A first impression of the U.S.: Roads so straight and smooth

Tatyana Shtefyuk immigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. at age 22 in 1998. (Photo courtesy Tatyana Shtefyuk)

Tatyana Shtefyuk, immigrated from Kharkov, Ukraine to Portland, Oregon in 1998 when she was 22.

She said she was struck by the lack of lines, smiles from strangers and smooth roads. Shtefyuk now lives in Vancouver, Washington.

This story was produced in partnership with the First Days Project.