Porcelain legends Baranovki
The city of Baranivka, in the southwestern part of the Zhytomyr region, is well known to ordinary residents of the region for its porcelain and generous harvests of forest blueberries.…

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Life of mini sculptures
Not one excursion in Uzhgorod omits mini-sculptures that harmoniously fit into the landscape of the city. Uzhhorod is the smallest regional center in Ukraine. Maybe this was the incentive for…

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Lemurian Lake: an unusual story of popularity
The unique Lemurian lake in the south of the Kherson region has recently attracted more and more tourists - with the unusual pink color of the water, from which it…

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How to eat snails, or why Transcarpathians need French delicacies

The opening of the first snail farm in Transcarpathia in Nizhny Selishte made a fuss – the ubiquitous journalists, curious tourists, and those who were “annoyed” reached out for it: why does a person seriously cultivate what can be gathered enough in the vineyards after rain. In a word, the farm has become both a “discovery” and a “highlight”, and already an “integral part” of the region, because you don’t feed the Transcarpathians with bread, and don’t take away the opportunity to be “not like everyone else”.

Farmer Mikhail Demyan became interested in French delicacy four years ago. Friends brought from abroad, gave a try and hinted at opening a case. At first hesitated, because the production of snails in Ukraine is not yet widespread. Therefore, Mikhail had to acquire all the knowledge regarding their care and maintenance abroad, in European countries. He visited the farms of Poland, Romania, Moldova and Cyprus and took a chance – he started a business in Transcarpathia. Continue reading

Museum night in Vienna

Vienna is a city where classical music seems to be frozen in stone. Mozart and Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss, Brahms and Haydn lived and worked here. Whatever music is played in your headphones while walking through the local streets, Vienna will set you up for the corresponding aristocratic mood with its elegant atmosphere. And then, as in the menu of a gourmet restaurant, you yourself will choose which Vienna you want to meet.

Despite the fact that the city is large enough, it’s more interesting to explore it on foot.

Stephansplatz – an electronic scoreboard and an unobtrusive female voice in the car suggests that it is time to go out. All Vienna metro stations are minimalist in design and practical in essence. As we climbed up the escalator and stairs, the man in the wheelchair was already ahead of us, using the elevator. There are no turnstiles in the subway (U-Bahn local), and supervisors are extremely rare. In the end, the Austrians themselves do not fit in the head, how can you not pay for the fare. Continue reading

The restoration of the Vyshnevets Palace is a national project

And although a number of external and internal restoration work at the facility was carried out even earlier – at the expense of the National Reserve “Castles of Ternopil Region” and local budgets, large restoration initiatives were delayed due to lack of funds. During 2005-2010 On paper, the Comprehensive State Program for the Conservation and Use of the Palace and Park Complex in the Vishnevets Village, which was not funded at all, was in effect. And only after 2015, when the reserve became one of the winners of the competition and received a grant from the US Embassy to restore the Mirror Hall of the palace, did large-scale work begin. The main ones are performed by master restorers from Kamenetz-Podolsk Restoration OJSC, a contractor that won the tender for the restoration of the Mirror Hall and the restoration of the southern facade of the palace. Continue reading

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Lemurian Lake - the pink dream of the Kherson region
Today there are territories that remain terra incognita even for most local residents and are not fully used as locations for treatment and recovery. A few more months - and…

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Church of the Holy Spirit: prayers of Roxolana, appearance of the Virgin and church services in the museum
The Rogatinsky Church of the Holy Spirit in the Carpathian region is one of the oldest in Ukraine. It was built over 500 years ago from oak planks and without…

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Noble estates of Kharkov region: both beauty and pain of loss
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Bajao people
The people of bajao, or, as they are called, sea gypsies, do not have documents, citizenship or any rights. They roam the ocean with their homes off the coast of…

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