Bears are considered wild animals, predators, but it is people who are wild and cruel to them. Those who have to take care of animals or, at least, not to interfere or harm, become their tormentors. They keep them at restaurants and circuses as entertainment, but this is ridiculous to laugh at a frail and sick bear which looks in people eyes with a doomed look. Chains, sticks, a narrow cage, bitten tails and paws – these are the realities of the existence of the…
My love for the city of the Lion began in February 2011, when I, a 2nd-year student, first came here with a friend for the Christmas holidays. I believe in love at first sight as I immediately fell in love with its architecture, narrow streets, coffee shops at almost every step, lush gates and lacy decorated stairs inside the old buildings. Thus began my love story with the city.
Aristocratic Tarakaniv fort (the new Dubno fortress) resembles British colonial architecture with its exquisite lines, the same flow of the outline, a great number of arcades and architectural decoration. An excellent landmark of the fortification art of the 19th century located in the suburbs of Tarakaniv village, Rivne oblast, is abandoned today, and thus is the most mystic destination in Ukraine.
Many people don’t know that much about Ukraine, other than maybe the flag and the fact its near Russia. So here are 12 interesting facts about the country!
Upon arriving in Lviv a week ago, I was introduced to a very beautiful and truly European side of Ukraine. The city marries a warm, romantic ambience, with a vibrant, active social scene to create a truly multicultural and rich atmosphere, that should challenge the likes of Paris, Barcelona, Budapest and Prague in its popularity.
From a distance, it is small and insignificant. Up close, it is enormous and impressive. Its thick walls reached 6 meters in the 15th century! Its height is 40 meters. Then, in the 15th century, it looked like a 14-storey building! And what are worth those patterns on walls?! And thank God, we can not only write about it but also see first-hand and feel all the greatness of Khotyn fortress, which is one of the seven wonders of Ukraine. Unlike other castles and fortresses…
Have you ever tried coffee with M&Ms, cookies or snickers all in one glass? Or have you ever gone down to the coffee mine? If you haven’t, then you should visit Lviv. Here the way of serving coffee will undoubtedly surprise you. Along with the traditional coffee made on the sand as they do in “Virmenka”, in Lviv, they also make coffee with the help of manual coffee makers – Chemex, Siphon, AeroPress, Pourover and Cold-Brew. Too many unfamiliar words? When it comes to Lviv…
No matter what the history this or that castle has, each hosts its own ghosts or at least legends about them. Although many may be sceptical of such stories, it is, nonetheless, always interesting to listen to tales about these mysteries. Western Ukraine is home to many stone fortresses of the previous centuries. We’ve listed the most beautiful ones castles in the Lviv area. The castles we describe in this article are easily accessible and you can visit them taking a day trip from Lviv.
They say the higher you get up the mountain, the closer you get to God. So where else can you better feel the spirit of Christmas than in the mountains? Christmas in the Carpathians is like a journey into a fairy tale, to a world in which you forget about everyday worries, and immerse yourself in quiet reflection on kindness and human values.
Ukraine is home to the biggest number of wooden tserkvas (churches) in the world, more than 2500. They impress with shapes, perfection, diversity and a wonderful combination of construction and beauty. Ukrainian wooden churches fascinate with their harmony and beautifully contribute to their landscapes. They are important landmarks in our country and withnesses of rich Ukrainian history.