Dispatched to Ukraine, I found a home

Dispatched to Ukraine, I found a home

The man at the airport baggage check couldn't believe it, and either could the woman at the gate leading to the plane.

"You're going to Ukraine?" they asked. "Why?"

"It's a business trip," I responded.

I went for work, but I talk about it now because of the unforgettable experience.

Daily Press Digital Producer Julie Sanchez and I recently spent five days in Zaporizhia, a city of about 670,000 located in south central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. The city might be a world away, but its residents share interests similar to those of our readers in the Historic Triangle. Archaeologists are trying to preserve the region's history,...