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Since the implementation of visa-free regime with the countries of the European Union, Ukraine has promptly become a new business dot on the map for low-cost airlines. Those living in Ukraine joyfully read about new flights from different cities being added nearly every months. However, one controversial situation stayed still — what about Ryanair? Well, this fall the situation will finally see its justice.

It often happens so that our wishes seem so close, but we are simply lazy to work towards the goal — instead we abandon it altogether. Trips is one of those situations: researching, planning out, calculating the budget might spoil the sweetness of the word 'travel'. Nevertheless, it's a needed part to be done for the best experience possible. To make it a bit easier, Destinations gathered a guide on how to travel to Ukraine.

The Soviet era has come to an end almost 30 years ago, but memories about it are still alive in the mind of many people. Nowadays, our life differs from Soviet time in thousands ways, and today we can have many things which were completely unattainable for the dwellers of Soviet Union. Personal cars and apartments, American jeans and trips abroad… Let`s look into the past and find out which regular things from modern everyday life Soviet people could only dream about.

A trip from Australia to Ukraine is a real adventure – actually, it means crossing the whole globe! Travelers may feel both excited and nervous before such a long journey, but in any case they wonder: “What do I need to travel to Ukraine from Australia and how do I find all the necessary information?” We decided to ease the task for Australian travelers, giving all the answers to these questions in our article below.

The heart of Western Ukraine is blossoming each year. While locals make sure to install new art-objects, open new cozy cafes and draw even more beautiful murals, at the same time historical value, architecture and the spirit of the city are carefully preserved. This year, among other things, Lviv will add new tourist routes — let's see where they take us!

Travelling by train is one of the easiest and the most comfortable ways to explore Ukraine. Train connections unite all corners of the country, from the smallest towns and villages to the biggest cities like Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv.  Of course, travelers who are new to Ukraine have numerous questions about Ukrainian trains. How to book train tickets in Ukraine? Which type of tickets to choose? Which kinds of trains and types of carriages exist in Ukraine? In our article, we give the answers to the most important questions about travelling by train in Ukraine.

One of the most well-known holidays in winter, the 14th of February gathers controversial opinions no matter the country. Some believe it is indeed the most romantic day of the year and wish to celebrate it with their beloved ones, others are sure it's a commercial holiday meant to skyrocket the sales. Whatever the truth is, Valentine's Day stays a major event on the map. Let's see about it in Ukraine.

The big Love Day is coming, and many of us are busy preparing presents for those whom we love. Some prefer to choose traditional gifts such as jewelry, teddy bears, gadgets or perfumes, while others wish to surprise their loved ones with something a bit more unique and creative. What to choose if you are looking for an unusual Valentine`s day present? Check out our list of outstanding gift ideas to make the Valentine`s day 2018 joyful and unforgettable.

The oldest subway line was opened in 1863 in London. Almost a hundred years later, in 1960, Kyiv had a grand opening of the first subway line in the city. Many things have changed ever since, including such modernities as introduction of free Wi-Fi and PayPass. Curiously, some things about Kyiv subway stay hidden. Let's have a look!

Once a person starts preparation for the trip, countless pieces of information and advice flow into his mind, whether from the Facebook feed, travel forum or friend's messages. While those are without doubt useful in their own way, sometimes you need all the needed information gathered in one piece. That's why Destinations made a guide on travel requirements to travel to Ukraine from USA.

In 2018 Ukraine started to make its first serious steps in the field of ecology. New law on waste sorting, which came into force on January 1, 2018, has already reaped first fruits: bright modern containers for dangerous waste have been installed in two districts of Ukrainian capital. These containers are purposed for collecting old batteries, energy-saving lamps and mercury thermometers. Let`s see where we can get rid of dangerous waste in eco-friendly way.

When going to a foreign country, we are often worried or even scared to do something culturally embarrassing: some don't feel comfortable with hugs or kisses during meetings, some can't remember the numerous tableware, and others have trouble while tipping in restaurants. Destinations made up a simple guide to introduce readers to the etiquette in Ukraine.

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.

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.

"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.

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