We used to live about 20-30 minutes away from our friends, now we are thousands of kilometers apart. It may seem strange that as a refugee you can also be a housewife. But since we don’t know when we can see each other next in Ukraine, a childhood friend visited me in Munich, she now lives in Canada.
We walked around Munich a lot together, I showed him my favorite places: the Isar, of course, Karlsplatz, Marienplatz and the English Garden. We talked until late at night and in those moments I felt like I was at home and everything was like before.
Goodbye with tears
I also invited my girlfriend to a German host family to show her where I live now. But I didn’t even think of asking my girlfriend to stay here. That would be weird to me. It’s not my house and I’d feel uncomfortable asking my hosts about it.
I met another friend in Berlin, she has been living in Karlsruhe since April. We studied together and now we were able to write our master’s exam in Berlin. We cried when we saw each other because it was so unusual. In February we still met in our favorite cafe in Kiev, and now in another country. Of course, we feel like guests here. But as guests who receive others with great joy and love. Another good friend recently moved to Frankfurt from Ukraine. We are now planning your arrival in Munich.
One thing is certain. we don’t want to lose each other as friends, even if long distance friendship can be difficult. I’m sure we can do it.