American millionaire blogger Paul Barby Barbato showed how Ukraine lives during the war
The blogger thanked the Visit Ukraine team for their help in organizing his trip to Ukraine, in particular to the de-occupied cities of Kyiv region.
Paul Barbato, a traveler, public figure, founder, and host of the educational YouTube channel Geography Now, visited Ukraine and filmed another episode for his blog in Lviv, Kyiv, and the de-occupied cities of the Kyiv region.
Barbato notes that for security reasons, he kept all the details of his stay in Ukraine a secret until he left. In his comments, the American blogger does not hide his surprise that a full-scale war did not paralyze the country, but forced it to unite and adapt to the challenges.
In the episode about Ukraine, he introduces his audience to traditional Ukrainian dishes, shows how ancient architecture is protected from possible shelling, shares his admiration for the Kyiv metro, demonstrates the destruction of buildings in Irpin, Borodyanka, and other towns of Kyiv region, etc. In Kyiv, he also met with some well-known Ukrainians, including chef Yevgeny Klopotenko, leader of the band “Antitila” Taras Topolya, Olympic champion and People’s Deputy Zhan Beleniuk, and talked with them about what it means to be Ukrainian.
Paul Barbato created the Geography Now YouTube channel in 2014. Currently, the channel hosts almost 200 episodes from different countries, the channel’s audience is more than 3 million people.