Best of Ukrainian cheese: 12+1 cheese factories of the Lviv Land
Among Ukrainian traditional food, Ukrainian craft cheese is gaining popularity. It is more expensive, but natural: free from fatty oils and chemicals. Demand for this cheese exceeds the supply, and that makes family cheese factories develop the production and offer a bigger and bigger assortment. Besides that, craft cheese factories are generally opened for visitors and they offer excursions and cheese tasting to their guests. If you are thinking what to buy in Ukraine to bring home – Ukrainian cheese is an excellent option. If you…
Hutsul clothing – A mirror image of natural beauty
The Hutsul Land is the symbol of abundant life in every way it can be abundant. The pristine beauty of the Carpathian Mountains, forests and lakes created the lifestyle pattern of the Hutsuls. All the spheres of everyday life and folklore traditions of the Carpathian Druids absorbed the art of living in harmony with nature and feeling it alive even in grass and stones. Colorful Hutsul clothing is also soaked with the beauty of the surrounding. Vivid natural colors of the Carpathians found their reflection…
Authentic Ukrainian cheese: 12 Cheese-making Dairies in Transcarpathia
This article is dedicated to best cheese factories in Transcarpathia region. If you are travelling to Lviv and are interested in cheese factories of Lviv region, you can read Best of Ukrainian cheese: 12+1 cheese factories of the Lviv Land . The art of cheese-making originated about 8 thousand years ago in South-West Asia. Since then, the world has produced more than 2,000 types of cheese, only in the heart of cheese-making – France –  more than 400 types are made. Despite the fact there are a…
Winter holidays in Ukraine: immersion in Carpathian fairy-tale
What to do in winter in Ukraine? Winter is the right time to get out of home. One may think this season is grey and dull. Probably you have not found your holiday destination yet? Traveling is a perfect way to brighten up life. Winter holidays in the Carpathians encompass vivid emotions and unforgettable impressions. With picturesque mountain landscapes, traditional food and drinks, historical landmarks, relaxing thermal-baths and natural beauty, Trans-Carpathia is ready to embrace you.  Here are 6 options not to miss during winter…
How Bears live in Shelters in Synevyr, Domazhyr and near Zhytomyr
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…
Lviv. Architecture. Love. Diary of an Odesa Resident.
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. 
Khotyn Fortress – Greatness on the Dniester Banks
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…