Winter activity in Kyiv

Winter activity in Kyiv

Kyiv is amazing any time of the year. Winter in Kyiv is something magical, fascinating and charming. People from all over the world choose Kyiv to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Ukrainian Christmas and Old New Year is also a great celebration. That is why Ukraine is a perfect destination to spend fabulous vacations and have unforgettable memories. If you don’t know where to go…

Ukraine. What it is about

Ukraine. What it is about

The word «Ukraine» is of Slavic origin and initially it meant «land» or «territory». The most likely root is Indo-European krei – which means to separate or to cut. There are lot’s of different ideas about it’s derivation. Nevertheless, the most probable one is it’s direct synonymic connection with the word «princely state» – it is a land which was given to the prince. The…

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…

Recommendations to visit Kyiv

Recommendations to visit Kyiv

Annually Kyiv attracts millions of tourists and afterwards turns into their favorite destination. It is has special charm and something unique to everybody. Moreover it is cheap but so amazing. It has everything to spend wonderful time. Beautiful architecture, welcoming people, safe, green, comfortable and interesting. However to enjoy it more we would love to share with you our recommendations for those who plan to…

What are foreigners mostly impressed by in Ukrainians

What are foreigners mostly impressed by in Ukrainians

Among the most common features which are described by foreigners to describe Ukrainians is hospitality and generosity. Unlike the rest of the nations in the world Ukrainians can’t pretend. They are extremely happy to live in free prosperous independent country and they share all this with foreigners. People from all over the world feel this attitude and they come here to feel something real and…

Best presents from Ukraine

Best presents from Ukraine

Ukraine is a rich country of ancient history ad skillful people which offers lot’s of unique things to take with a lovely present to home. You can buy them in souvenir shops or big stores. It can be embroidered cloth, towels, chocolate, coffee, infused delicious liqueurs, amber, honey and many others. So here are some more detailed explanation about them. #1.Honey. Ukraine is the third…

Top Ten Bars in Kyiv

Top Ten Bars in Kyiv

Eurovision 2017 is just a week away and Ukraine’s capital Kyiv is gearing up to host the worldwide song contest. Tourists have already begun flooding in from all over the world to participate and spectate at the famous event. Though Kyiv is well known for its religious architecture, striking monuments, and fascinating Eastern history, there’s so much more to see in the city, especially if…

Why I love Kyiv

Why I love Kyiv

It is a city which fascinates you from your first step. So diversified but so unique and interesting. Welcoming people and quite streets. It is a city of opportunities and fun. Everything is possible here. Even wishes come true here. Just relax and enjoy it’s exquisite atmosphere. While walking breath it’s fresh air of green trees and parks, visit impressive sights and get pleasure from…

Breathtaking Ukraine

Breathtaking Ukraine

The word «Ukraine» derives from the Slavic words “u”, meaning “within”, and “kraj”, meaning “land” or “border”. Together, “u+kraij” means “within the borders” or more aptly in English, “the heartland”. Nowadays it is the largest state in Europe with spectacular nature, much of which has been virtually untouched since ancient times. This country consists of fields, meadows, hills dotted with green forests, mountains and valleys…

Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Calendar

Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Calendar

August 2016 28 Sweden Svensktoppen Nasta (pre-selection) 14:05 September 2016 9 ESC 2017, Host City Announcement 12:00 October 2016 21 Cyprus Cyprus selects artist 29 Netherlands Netherlands selects artist November 2016 8 Estonia Eesti Laul artists announcement 16:00 20 Junior Eurovision 2016 16:00 23 Finland UMK 2017 artists announcement 12:00 30 Sweden Melodifestivalen 2017 artists announcement 09:30 Belarus Live auditions (pre-selection) December 2016 1 Spain…

Eurovision History

Eurovision History

Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favourite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe’s collective mind. Read on to find out how it all started over half a century ago… In 2005, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated its 50th anniversary by picking the best entry to date. After…

Travel advice on Eurovision in Ukraine

Travel advice on Eurovision in Ukraine

Advice for fans travelling to Ukraine for the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv from 9 to 13 May 2017. Dates: Semi-final 1: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 Semi-final 2: Thursday, 11 May 2017 Grand Final: Saturday, 13 May 2017 Venue: The International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Ukraine and travel advice for LGB&T people. Passports…

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