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…

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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
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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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 and military secrets. They also suggest that the dungeons stretch for many kilometers out of town. What really is there, nobody knows for certain, because despite episodic attempts to investigate them, no one has yet created even a reliable scheme of their location.

The last surge of interest in the Vinnitsa underground world occurred in March, when a failure occurred in the courtyard of the former Dominican monastery, and today the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral of the UOC, which opened the passage to the eighteen-meter underground passage with a stone arch. Therefore, they started talking about the Vinnitsa “catacombs” again, in particular, as a potentially attractive attraction for tourists. So far, you can get on a tour only in the mysterious basement of the former Capuchin monastery. As for the future of the remaining dungeons, it remains uncertain. 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 was blocked by stone rocks protruding from the water. Only specially trained pilot-pilots could get around them. The center of this dangerous profession was the village of Pilot Kamenka (now it is the southern suburb of Dnipro). After the construction of the Dnieper Dam in 1932, the rapids were flooded, and the profession became unnecessary. The descendants of the pilots are now very proud of their ancestors. We offer to go to places where the glorious Dnieper knights lived. Continue reading

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 is impossible to look away, especially at sunset, and its medicinal properties, for which people come here to be treated for skin diseases, nervous, cardiovascular systems, musculoskeletal system and the like. Ukrinform wrote earlier about the pink lake phenomenon. But being in the sunny Kherson region and getting to know the locals who are now actively taking tourists, we could not help but wonder how it all started? The story, it turns out, is unique – in it miraculously intertwines legends, happy chance, human industriousness and perseverance.

There was a village in the Tavrian steppe …

The mysterious Kherson lake, known for its healing properties, has always attracted tourists. But for those who wanted to swim in the lake there was one problem – where to stay? After all, it is located directly in the steppe, 100 km from Kherson and seven from the nearest village Grigorovki of the Chaplinsky district. It is this village today that is experiencing wonderful metamorphoses due to the influx of vacationers. Continue reading

Paris, which is not in the travel guide
Why just sit and discuss literature, "decided two Ukrainians - Maryana Gavak and Elena Yashchuk-Codé, who live in Paris, and organized Literary Walks. This is a project when the capital…

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Private museums of Zaporozhye surprise with unique exhibits
MUSEUM OF TECHNOLOGY BOGUSLAYEV One of the most informative museums in Zaporozhye is the Museum of Technology of Vyacheslav Boguslaev - the hero of Ukraine and the permanent leader of…

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Where to go on May holidays 2018
We offer 5 ideal places where you can relax on a budget and enjoy quality. May 1 in Ukraine celebrate labor day. To ensure the rational use of working time…

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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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