Swamp, the poor and rainbow tourism
Transcarpathians would not be Transcarpathians if they did not try to show with all the fibers of their broad souls that they have - even half a tree, half a…

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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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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?…

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This road needs

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 Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. There are more than a million of them and this is the most unprotected layer of the population, practically not in contact with civilization.

Close your eyes and imagine the paradise of our planet. Warm water shimmers with 50 shades of blue and caresses the white sand. Flocks of colored fish and sea turtles go around your boat, approaching an island with spreading palm trees at low speed. An ideal picture of a place where there are no problems, city bustle and the passage of time and where there is no mobile connection. Continue reading

Shukhov Tower

Today’s “Point on the map” is indicated by a remarkable piece of engineering art of the early twentieth century – one of the surviving towers of Shukhov in Nikolaev

The Northern Black Sea region, where Nikolaev is located, always suffered from a lack of water. People who lived in these parts, differently adapted to this problem. There were natural sources, they used a certain time. But they also had a limited supply of water and dried up from time to time. Therefore, when at the beginning of the twentieth century Nikolaev as a city began to grow and develop, it became clear that he needed a constant water supply on an industrial basis. Continue reading

Thresholds or roads? What fate awaits the Black Cheremosh

In early June, in the mountain village of Bystrets, in the Verkhovynsky district in the Carpathian region, shore protection work began on the Black Cheremosh. This caused serious concern among public activists who are convinced that this work is being carried out in violation and may become an obstacle to rafting, a favorite tourist attraction in the Carpathians.

Cheremoshfest in the Carpathians

Andrey Melnichuk founded the CheremoshFest eco-tourism festival in 2013. The art event, says Andrei, gathered everyone for whom the territory of the Black Cheremosh is especially valuable. Most of the participants of the festival, as well as the organizers, are engaged in rafting (high-speed rafting on a mountain river in an inflatable boat. – Auth.). They are convinced that mountain rivers must be preserved in their natural form. The last time the festival near Cheremosh took place in 2015. Then he raised the question of creating a hydrological reserve here. Continue reading

Swamp, the poor and rainbow tourism
Transcarpathians would not be Transcarpathians if they did not try to show with all the fibers of their broad souls that they have - even half a tree, half a…

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Parent hut for the exiled lem
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,…

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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…

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Glass apples in Strasbourg
In 1570, in the center of Strasbourg, near the Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, the first Christmas market was held. In those days, it was held only a few days,…

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