Travel

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ETHNIC UKRAINIAN DRINKS

Whether it is freezing cold or steaming hot, holidays or weekdays, childhood or adulthood, no matter what it is, the human body largely consists of water. And to quench our thirst we need a consistent intake of refreshing drinks, energizing basics for healthy nutrition. This is when we turn to nature-inspired traditional Ukrainian beverages. Over […]

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TEA CULTURE NYC

“Teapuccino, please.” Do you prefer yours with black, green or red tea? Who thought drinking tea in New York City would become a hot trend? While Americans were discovering the art of drinking fine coffee and debating over the best coffee brewing methods (Oh, let’s not forget the importance of sustainably grown beans!), tea remained […]

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PICNIC IN NEW YORK

We can’t wait for the summer to start complaining about the heat in the city. To be fair, summers in the city can be exhausting. There are options like numerous public and private pools, air-conditioned escapes in museums and, of course, picnics in the park. Restaurants with outdoor spaces are particularly popular, bringing us a […]

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GOLDEN DOMES OF KYIV

Kyiv has always been known for its beautiful and legendary “golden domes.” Thousands of tourists each year strive to see and feel the holy presence in the capital of Ukraine. Each church is located in quiet and unique place of the city, with its own territory and sanctuary. The history behind these churches is unique […]

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AWESOME UKRAINE

KALYNA The way Ukrainian people treat kalyna (i.e. Guelder Rose, Snowball Tree) is truly a secret ritual. Once you leave the boundaries of big cities and find yourself at the countryside, you will inadvertently see these merry bright bushes, decorated with tassels of red berries. It is almost impossible to find a home without kalyna […]

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MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING

One of the most popular spaces in New York during the summer is an outdoor summer stage and dance floor at Lincoln Center’s performing arts complex, more specifically, in Damrosch Park, at Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street. In the summer of 2016, this three-week dance marathon, called “Midsummer Night Swing,” will open its 28th […]

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10 AMAZING SITES IN WESTERN UKRAINE

A real treasure trove seamlessly weaves together valued traditions with modernity, such as having helpful visitor centers, unique architectural monuments, and an emphasis on nature. That would be Western Ukraine. It seems like almost every area of this region has a remarkable story to “tell” its visitor. Below are places that hold particular charm, where […]

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AWESOME UKRAINE

Pysanka From ancient times, Easter eggs have carried deep symbolism. Easter eggs are considered a source of life by many nations around the world. Pysankarstvo is the art of decorating Easter eggs with traditional symbols by applying wax and dyes in layers. This is an ancient form of art. Archeological evidence shows that pysankarstvo was […]

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ANNA YAROSLAVNA / ANNE OF KYIV

The name Anne of Kyiv is well known to those interested in Ukrainian history. She was the daughter of Grand Prince of Kyiv Yaroslav the Wise and his wife Ingegerd (daughter of the King of Scotland and Sweden). Anna, a beautiful and intelligent woman, was the wife of French King Henry I (Henry I of […]

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WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN

Thick, white, long-lasting, frothy, foam… every possible shade of amber, from the slightest hue of transparent green to rich honey… intoxicating malt aroma… These are all signs of fresh, high quality beer. Many regions of Ukraine are well known for their time-honored brewing traditions, yet thoughts of established breweries may remind us of the grey […]