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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Why it is worth traveling alone
You will no longer need to take into account the desires and needs of your companions: traveling alone allows you to get a unique experience without looking at others, the…

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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:…

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Treasure Island in Khoroshev

The unique, unique in Ukraine Museum of precious and decorative stones is located 55 kilometers from Zhytomyr in the urban village of Khoroshev.
The unique, unique in Ukraine Museum of precious and decorative stones is located 55 kilometers from Zhytomyr in the urban village of Khoroshev.

Many have heard about the museum, but not everyone managed to see the luxury and wealth that are hidden in the deep bowels of this land.

Near the houses in the village you can see cars loaded with firewood. There is nothing to be surprised, because this is the only non-gasified district of the Zhytomyr region. The apartments are heated with electricity, and in the private sector with wood. Along with colorful shops and entertainment venues are lonely abandoned houses. Here, as in large cities, people are in a hurry to drink aromatic coffee, although there are no coffee houses or tea clubs in the village, but only a metal trailer at the bus stop. Nobody allocates millions of hryvnias to street dog sterilization programs. Dogs look deep into everyone’s eyes and expect that the good soul will at least treat them to something. Time seemed to stop in the local streets, some of which still glorify the names of Marx and Volodarsky. However, local patriotism is manifested everywhere in state flags and interesting monuments. According to an old habit, most locals call their regional center Volodarsk (the former full name is Volodarsk-Volynsky). Khoroshev is famous in the world for his Volyn deposit of chamber pegmatites, where valuable minerals of beryl and topaz occur. Continue reading

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. Recently, it has also secured the reputation of the most successful urban united territorial community of the region.

The times when long lines lined up behind Baran porcelain and he was in almost every house have already passed. Just as the fame of the oldest and largest enterprise that produced a variety of porcelain dishes with amazing paintings and received prestigious awards at international competitions has disappeared. Now many housewives cherish the services from Baranivka as a valuable relic, carefully wiping the dust from them. Many today, when the stores are already filled with elaborate porcelain from China, do not raise a hand to put Baran’s coffee cups on the table even for guests. Continue reading

On bicycles in the Carpathians

Rest on a bike? Why not. In the mountains? Easy! Such thoughts can “infuse” not only in the minds of cycle enthusiasts with experience. Having seen photos and videos about exciting, incredible, unforgettable bike rides, bike trips, bike marathons, bike festivals or even bike competitions, even those who saw the bicycle only in the picture will want to “ride” a two-wheel.

There are more and more people who want to travel with bicycles every year. And not only because there is growing awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but also because more opportunities are emerging for such a vacation. Transcarpathia is working hard to become the best region in this direction. And do not say that “cycling along steep paths” is for “crazed” extreme people. Nothing like this! Transcarpathia, as you know, is a special region, and therefore travel here is special. Yes, if only because here they ride not on bicycles, but on bicycles – that’s what the locals call a two-wheeled friend. For the sake of the phrase “we will travel around Transcarpathia in the bicycles”, it’s worth going on an unforgettable trip. Continue reading

Knights of the Dnieper rapids
The Dnieper rapids now rest under the deep waters of the main river of Ukraine. And there was a time when, over 80 kilometers from Yekaterinoslav to Khortitsa, the Dnieper…

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