Consulting on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
|The view from GSC Game World's window.|
The nearby trees can be found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
I spent most of a work week, counting travel time, in the city of Kiev, in the Ukraine. I can't talk about why I went or who for, unfortunately, but I can tell you a little about what it was like. By the time I left I think I had about half the Cyrillic alphabet figured out, and was able to work out a few things from context.
|Consider yourself warned.|
I was afraid I would have to engage in prolonged drinking bouts complete with singing and vomiting (not necessarily in that order), but although I did imbibe freely it never led to anything TOO embarrassing. I found that really good vodka is, if not actually tasty, certainly not unpleasant to drink. (I'm a whiskey man by inclination.) I also discovered Ukrainian honey & pepper flavored vodka which, while it sounds dubious indeed, is very nice. More like a very strong cordial. I brought some home, God bless duty-free. It cost me $5 American. American currency is acceptable anywhere.
|Snapshot of Lenin from the back of a taxi.|
I hope I'll get a chance to go back someday, and do some more looking around. I'd like to see what some of those amazing churches look like on the inside.