Boikos in Ukraine
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I grew up in a big city, and I always longed for a small community life in the countryside.
A little Boiko village in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains became the reality where my dreams about idyllic, rural life came true.
I decided to follow my vision and to look for that dreamlike ambiance. What I found during a three years period were elements from fairytales that I had heard as a child growing up in neighboring Poland.
The European culture has its common roots in rural life, but fully preserved examples of this archetypal life can be found in very few places now, including the Carpathian Mountains.
In spring 2013 the project is going to be published as a book.
— Jan Brykczynski
You can read a bit more about the Boikos or Boykos in Wikipedia.