Cities and Towns

Top 3 best travelling destinations of Ukraine

Lviv (in Ukrainian: Львів) is one of the most picturesque and enchanting cities not only in Ukraine, but also in the whole Europe. Being an indisputable capital of Ukrainian culture and national identity, Lviv has always played a major role in the development of democracy and struggle for Ukraine’s independence. This is the city with a long history, which you can observe in its streets, architecture, scenery and a great deal of wonderful attractions: The Lviv Opera House, The Palace of Counts Potockis, The Chapel of the Boim family, The Dominican Church, The Bernardine Monastery, Lviv City Hall, Pharmacy Museum, Museum of Brewing – there are multiple possibilities for your pastime!

Lviv Ukraine

Lviv is also famous for its coffee shops and pastry shops: after trying out outstanding chocolate from the Lviv Chocolate Factory and having a cup of delicious coffee at Lviv manufacture your soul will be overfilled with joy and pleasure. And don’t forget to observe the breathtaking sceneries of the whole city from the viewing platform of The High Castle Park! Travelling to Lviv has always been a great experience for foreign tourists, because there are lots of tourist signs and signposts to the main sightseeing objects, which will help you find your way around the city. That means that you can never bother about getting lost and simply enjoy yourself! (more…)

Cities and Towns

Kyiv

Kyiv – capital of Ukraine, one of the largest and oldest cities in Europe, is located in the middle flow of the Dnieper River, in northern Naddnipryaschyna. With the population of 2,786,518 people (as of 01/06/2010) and an area of 839 square kilometers, Kiev is a leading cultural, political, financial, socio-economic and scientific center. You can read more about Ukraine on this article here.

Interesting places in Kyiv

In Kiev there are 27 museums, 25 theaters and studios (such as the National Academic Opera and Ballet of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet, Theatre for Young People, the National Academic Drama Theatre, Ivan Franko National Academic Theatre, Russian Drama Lesia Ukrainka Theatre, Theatre on Podil, Kiev young academic Theatre, Kiev State Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the left bank).

Kyiv also has one of the largest planetariums in Europe. (more…)

Food

Classic Foods to Find in Ukraine

If you’re traveling to Ukraine, you might as well check out traditional and modern foods of Ukraine. Most Ukrainians are extremely friendly and they want nothing more than to introduce you to more of their culture. The country is extremely proud of its history. They want people to understand that the historical focus should be on Ukraine, not Russia. Of course, you can’t ignore the terrible historical footprint Russia has left on the country. But if you’re going to talk to people, highlight the significant contributions that Ukrainians have made to art, science, culture, literature, and food.

Speaking of food, why not look at those foods a little more up close? As mentioned in the title, there are some classic foods to check out in Ukraine. Below is a list of foods that you’re most likely to find in the city. Of course, as more money floods the country as a whole, people are feeling confident enough to create more interesting dishes.

Ukrainian borscht

The first food that you’ll most likely encounter would have to be borscht. It’s a very famous soup that’s made with beets primarily, but also includes potatoes, carrots, spinach, and a ton of other things. It’s really an “everything but the kitchen sink” type of soup that’s extremely filling. You’ll find it just about everywhere! (more…)

Travel

Everything You Need to Know about Travelling with E-Cigarettes

The rules on smoking regular cigarettes are normally very straightforward, and most people are quite clear on what is and isn’t allowed. You can’t smoke on a plane, you can’t smoke in public places in many countries and you have to be a certain age in order to purchase them. However, when travelling with e-cigarettes, things might be slightly different. Here is everything you need to know about taking e-cigarettes on your travels.

  1. Rules and Regulations

Depending on which country you’re going to, the rules and regulations regarding e-cigarettes might be different. Just because you can smoke them in your home country doesn’t mean that you can smoke them on an entirely different continent. In Brazil, smoking e-cigarettes is not allowed, whereas it’s perfectly legal in Afghanistan. Before leaving for your trip, check out the specific smoking laws of the particular country that you’re travelling to.

traveling with e cigarettes

  1. Smoking on a plane

Unfortunately, most airlines don’t allow you to smoke on the actual plane, even if it’s an e-cigarette. Some airlines will even go so far as to have you arrested for doing it, so don’t take a chance. You can take your E-Cigarettes with you on the plane, but most airlines will instruct you to take the batteries in your hand luggage. If you’re taking e-liquid with you on your travels, make sure that it is under the 100ml liquid limit if you want it to go in your carry-on bag. (more…)