Ukraine Travel Inspiration from G to L (part 2)

Ukraine Travel Inspiration from G to L (part 2)

G is for… Golden Domes Ukraine’s onion-shaped golden-domed churches and monasteries are probably its most photographed sights and deservedly so in my opinion. I never get bored of looking at them and I actually feel my spirits lift when I catch glimpses of my favourite, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, when I’m wandering around Kiev! H is for… Hryvnia Ukraine’s currency is the Hryvnia. We still…

Ukrainian embroidery (Vishivanka)

Ukrainian embroidery (Vishivanka)

Vishivanka is a total history and culture of Ukrainians. In it’s embroidery everything was well-thought and meaningful combined byit’s sacral mission. Evenit’s color and especially symbols and fabrics. That is why it was easy to identify the status of it’s owner and his financial position. Actually, Vishivanka is a colloquial name of Ukrainian embroidered shirt. They were embroidered for various events. They could be casual…

Ukraine Travel Inspiration from A to Z (part 1)

Ukraine Travel Inspiration from A to Z (part 1)

Last weekend we got back from Ukraine. It was our fourth trip to this eastern European gem in three years and this time we spent six weeks travelling to 18 towns and cities (15 that were new to us). At a very rough estimate, we covered 3272 kilometres by train, bus, and marshutka and according to my iPhone, spent 565 kilometres pounding the pavements. I should be writing…

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