A Bunch of guys looking for a place to travel? Try Ukraine. First, it’s just Ukraine. Not “The Ukraine” as you might hear so often. Or to say it as the locals do, Ukrayina. That is just the first of many misconceptions floating around about the second largest country in Europe. For comparison, Ukraine is almost the same size as Texas. It is mostly fertile plain or “Steppe” although there are mountains on the Crimea and in the west. Ukraine is rich in natural resources, but has the historical misfortune to be at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. She had been fought over and subjugated for centuries. Ukraine has a bad economy, but it is getting better. People are more confident about the future. The literacy rate approaches one hundred percent, and the percentage of people with higher education degrees exceeds that of the United States. The country has a bright future, and a visit can place the visitor in the unique position of seeing the transformation.