There are not so many places in Ukraine today where a visit of a stranger becomes a big event for locals. Without any misgivings and doubts they let strangers enter their houses, show them the best they have, feed them until they’re full and ask them to visit them again. One such village is located in the highland Chernivtsi region inhabited by Hutsuls – Ukrainian highlanders. His name is Semen
Locals are very hospitable.
The master of the house. His name is Semen. Yes, Semen.
His wife is a talented needlewoman.
Semen decided to show his national costume.
Then he started to cook food for the guests.
The family has many wooden structures: a dwelling house, a summer kitchen, a barn, a cowhouse and some more.
This dog likes to bite the pig’s snout, the pig does not like it at all.
They invite their guests to come in summer – the season when they have a lot of mushrooms.
Meanwhile the dinner is ready!
Semen has been living here for thirty years and considers himself to be a Hutsul.
But it’s time to say goodbye and go home! The generous family invites us to come back some day, best of all – in summer.