Experiences

Not only do traditions and rich culture make Ukraine famous around the world, but significant breakthroughs here also deliver benefits to the country's image. The list of scientific developments in Ukraine is constantly refilling with new striking achievements and they are truly worth mentioning.

At particular times of life, each of us needs help and advice of a professional lawyer. We can face an issue with starting our own business, moving to other country, buying property and numerous other cases. The task of finding an appropriate lawyer gets more difficult while staying in another country with no knowledge of local language. However, many Ukrainian law firms keep up to the highest modern standards and offer all their services in English. Let`s find out where to find the best English speaking lawyers in Kiev.

The current era of business is not the one of large corporate monopolies but startups innovating for the better of society. It's well-known that three out of four startups fail, but there are also those that change the way ordinary people go about their daily lives. Startups are taking over and these five unhackneyed Ukrainian startups really stand out.

Kyiv being the capital of Ukraine and the business center of the country houses many business communities. These communities provide thorough support for entrepreneurs to form a solid base for businesses and their successful development. Let us take a closer look at the list of the most popular business communities in Kyiv.

Google and the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture have digitized seven open-air museums in different parts of the country and launched “Museums of Ukraine under the open sky” special website.  The website offers exiting 3D tours which allow to make a virtual journey and learn more about Ukraine’s history and its vernacular  architecture.

Many coffee fans know that their favorite drink came to Europe from the East. But not all of them are familiar with the fact that it has been Yuriy Kulchitskiy, a Ukrainian Cossack, who taught Europeans to drink coffee. Kulchitskiy established coffee tradition in Vienna more than three centuries ago. First, Vienna dwellers showed skeptical attitude to authentic Turkish drink, especially considering long-lasting war with Turkey. 

Kyiv is a vibrant and dynamic city that is constantly growing and evolving. The urbanization process of the city has recently involved both successful and not so projects. In the nearest future the capital of Ukraine is anticipating a number of significant and useful additions to its urbanist interface.

Planning a holiday trip that will please everyone in the family might seem quite challenging, but choosing the right destination is the key. «Destinations» gathered together the most interesting places in Ukraine to visit with children. Not only are these attractions fun and educational, they're especially magical through the eyes of a child.

Ukrainian wedding, being one of the most wonderful events in the country`s culture, is usually held according to special authentic traditions. There are numerous wedding ceremonies and rituals in Ukraine. In old times, a wedding celebration could last for the whole week. The most important and serious rituals include betrothal, blessing, matrimony and other, but there are also many joyful, funny and amusing traditions which are used to entertain the newly-weds and the guests. 

For train-lovers and height-haters here’s a piece of good news – some new travel destinations in Europe can be reached by train. Not hot summer sun but opening of the borders to European countries stroke Ukrainian people. In light of this Ukrainian Railways Ukrzaliznytsia decided to launch some new railway destinations 2017 from Kyiv to Europe.

Aside from personal cars, trains and airplanes, many people also choose buses for travelling. In Ukraine, there are many travel suppliers offering bus trips of different costs and comfort levels. Travelling by bus is very popular in the whole country, and usually it is no problem to find a bus, which will take you to any Ukrainian big city or small town. Let us consider some of the most popular domestic bus routes of Ukraine, which start in Ukrainian capital.

In many regards, traditional travel has lost touch with its original intent. When we set out to travel, we set out to expand our minds, learn new things, see new sights, or breathe new air. What we’re often served, by the traditional travel market, is a watered-down and emotionless version of what travel once was. If you're tired of being a tourist, an alternative travel trip may be the perfect opportunity for you to see Ukraine in a new way.

Hot summer brings lots of opportunities to experience various water amusements. There are many options for those who prefer calm boating and catamaran riding as well as for lovers of extreme wakeboards and wave runners. Kyiv, which is located on beautiful Dnipro River and has a plenty of wonderful lakes, offers many interesting options for water activities. Let`s get familiar with some of the best water attractions in Kyiv.

The biking infrastructure in Odesa still has a long way to go in order to reach the standards that have been already established in Lviv or Kyiv, for example. However, renting a bike in Odesa in summer can still be a good idea if you want to discover city’s more remote attractions.

Caring parents always look for the best entertaining and educational options for their kids. Of course, this task becomes harder while staying or living in a foreign country. How to find the best places for children, where they can have a good time and learn something new? “Destinations” answers this question, presenting the list of the best kids-oriented studios in Kyiv.

Even though Kyiv isn’t located on the sea coast, it still has much to offer for all the beach enthusiasts. The capital of Ukraine boasts 75 kilometers of sandy beaches. With the new summer season upon us, Kyiv is getting busy preparing all the recreational areas by the water for numerous visitors to spend the time with comfort and pleasure.

When the spring comes, it brings with it a lot of outdoor events, such as concerts, festivals and theatrical performances. This May Kyiv locals and its guests will be able to take part in an exciting musical event called Street Music Day, which will be held in Kyiv on May 20 for the fourth time.

American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said that the fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter ... it is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. However, campfires are also the source of as serious danger. To avoid fires, Kyiv City Department for Parks and Forests launched an on-line interactive map of campfires permitted location.

A hotel for me means traveling, adventure and new discoveries. I like to stay in different hotels, expensive and standard ones, because each of them has its own story, which is worth knowing and experiencing. This is the story of my impressions about Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil and our conversation with its GM Nadine Fernbacher.

The biking infrastructure in Lviv still has a long way to go in order to reach the European standards, however, the cycling movement, meaning people’s desire to bike with comfort, is extremely recognizable. For cycling enthusiasts who are visiting Lviv region and would like to discover it on a bike, we round up some most popular bicycle routes near Lviv. These routes are of low to medium difficulty level and will be great options for cyclists who are able to ride 60-100 km a day without much effort.

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