What do Vinnitsa dungeons hide?
A monk’s ghost was photographed here, artifacts left by the townspeople and conquerors for four centuries are still found. They also talk about dangerous sea graves and Nazi forgotten treasures…

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Kvevri, Khachapuri and the sea
The flow of foreign tourists to the country is growing annually, while the Georgians themselves hardly rest at home Back in early April, more than 98% of hotels were booked…

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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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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

Budget weekend in Prague

Yes, it sounds corny, but Prague is a fairy tale. And there are people who love her the most. Despite Paris, Amsterdam or Rome. And how to describe this magic?

The capital of the Czech Republic is incredibly fascinating in winter. We advise you to visit it precisely during Advent, when ancient narrow streets are shrouded in garlands, the aromas of the sweet tealotnik and the whole city is filled with incredible energy.

Prague will require several days of your attention. And sleepless nights! And that will not be enough. Of course, wherever you look, architectural wonders and little secrets are everywhere. Continue reading

Serednyansky cellars – a place where Transcarpathian wine glory is cherished

Serednyansky cellars are still one of the main places in the list of “must see” in Transcarpathia, here the wines of the only state winery that today work and produce products are ripening.
The dungeons were built by captured Turks at first as fortifications, and later began to be used as wine ones. Serednyansky cellars are the oldest in Ukraine; they are listed by UNESCO among the ten best wine cellars in Europe.

No less famous are the wines that are still made and stored here in oak barrels. Once upon a time, in the time of kings and kings, the middle wines were delivered to the best European courts. And in the twentieth century, the winery that had been operating here since the Soviet era thundered: the vintage wines Serednyanskoye, Rosa Zakarpattya, Seductress and Irshavskoye were known throughout the former Union – like the Leanka winery, which produced, and some of them still produce. Although since 1985, with the beginning of the anti-alcohol program, accompanied by the uprooting of vineyards, a decline began – the once glorious “Leanka” is still in the turbulent zone. But despite the difficulties, they now produce 9 types of wines (canteens, desserts and fine wines) that have regular fans and diverge delivery services across the country. And at Leanka they dream of privatization and believe that the fame of the Serednyansky cellars and wines can still be revived. Continue reading

Caves of the Ternopil region: the most amazing gypsum caves in the world
Ternopol is an insanely beautiful city. However, if you have repeatedly visited him and the Ternopil region and know all the sights by heart, we suggest looking at the city…

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Odessa cyclist returned home after a six-month journey from Canada to Mexico
Ruslan Verin, a cycling traveler from Odessa, has finally returned to South Palmyra after a long journey. Street of the homeless in Los Angeles, he was met by relatives, friends…

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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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Noble estates of Kharkov region: both beauty and pain of loss
There are surprisingly picturesque corners in the Kharkov region, in which there are former noble estates, once abandoned by their masters. When you come here, you are covered by a…

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