Pinecraft Amish Community on Ukrainian Travel Show Орёл и Решка (Video)

It’s always interesting to see international media coverage of the Amish. Attention can come from places you wouldn’t expect.

On that note, Taste of Pinecraft author Sherry Gore appeared on a recent episode of the Ukrainian travel program Орёл и Решка (Orel i Reshka).

This is a Russian-language program viewed by millions throughout Russian-speaking countries.

The gist of the program is that the two celebrity hosts flip a coin at the beginning of each episode (this is where the program name, Орёл и Решка – literally Eagle or Tail, the equivalent of heads or tails, comes from).

The winner of the flip travels lavishly with all expenses paid on the gold credit card. The loser gets $100 to survive on.

I spoke with one of the producers when they were setting up this Florida-themed episode and happily they were able to arrange the Pinecraft visit on a tight deadline.

In this case, Kolya was the loser so he had to make do on a strict budget, while his show partner Alina ate at top restaurants and stayed in the finest hotels.

Kolya ends up traveling to Pinecraft and bumps into Sherry outside Yoder’s restaurant.

The bit with Pinecraft and Sherry starts at about the 20:20 mark (with English subtitles):

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    1. Jewell M Schaefer

      Pinecraft Amish Community on Ukrainian Travel

      Wonderful show! Enjoyed every minute, especially the Pinecraft minutes. 🙂

      Jewell Schaefer

    2. Sandy Kennedy


      I didn’t see any subtitles. I am familiar with Pinecraft, though.

      1. It has them, you may just have to turn on the captions on the video. Not sure how it appears on your screen but it might be a “CC” icon you click on, on the video itself.

    3. Al in Ky

      This was interesting. Was it filmed recently or some time ago?

      1. This was filmed in late October 2018.

        1. Al in Ky

          Thanks for the info, Erik. I asked about the date because I was wondering if he was there during the heavy tourist season in the winter when there are so many Amish/plain Mennonites there and there are many special fundraiser meals, concerts, etc. But, hopefully in Oct. he still got a good taste of life at Pinecraft.

          1. Sure, yea I don’t know how much time they actually spent – going by the show he at least stayed overnight, and looks like from the footage they got there were some Amish folks around. On my one Pinecraft visit it was also the off-season, but still a pleasant trip and not deserted or anything. But I think winter is really a different story with all the visitors in town.