Ukraine Off The Beaten Path

  • The famous CO-17 #1.000, Luhansk, Ukraine
    The famous CO-17 #1.000, Luhansk,...
    by hunterV
  • WWII German POW Cemetery
    WWII German POW Cemetery
    by vichatherly
  • WWII German POW Cemetery
    WWII German POW Cemetery
    by vichatherly

Ukraine Off The Beaten Path

  • Kelemen Mikes (1690–1761)

    He was the "Hungarian Goethe", made famous by his Letters from Turkey. With these, he is regarded as one of the first Hungarian prose authors.He was born in Zágon and grew up in Covasna County, Romania. He fought the Habsburg until being forced to flee to the Ottoman Empire. While in Tekirdað, where he lived in exile with the Transylvanian Prince...

  • Unknown Pleasure

    I just returned from Dnepropetrovs'k Ukraine and had the most wonderful time. This is not the usual tourist destination, but a very beautiful and interesting place to see. You can stroll along the Dneper River, visit the opera, enjoy Shevchenko Park and take in the natural beauty of the city and the people. Very affordable place to visit. The...

  • Outside Big Cities

    Outside all big cities there is usually so called green belt consisting of woods and forests. There is such a green belt in Luhansk too. It is called Ostraya Mogila state reserve or a forest-park as we call it. Its total area is 86 hectar.It contains lots of woods, different ravines, streams and forest glades nice for a picnic or a barbeque. This...

  • mountains

    Dear Maciek,Thanks for your reply. Yes, it is exactly what I was trying to say. I actually was trying to find it on the maps but could not because I was not translating to making it look like Wierchnoje Sinevidnoye. So you are saying take a train from Stryj to Mukaczewo to get to Synowodzko???? Are those trains run frequently? What elevation are we...

  • Visit Kiev's Chernobyl Museum

    Kiev's Chernobyl Museum is an interesting (yet tragic) afternoon. The museum, while small, does an excellent job of documenting the tragic events of April 26, 1986. While one can pay for guided tours of the Chernobyl site itself -- located about 100 KM north of Kiev -- the museum is probably safer.Hours of Operation = 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMNote - the...

  • CHERNIVTSY, capital of Bukovina

    CHERNIVTSY, capital of the Bukovina, a little in the shadow of L'viv, an interesting multicultural mix in a frame reminding of a Vienna in a nutshell. See also my Chernivtsy page.KAMENETS-PODILSKI, maybe one of the most interesting sights in the whole country, a great fortified city with Polish, Ukrainian, Armenian, Turkish and even Soviet...

  • Vylkove; Venice Of Ukraine

    This town on the far south of Ukrain, on the border with Romania in the Danube river delta was surely the most interesting place we visited in Ukraine. It seem that in this town, crisscrosed by canals, where the most important vehicle is boat, time stopped long ago. Walk along along canals, take care not to fall into one, or take a boat tour around...

  • Odessa - black sea area!

    hi travelers!i spend 10 days in this off beat area!, cheap to stay, and the place is only for well travelled people who could try to deal with pretty everyday hassel and buzzel!!but if u need tips try to contact me, and definitly u need a russian or ukranian speaking traveller with u!

  • The fortress of Belgorod-Dnestro

    The story of how i got to this fortress i'll tell sometime in a travelogue. It is a slight case of misunderstanding. But i did get here. And it is a marvellous fortress. Big medieval walls, 2 rings of defense without counting the moat. And the defense castle itself with the almost intact 4 tours is enough to satisfy even my appetite for castles....

  • Tarass Chevtchenko

    Cela m'est vraiment bien égal De vivre en Ukraine ou ailleurs. Qu'on m'oublie ou qu'on se souvienne De moi dans ces neiges lointaines Combien cela peut m'être égal ! J'ai dû grandir, esclave, à l'étranger Et sans être pleuré des mien Esclave en pleurant je mourrai En emportant tout avec moi, Ne laissant pas la moindre trace En ce glorieux pays...

  • Camp Myaak on the seashore

    The Sea of Azov is a great location, largely undiscovered by the west. Camp Myaak, about 45 minutes from Melitopol, is a beautiful Christ-centered summer camp that's making a difference in the lives of kids and families alike. It is often available for family drop-ins, and is a great location for church groups to take short-term mission trips.

  • About foreign currency and Grivna

    After the independence of Ukraine the "kypon"was their currency followed by the current "Grivna".There are bills for 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Hryvnias. Coins are called 'kopiyka' for 1, 2 ,5 10, 25, and 50 kopiykas. (1 kopiyka is equal to 1/100 of Hryvnia.) U can take US dollars or Euros with u.The last time in Febr.2002 Euros already were...

  • Berditschew - small town far...

    Berditschew - small town far away from all points of interest, on the railroad from Lviv to Kiyv. You can see the church where Honore de Balzac married a local beauty, old, very picturesque catholic monastery on the riverside hill and an interesting synagogue. Breath the atmosphere of Ukrainian province!

  • Places I've been that you...

    Places I've been that you might miss: Gurzuf, Bakhchiseray, Sudak, Kaniv. Basically when you get out of the four main centres for tourists - Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv and the Bol'shaya Yalta area of Crimea - you'll be the only tourist around and enjoy the freedom that gives you. Anywhere on the steppe around the Dnipro would give you a taste of the rich...

  • BRIDES FROM UKRAINE A comment...

    BRIDES FROM UKRAINE A comment on the phenomenon of Ukraine mail-order brides etc. I am often emailed and asked about 'how to' go about finding a Ukranian wife, as it is a huge phenomenon in America and a huge industry in Ukraine. Literally millions of American men have accessed any one of 1,000 sites online that sell names/address, have pictures,...


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