Specialized magazine National Geographic named the most underrated tourist destinations in the Mediterranean basin, which are definitely worth a visit.
As the newspaper notes, traditionally cities such as Rome or Barcelona are considered the most popular among tourists, and this is well deserved. However, these two cities can also be an ideal starting point for a more detailed study of the culture and traditions of other regions of the Mediterranean coast, where you can also find a lot of interesting things.
Top 5 cities in the Mediterranean region that are worth a visit are published on the National Geographic Travel website. Continue reading
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
The Lemkovskaya Usadba Museum in Zarichev opens the door to Lemki, a lost paradise – representatives of an ethnic group, which, due to the historical upheavals of the last century, has become a symbol of exiles from their native land.
We climb a mountain in a village where there is a blue, thatched hut. It is striking how long it is – according to tradition, lemki built residential and farm buildings (stable, shed) under one roof in a row. While getting to the threshold, the song “Smerekova hut on cool mountains” sounds in my thoughts. And although the hut is not Smerekova, and the mountain is not too steep, this song comes to the moment, because that’s how lemons come to this museum: like a parent’s hut. Like in his childhood – where there was a similar hut in a row covered with straw, where it smelled of smoke and mother’s food …
A Hut That Smells Of Childhood
Lemkovskaya manor- This hut was built in 1902, – the current mistress (you can not name otherwise) of this hut meets Mrs. Lyuba Pekar, the head of the Lemkovskaya manor ethnographic museum. – That’s what it says on the central beam. Zarichevsky landlord Kovach came here for a housewarming party with his family after Veil – then the custom ordered to move to a new hut precisely in the autumn period: when it is full in the barn and bins, the order in the yard and garden. Continue reading