I am writing today's blog post while sitting on the marble steps of a World War II memorial within walking distance of today's clinic in the town of Loboikovka, Ukraine. The memorial itself is in great condition especially in comparison to one of the three buildings in the complex that is now a nearly abandoned soviet house of culture building.
Hotel Dnipropetrovsk is located on the bank of the Dnieper river in downtown Dnipropetrovsk. Not a fancy hotel by any means but you can see glimpses of it's former glory tucked away behind thick velvet curtains. Marble floors give way to exposed cement as you ascend past the first story flight of stairs. The parqued wood floors haven't seen sanding or buffed in quite some time and the floors creak at every step.