Polina, have been turned upside-down when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Journey Weekly has chronicled areas of their journey – their programs to leave and then Julia and Polina’s safe and sound arrival in the Netherlands.
Julia has since gotten a career with the U.S.-based mostly OTA Kimkim, vetting inbound tour operators in Southeast Asia for attainable inclusion on the company’s platform. When it brought its employees to the U.S. for a assembly final thirty day period, Journey Weekly editor in chief Arnie Weissmann met with Julia in Los Angeles to get an update on her predicament.
She stated that Aleksandr, who is unable to legally leave Ukraine since all adult males less than age 60 must continue being in the country, is continue to in Kiev, performing with good friends to increase money and supply food and other methods to elderly citizens in tiny towns close by. Polina is enrolled in a college in the Netherlands.
The predicament is tough: At Easter, Julia and Polina had been equipped to reunite for a weekend in Lviv, but the spouse and children misses one particular a different terribly, and Julia and Polina are very homesick.
Julia and Polina are finding by, but Julia would like to get on far more do the job on evenings and weekends. “If there is somebody in the U.S. vacation market who could use some freelance enable with travel advertising, especially social media, I can help. Make sure you have them access out to me at my former company’s e-mail deal with: [email protected],” she advised Weissmann.