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After Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014, a posh mansion near Kyiv in Novi Petrivci village opened its doors for the wide public. Of course, we are talking about Mezhihirya, the famous residence of Ukrainian ex-president Victor Yanukovych, who escaped from Ukraine after the tragic events that took place in Kyiv in winter 2014. Nowadays, this luxury building with beautiful surrounding park, which was assigned the status of National Park and Museum of Corruption, and is well-known as Yanukovych House, welcomes everyone interested for an excursion.

Some caring pet owners do not want to leave their cat, dog or other animal alone even when going abroad. If there is no possibility to give pet to friends or bring it to a pet hotel, the only option left is to take it with you to your trip. Travelling with pet can be exciting and funny, but sometimes it is not so easy to find a place where you are allowed to stay with a fluffy friend. Check out pet friendly hotels in Kyiv, where guests are welcome together with their pets.

Odesa is a popular travel destination among Ukrainians and foreigners, a major city with sea access and incredible mix of cultures, and home to one million people. Find out more about the recent prices and cost of living in one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine - Odesa.

For the most comfortable and memorable stay in Odesa, "Destinations" picked top-5 hotels with the best access to the city center, sightseeing spots, and the Black Sea coast.

Using railway is surely one of the best ways to travel throughout Ukraine. Thousands of travelers buy train tickets every day, but hardly one of them knows the whole range of services included in the ticket price. Trust us: there are some very useful life hacks hidden in Ukrainian railway tickets. Check out the list of free services of Ukrainian railways, which you have never been told about at ticket desk or on a train.

Depositphotos photobank named top 10 Ukranian locations photos of which were downloaded most often during last year. These are most popular Ukrainian destinations with urban vistas, breathtaking views of the mountains and architectural landmarks.

Peyzazhna sculpture alley is one of the most unique and bright places in Kiev, impressing locals and guests of the city with its special miraculous atmosphere. Creative benches and contemporary sculptures, marvelous wall decorations and playgrounds with fairy tale characters on Peyzazhna sculpture alley in Kiev will make you feel like in a real wonderland. This interesting sight is located in the very heart of Ukrainian capital near famous Andryiivsky Descent and Historical museum.

Childhood is the period when kids try themselves in diverse arts, play interesting games, study basics of foreign languages and learn to socialize. It is perfect when caring parents have time to help their child in these special years, but assistance of professionals and interaction with other kids in a group might be also very useful. Let us check out the best centers for child development in Kyiv, where kids evolve their intellectual skills and creativity, having fun at the same time.

Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic midscale hotel brand of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, today announces the opening of the first Park Inn by Radisson Troyitska in Kyiv. This is Carlson Rezidor’s fourth hotel in Ukraine and third in Kyiv city.

You can feel it in the air - the profound seasonal change - when the wind chills and the landscape is painted with red and orange foliage. There’s nothing better than exploring Lviv’s fall foliage. This city gets exceptionally beautiful in autumn and «Destinations» gathered together top city’s destinations that look most beautiful with the arrival of fall.

Autumn's crisp air and bright colors inspire travelers to embrace the outdoors. Cooler weather makes it an ideal time to take a hike or road trip to admire the fall foliage. And Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains is one of the first fall destinations that comes to mind, with its picturesque small villages and rolling hills blanketed in red and yellow leaves.

When coming to Ukraine, foreigners usually want to learn local language, which will help them to communicate with new friends and business partners. Along with Ukrainian language, many people also would like to learn basics of Russian. Check out Ukrainian and Russian language courses in Kiev, where you can study new language from the beginner`s level or develop skills that you already have.

On September 30th, 2017 Kyiv dwellers will have a chance to take part in the very unusual city walking tour, the night tour. The route lies through the whole city and is over 10 km long.

Clipping the country's southwest corner, the Carpathian arc has endowed Ukraine with a crinkled region of forested hills and fast-flowing rivers that feel a continent away from the flatness of the steppe. This is the land of the Hutsuls, whose colourful folk culture is laced through thin villages stretching languidly along wide valley floors. These are the highest and most picturesque mountain peaks of Ukraine.

Ukraine has a lot to offer couples who are considering having their engagement or wedding celebrations here. «Destinations» rounds up some of the best locations around the country to hold that very special event. We’ll be covering hotels, churches, parks and pavilions to give you the greatest variety of beautiful locations for your dream wedding in Ukraine.

Autumn is undoubtedly the favorite season for all fans of picking mushrooms. This time, lovers of quiet hunt all are especially lucky, because these years` harvest of mushrooms seems to break all records. Check out locations not far from Kyiv, where you are guaranteed to gather a whole basket of delicious mushrooms.

For train enthusiasts and height-haters «Destinations» gathered together some up-to-date information on new international destinations that can be reached by train from now on. Ukrainian Railways Ukrzaliznytsia added quite a number of new trains that will connect major Ukrainian cities with key European cities.

Many travelers and even native Kyiv dwellers feel surprised when they hear that a large fortress is located in the very center of Ukrainian capital. However, it is true, and those who are interested can find this historical place, hidden in the labyrinth of Pechersk district streets. Kosoy Kaponir fortress, situated near Kyiv military hospital, impresses visitors with its significant size and spectacular views. Let us consider the history of this unique location.

When coming to a new country, is it very useful to know special features of its dwellers` character in advance. This knowledge will surely help to avoid confusing situations and to establish good relations with everyone. We all know that Italians are open and emotional, Norwegians are calm and strong-willed, Germans are practical and serious… And what about Ukrainians?

There’s no shortage of zoos in Ukraine, with plenty of opportunities to hang out with the animal kingdom. But which ones are the best? Many of Ukrainian zoological parks still have a long way to go in order to reach European standards; some of the facilities have already started that process. «Destinations» offers some handy information on the best zoos in Ukraine.

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