EVENTS

New 2018 year is coming, and it will surely delight us with numerous bright and exciting cultural festivals. Though the most of art and music events are usually announced shortly before the date, the largest and the most influential Ukrainian festivals have already presented interesting information on their new upcoming programs. So which main cultural events 2018 are mostly awaited in Ukraine? Let`s check out!

Fine dining

Early morning is the best time to capture the real vibe of the city you go to or live in. Still streets and quiet roads waking up, filled with hurried passers-by, the ringing of phones and cars honking, that one morning coffee you've promised to cut on for the past few years – there's an inexplicable charm in the mornings we tend to miss out. Lviv is the city where it could be truly felt with each fiber of the soul. While coffee is a good way to start the day, let's not forget about breakfast, and see where you can have it served best.

Travel

"New year, new me"? Looks like Kyiv has taken this resolution quite seriously. In 2018, we will witness a series of urban projects, some of them long-awaited. New metro station, reconstruction of parks and public spaces, implementation of bicycle tracks (finally!)...See what else is there to expect this year in Ukraine's capital.

Art

A growing number of Ukrainian musicians considers Europe and America as the target market. The number of groups, whose tour schedules include not only Ukrainian cities, is constantly growing. «Destinations» gathered a list of Ukrainian bands who have made a big international break-through in recent years.

Shopping

Shopping spots in Lviv now boast something for every budget from classy and pricey shops selling designer clothes to more affordable shopping malls selling mass-market popular brands. With Soviet-era austerity now a thing of the past, you can enjoy pleasant shopping experience in Lviv. In recent years Lviv turned into shopping destination of Western Ukraine with impressive selection of brand’s boutiques, shopping malls and pop-up fashion fairs.

Wellness

It is hard to imagine the modern world without wonders of technology. Not only the work we do, but also how we spend our free time, is heavily affected by tech appliances. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't know where to draw the line. Regulating the use of electronic devices is a tip number one we always hear from ophthalmologists. If you are concerned about your sight, or simply want a checkup at a reliable specialist, we offer you the top-5 best eye clinics in Kiev.

Real estate

Shelter - is one of our most basic needs. Accommodation is going to be the first thing you must find in Kyiv right after you book your tickets, so here are some handy tips and some Ukrainian real estate sites in English to keep you off the streets at night.

Cars & Boats

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Winter conditions in Ukraine can be unpredictable, however most of the techniques required in any cold environments are common sense. «Destinations» rounded up some guidelines that can help you stay safe when driving in adverse winter conditions.

Faces

Olga Businello: Woman’s Approach to a Serious Business

We met with Olga Businello in Kyiv after her long day of flights, but, nevertheless, her eyes were shining and her smile sincerely welcomed me. It was her first visit to Ukraine. This strong and at the same time tender woman is the Manager of a huge Valpolicella wine consortium, that includes more than 2000 wineries and production companies  famous all over the world with its Amarone wine. She was the first lady in Italy and in Europe who got that high position. Daily challenges made her the highly professional manager of a serious business. And today this wonderful woman discovers Ukraine.

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