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Favorite thing: During my internship in the United States I browsed the stores in the main street of Madison, WI, and came across a travel book “Let’s go Europe-1999” in a bookstore.
I read the 1999 Thoughts About Ukraine in that book and couldn’t help laughing, although the things I read about Ukraine were all negative. They were all in the cold war spirit of ideological struggle, which was not fair. I gather the author must have had a bad experience here, hence such a ruthless travel article.
Here is a quote from that book,
“There is nothing quaint or pretty about a nation in as deep as crisis as Ukraine’s.
There are treasures here, but you’ll have to find them yourself because Ukraine, with enough troubles of its own, isn’t inclined to play host.”
“Let’s go Europe-1999”, 976 pages
Publisher: Let's Go Publications; 1st edition (December 1, 1998)
I do hope the 2012 edition of that travel book radiates a more positive and unbiased attitude.
Thank God now we have such a powerful travel information resource as VT!
Long live VT!~
Updated Mar 9, 2013
Favorite thing: Best sight and attraction in Ukraine
Fondest memory: Seven best Ukrainian sights and attractions. Cheap travel exotic is not far?!
Updated Mar 4, 2013
This is supposed to be your 'Favorite Memory' tip of Kiev. This is my most vivid memory I will give you that. Not a fond memory - a vivid one. I was here quite a few years ago. So the picture isn't that great. I had been walking towards the Peoples Friendship Arch and watching Bridal parties taking turns to take pictures with each other and the beautiful skyline of Kiev. As I came closer I looked off to the left and saw him.
Crazy Pigeon Man!
The stupid bastard was covered in Pigeons and asking people to take his photo. Of course he wanted money as well.
Its been a few years since this guy had the avian version of rats and the unfathomable need to encourage airborne turds landing on him and paying patrons with cameras nearby.
Let us look at the cold, hard, facts:
Three human diseases are known to be associated with pigeon droppings: Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, and Psittacosis.
Are they fatal? I hope so. That and the passage of time should have hopefully seen this guy off. Imagine this rodents pooing all over a nearby Bridal party on their Wedding Day !!!!
Updated Dec 6, 2012
Favorite thing: Hi, if this is still not resolved let me know.
I don't live there but visit pretty often and have a bunch of friends in Rivne.
Fondest memory: I was born and do live in Ukraine. Go ahead and ask whatever you need to know in Ukraine me or my son both speak a few languages and do interact with our international friends a lot.
So don't hesitate to contact us. Alex/Alex Jr.
Written May 31, 2012
Favorite thing: This is a great country with a long history, you will see the medieval castles in the west (Chernovtsy, Lviv), noble palaces in Kyiv and Crimea, industrial landscapes on the east and plenty of small villages and towns in orchards and green fields of wheat and sunflowers.
What to do in Ukraine? :) Sightseeing! Eating national food - pancakes, borshch, fruit dumplings, pork fat (salo), drinking local beer and wine! Diving in Black sea (Crimea), hiking in Carpathian and Crimea mountains!
Loving Ukraine we have selected the best places to see and put them with photos, addresses and descriptions together. This is the result of work of many people who want you to see the beauty of Ukraine.
The free FanTravel app is already available for download via Android Apps on Google Play and at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
For travelers: don't be afraid to use ATMs to get local currency; ask young people to help with English; tips in cafes/restaurants 10% only if you wish.
Fondest memory: The clean and cold water in Prut river in Carpathian mountains, tall evergreen fir-trees and snow in Bukovel (skiing and boarding).
The greatest coffee (kava) in L'viv cafe and delicious deserts in Tsukernya on Armianskaya street, near the Rynok square.
The multi-color stones on the beach of Violent cape near the Sevastopol.
The golden heads of Andriivska Church in Kyiv and the saint spirit of Sophia Church and Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra.
The creativity and energy of students' life in Kharkov.
The green hills of childhood in Donetsk region.
Visit Ukraine! You will find something special for you to remember!
Written May 28, 2012
Favorite thing: I suggest that you buy a nice tour guide for your trip here is once in English with tons of useful info an links:
Fondest memory: snowboarding in Slavsko
Written May 17, 2012
Favorite thing: Places near Odessa. Bilgorod-Dnistrovskiy http://odisej2012.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Akkermanskaya_26.jpg
Ukrainian village Vilkove like Venice http://www.vokrugsveta.com/body/nasledie/vilkovo/vilkovo_23.jpg http://www.sputnik.ck.ua/themes/sputnik_theme/files/Vilkovo/85752.jpg
Written May 8, 2012
Favorite thing: Focus magazine published its annual rating The Best Cities for Life in Ukraine.
The rating was held among one hundred Ukrainian cities.
Here are top ten best cities for life in Ukraine according to “Focus” magazine:
There were fourteen criteria of rating of the best Ukrainian cities.
Here are some of the criteria:
- business and education potential;
- communal services;
- the level of cultural arrangements;
- tourist attraction.
Fondest memory: visiting some of those best cities ...
Updated Jun 10, 2011
Favorite thing: James F.Coughlin,
a Canadian historian,
wrote some nice words about the Ukrainians.
I liked his words and can say they are true.
This is what he wrote:
As colonizers in different parts of the world, the Ukrainians are showing their desirable qualities. They readily take to their new lands, ever improving and extending, and try to maintain a peaceful attitude and a high standard with all other nationalities. They possess strong and robust physiques, which adapt them to any geographical location. They are also gifted with large families and a patriotic fervor, which ensure the perpetuation of their race, ideals and culture.
Updated May 25, 2011
Favorite thing: Khreshchatyk,
the capital's main street,
is where I would take you first in the Ukrainian capital and from there to the Dnipro embankment located on the hills.
There is a beautiful view of the city from there.
Fondest memory: Visiting Crimea and walking in the Crimean Mountains and in the cities on the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula.
Updated May 25, 2011
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