If you decide to go to Ukraine, you might learn a thing or two from seasoned tourists.
You can buy your favorite coffee every morning.
In western countries, most “financial gurus” tell us not to buy a cup of coffee every morning. Their calculation looks like this: US$3 per coffee per day x 365 days = US$1,095 per year.
However, that theory makes financial management so boring and unmotivating.
No wonder American money coach Ramit Sethi (author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich) argues that successful financial management should help people stop worrying about whether they can buy coffee or not – if you make US$100,000 a year, you are entitled to a cup of coffee per day!
Stop focusing on small details that don’t make a difference and start focusing on big things such as negotiating a better salary, finding a dream job and starting a side hustle. In this way, you can enjoy what you like and achieve financial success at the same time.
When you go to Ukraine, you will realize that coffee is very, very, very, very cheap here because the cost of living is very low in Ukraine and Ukrainian people’s average monthly salary is just above US$300 per person per month.
If coffee is your Money Dial (something that makes you extremely happy and you are willing to spend a lot of money on it), you shouldn’t hesitate to buy lots of coffee when you go to Ukraine. My philosophy is as long as you stop spending money on things that you don’t value and start spending money on things that bring you happiness & joy, you are a winner who knows how to savor the benefits of life.
Learn some useful recipes when you go to Ukraine.
These recipes combine Ukrainian style and western flair; thus, they are quite universal if you think about it.
- Mezcal Kicker Cocktail
If you like sipping a good silver tequila on the rocks with ice as well as plenty of freshly squeezed lime, you should totally write down this recipe. It is said that tequila is the most crowd-splitting of drinks, yet mezcal has made its way onto fancy cocktail lists as well. This cocktail is definitely an upper for your energy and mood. Also, tequila’s naughty, long-lost cousin mezcal (also from the agave plant) is at the top of many young Ukrainian people’s list for a tasty drink. Of course, a lot of westerners like this cocktail as well. The taste is quite smoky and it is mixed with lime and some herbs, so it’s very refreshing without being too tart or too sweet. This cocktail is perfect for a Happy Hour with friends in the summertime.
- Juice of 4 limes
- 4 ounces silver mezcal
- Ice-filled shaker
- 1 dried red chili
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- Lime wedge
Shake all ingredients except lime wedge and thyme in a cocktail shaker vigorously, and then garnish with the sprig of thyme and a lime wedge.
2. Coconut Cashew Shake
Many Ukrainian youngsters find this smoothie tastes like a milk shake. The good news is this smoothie doesn’t have lots of calories. Of course, you probably need a high-powered food process to crush the cashews.
- Water and meat of 2 coconuts
- ¾ cup raw cashews
- 4 to 6 dates
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Just blend the cashews for thirty seconds on high in a blender. Toss in the remaining ingredients and blend all of them together, and enjoy the best smoothie in the world. Life is good!
“When you go to Ukraine, don’t forget to bring its beauty home.”