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Ukraine is a beautiful country with the geographical center of Europe located in it. It has a rich culture and kind people – proud Ukrainians who are ready to share their cultural heritage with others. Ukrainian has a long history of development.

Mural is an art form that has been spreading internationally like a wildfire. It has been popularized in Ukraine only recently. It didn't prevent local artists from polishing their skills quickly and climbing on the international level – thus, in 2017, three Ukrainian murals appeared in the top rating of the best world murals, successfully grabbing the attention of both judges and public. There's a false idea that Kyiv is the only city full of unexpected paintings on the walls, but in reality, Lviv has just as much – if not more – to show. Let's check it out.

Those who are going to stay in Kyiv for a short or long-term period always wonder about cost of living in the city and the best districts for renting or buying an apartment. We have some good news: according to international rates, Kyiv is considered as one of the cheapest cities in the world! Let`s compare Kyiv prices with other cities and learn which Kyiv district is the best to live in.

Ukraine is a homeland of many brilliant inventors, who made great contributions to the world science and technology. These men achieved excellent results in such fields as space, aviation, medicine, cybernetics, geology, biology and other. Let us consider brief biographies of the best-known Ukrainian scientists and inventors.

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, has an extensive and rapidly developing transportation infrastructure serving local public needs and facilitating external passenger traffic. To make the use of the public transport system more user-friendly and convenient, Kyiv launches electronic ticketing system within entire communal transport infrastructure.

Staying for a few nights in a hotel may sound like a routine for an experienced traveler – but fortunately, there is always a way to turn an ordinary thing into something enjoyable and exciting! Those who are travelling around Ukraine may book a stay in unusual hotels with unique concept and design in different parts of the country. Let`s discover the most exotic hotels in Ukraine worth visiting.

The main purpose of No Waste Ukraine (Ukrayina Bez Smittya) social project is to improve the conditions of environment, involving citizens into waste sorting. Sorting unloads landfill sites and contributes into development of recyclable materials processing market in Ukraine. Nowadays, the project activity areas are far beyond resolving waste problem, and include drinking water quality, clearness of air in cities, hazardous emissions in natural water reservoirs as well as many other ones.

Lviv holds the status of tourist mecca in Ukraine for many years. The narrow winding streets, famous chocolate and coffee, spirit of the old times and city's undeniable charm lure in thousands each year. What if you've seen it all? There are some unexpected places that Lviv has up its sleeve.

"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.

Ukraine's promptly developing history is being carefully documented in all social networks imaginable, as well as newspapers. Mostly published Ukrainian or Russian, they reflect on the news from the world of politics, economics or urban life. However, English speaking newspapers in Ukraine also exist. See which ones are currently the most popular.

If you dearly miss the usual abundance of snow in Ukraine, worry not: you can always count on the Carpathians. Fluffy mountains and breathtaking views are ready to embrace you at any time of the year, but winter is truly their time to shine. Pick a destination with our top ten for winter 2018.

«Under the Black Eagle» is the oldest operating pharmacy in Ukraine. It is located in the heart of the city, on the corner of Drukarska street and Rynok Square. This is now a pharmaceutical museum as well as full-functioning pharmacy.

Winter in Kyiv can be entertaining or draining, which depends much on the weather outside and the way the days are spent. While not always blessed with snow, winter surely brings magic – discoveries, sometimes unexpected, and, of course, travel. See what you can explore on a weekend around the capital!

Starting a new year with big dreams and positive expectations is always a right decision, and in 2018, we are lucky to have good reasons for it. This year, people in Ukraine impatiently await for many positive changes that have been recently announced in mass media. In 2018, life of Ukraine will positively change in many ways, bringing the country closer to the highest world`s standards. Let us discover the most expected upcoming events in Ukraine 2018.

During last few years, Kyiv has been rapidly developing and becoming more and more attractive and comfortable city for its dwellers and guests. The year 2017 was undoubtedly an important period that  brought many significant changes to the life of Ukrainian capital. Let`s sum up which 2017 noticeable changes in Kyiv took the city closer to the standards of a highly-developed European metropolis.

The Telegraph, influential British editorial, gathered together 12 most exciting new routes where travelers are highly recommended to fly in 2018. The world gets smaller and smaller every year as friendly pan-global airlines stretch their reach further and further across the planet. And 2018 will be no different with a host of carriers serving the UK announcing new flight routes to woo British travelers.

In just few days many Ukrainians will celebrate Orthodox Christmas. In Ukraine Christmas is the most important family holiday of the whole year full of very interesting ancient traditions and rituals. One of the most known Christmas tradition in Ukraine is bringing the «Dudukh» home for Christmas Eve dinner. If you happen to be in Ukraine (especially Western part of the country) for Christmas, you will definitely see many Didukhs in various forms and shapes on the streets, in the restaurants and hotels as well as homes of many locals. «Destinations» would like to tell you a short story of this ancient local tradition.

The FOLK UKRAINE team became the official organizer of the New Year 2018 at Sofia Square in Kyiv. This year natural Christmas Tree located in the historical heart of the capital can be considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

The flow of people travelling in and out Ukraine for tourist, business and personal purposes is constantly growing, so airline companies quickly adjust to the new conditions. Recently many companies have announced new comfortable and reasonably priced airline routes in and out the country. Let`s check out the latest offerings on the new international flights in Ukraine.

When it comes to New Year celebration, people around the globe have some of the strangest New Year’s traditions.  In many countries, there’s a shared belief that specific actions taken on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day—or at the stroke of midnight when one becomes the other—can influence the fate of the months ahead. «Destinations» gathered together some of the most bizarre New Year Traditions from around the world.

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