Experiences

The end of April is almost here, and weekend calls for adventures. After all, we did spend the whole winter tucked away in cozy apartments in front of laptops watching Netflix. It’s high time to explore what Kyiv has in store. To give a hint, numerous concerts of hip-hop and orchestras, festivals and jazz music with cocktails are awaiting.

A quick-fire quiz of successful foreigners in Ukraine. Hopefully, their answers will inspire and help entrepreneurs from abroad to set up business in our country.

The sole beginning of 2018 was met with wonderful news: more international destinations accessible by train, additional trains on holidays and user-friendly ticket booking system. This month, Ukrainian Railways added one more out-of-Ukraine destination that can be accessed by train. Let’s have a look!

Is it safe to travel to Ukraine? Those who are going to visit Ukraine for the first time always have numerous questions about safety in the country. It is no surprise: judging from the world mass media, Ukraine has quite an ambiguous image. On the one hand, it looks as a fast-evolving country with friendly people and beautiful nature, regularly hosting important events; but on the other hand, it may seem a corrupted country with significant crime rate and a war conflict in the East. Let`s distinguish truth and fiction about travelling to Ukraine.

Sometimes the enthusiasm of the upcoming trip can be dissolved by the sole fact that you need to gather a ton of information, and then decide whether it’s actually useful or not. When it comes to Ukraine, some sites providing crucial tips are available only in Ukrainian or Russian, preventing from being carefully and fully prepared. Destinations gathered the essential information and tips in a guide on travel requirements to get to Ukraine from Canada.

For Ukraine, 2017 was graced with amazing news concerning a visa regime with the countries of European Union. Finally, Ukrainians may travel freely without the need to obtain a visa. For citizens of most countries in the world who want to travel in Ukraine, the same situation is true. Though, what about those who come for work or studies? Destinations answers how to get a visa to Ukraine in these cases.

In December 2017, Kyiv was processing unusual news: Kyiv Metro decided to sell two decommissioned cars on the Ukrainian auction ProZorro. While not many believed in the happy ending for this idea, the lot found its owner. Now, one of the former subway cars will become a hostel. Let’s see how it’ll look like, and find out the fate of the second car.

The coming of spring is a pleasure for any dog as well as for its owner: it brings warm weather and so many opportunities for joyful walks outside. As for spring 2018 in Kyiv, it is going to delight dog fans and their lovely pets more than just with good weather and long strolls in green parks! What about a picnic, a rally or a dance together with your fluffy buddy? This spring all dogs and their owners are welcome to take part in exciting dog-friendly events in Kyiv.

New flights to and from Ukraine pop up almost every week since the grand announcement of Ryanair airlines finally officially entering Ukrainian market. Let’s check out which destinations are now in store, thanks to the low-cost airlines like Ryanair and WizzAir, and other exciting news concerning flights to/from Ukraine.

To many people Ukrainians are known for their immense love of freedom, and gentle love about their home. It is true considering not only abstract concepts, but also love between people — romance in Ukraine can be quite ardent due to the specifics of national character. Sure enough, ways to show affection differ from person to person, and from region to region, that’s why we gathered love quotes by famous Ukrainian people that might give a better understanding what it means to love (“кохати”).

Hurrem Sultan, also known under the name Roksolana, was the wife of famous Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Magnificent. She became the first woman in the history of the East who shared the right of ruling the Empire with her husband. Roksolana, born in Ukraine in the beginning of the XVI century, was captured and conveyed to the harem of Suleiman at the age of 15. Unbelievably beautiful and smart girl quickly won heart of the great Sultan. Roksolana was not just the beloved favorite of the Emperor – that wise and well-educated woman was also an important person in the political life of the Empire and an introducer of numerous charity projects.

Ukraine has become home for many expats from different parts of the world: those who came here to start a business, transferred to international departments of their companies, or simply visited once and decided this country would be their future home. Naturally, such a large community can't exist without informal organizations, which allow expats to communicate, share experience, find business ties and new friends. To name but a few, Fryday, The Big Meet, and many others are popular in Ukraine. One of them is a big international community InterNations.

Apart from magnificent architecture and charming atmosphere, Lviv is also famous for numerous city legends. Most of these stories are about love, and it`s not surprising: in the ХVI-XVII centuries Lviv was well-known as a city with girls so amazingly beautiful that men completely lost their heads. Maybe, each of these legends contains a grain of truth as well as a little flavor of fantasy that makes a story way more exciting.

In Ukraine, trains are an incredibly popular means of transport — sometimes so popular, you blink once and tickets are sold out in an hour, especially during holidays. Luckily, Ukrzailznytsia regularly upgrades their services and adds more train destinations. Destinations gathered a digest of railway news as of March 2018.

Ukrainian traditional music is mostly known for folk songs lyrics and strong voices. Often many peculiar instruments are left in shade, even the ones you can’t imagine in Ukrainian culture. One of them is bandura, which charmed millions throughout history with its rich sound; it has a strong influence on music, not only in traditions, but also on contemporary musicians. Let’s find out more about this Ukrainian traditional music instrument.

Each month the capital of Ukraine hears of dozens of fine dining spots openings, a bunch of concert announcements and new directions of low-cost airlines. There are, however, important things that often stay in the shadows — new identic, metro stations renaming and Kyiv navigation projects. That's why Destinations have gathered a digest of urban life news in Kyiv.

Higher education in Ukraine has been highly valued since the times of the Soviet Union: best professors with years of experience in their area passed knowledge to a younger generation of students. Nowadays, Ukraine is promptly catching up with the world standards of education and involves new technologies, as well as modern information basis, into the studies at educational institutions. International students among others are encouraged to study in Ukraine — let's find out more about it.

2018 has only just begun, yet regularly graces travelers with wonderful news: Ryanair finally comes to Ukraine (this time for real), regular and low-cost airlines add flights from various Ukrainian cities, and Boryspil now will be accessible with a train. Destinations gathered a digest of March news for avid travelers.

Often called a real Tony Stark of the 21-st century, Elon Musk started his way with a popular PayPal service and nowadays regularly astonishes people with popularizing electrocars and even launching them into space. One of his latest highly-advanced transportation projects, Hyperloop, may appear in Ukraine.

Latest years full of various reforms, startup ideas and public initiatives made Kyiv change in various aspects. Luckily, all this has started a snowball process of changing the capital for better: appearance of new public spaces, redesign of theaters, approval of the new transport ticket system, as well as numerous murals and art-objects certainly makes city more convenient and beautiful. Let's check out new startup services that may appear along with the existing ones.

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