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Odessa nightlife is indeed rich, diversified and bright. If you are coming to Odessa for the first time without knowing its coolest places, “Destinations” can help you with useful nightlife tips, which will guide you through the city.

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Grab your coat, your sense of adventure, your passion for the outdoors, and plan an activity weekend in Lviv. If you prefer to get your adrenaline going on the move, take a look at these top 5 activities «Destinations» rounded up for your ultimate extreme weekend in Lviv.

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Hop into a basket and venture on a hot air balloon flight where you can see beautiful Ukraine from a totally unique perspective. With numerous launch sites to choose from, you’ll appreciate the incredible rolling countryside and picturesque towns. A hot air balloon ride is both thrilling and serene, especially in autumn, when nature is burning with all shades of red and yellow.

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The hot days of summer may be well behind us, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack in the outdoor adventures quite yet. The colors, the crisp air, the pumpkins… Fall is a fabulous season. Here are some ideas for outdoor attractions so your family could enjoy this festive time in Kyiv.

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Summer is over, however it seems like the festival season in Kyiv keeps spinning. Festive fall in the capital of Ukraine offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. «Destinations» rounded up top festivals and events totally worth visiting this weekend.

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Fryday is a community where expats and locals make new business contacts and meet friends. For somebody who has just moved abroad Fryday is a great opportunity to make new contacts, to go out, to get introduced to the entertainment scene. Fryday's events make it easy for foreigners to meet locals.

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Make the most of your free time, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun things to do with family in Kyiv. The capital is jam packed with fantastic experiences and days out for families and kids.

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The range of dental treatments and services available in Kiev is impressively wide: from tooth whitening up to dental surgery. Patients traveling to Kiev, Ukraine, for dental treatment will be treated according to the latest European medical standards and technology. The number of foreign patients who choose Ukraine as their dental care destination is growing every year.

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Lviv is one of the most European looking cities in Ukraine. This is a city of cozy coffee shops and magnificent churches. Being a tourist mecca of Ukraine, Lviv offers numerous sightseeing tours to the Unesco World Heritage sites and authentic local attractions.

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In the very heart of Hutsulshchina, in the village of Verkhovyna, Mykhaylo Nechay, one of the last official molfars, lived. On the 17th of July, 2011, he was killed in his own house. His murder is connected to his magical practices and, as some authorities say, to his prophesies about Viktor Yanukovich’s violent death. Who are the molfars and what is their role in Ukrainian history and culture?

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Quest rooms in Lviv is a relatively new and very popular activity to spend some fun and exciting time with friends and family. Quest Room is a real-life escape game where teams of two to six players have to race against time to escape from a locked room ...or a series of rooms, using only logic and teamwork.

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Chamber Plaza is a unique multifunctional space for business events, meetings and conferences. Chamber Plaza offers 5 conference halls and other functional spaces with the total area of 2600 square meters and top-notch modern equipment needed for the business events as well as catering services.

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Ukrainian cuisine has earned the love and respect of foreign guests. But gastro-knowledge of most foreigners are mainly limited to the restaurants of the big cities in the country. In fact gastro-tourism in Ukraine is a young but promising direction, which is worth of separate conversation. Destinations’ editor has met with Lala Tarapakina, the founder of "Znaydeno v Ukrayini" (Found in Ukraine) project, to talk about the "delicious" Ukraine.

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While Kiev’s jazz scene isn’t on a par with other European cities yet, it does offer a growing selection of venues to get your soulful fix. Great live gigs, relaxed atmosphere and late-night jam sessions – «Destinations» got jazz in the capital of Ukraine covered.

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Discover the remnants of 1980s Soviet life in ghost town of Pripyat and visit the exclusion zone, a 30-kilometer area surrounding Nuclear Reactor #4 on one of many offered now tours to Chornobyl Nuclear Wasteland.

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The number of job offers which requires good command of foreign language or workexperience at international companies is constantly growing in Ukraine. Our labor market is open for professionals all around the world.

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Guidebooks and travel forums usually inform you about what to do when you travel, including all must-see attractions. But what about all the things you shouldn’t do when you arrive in Kiev? ”Destinations” lists the most common pitfalls to avoid.

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Kiev is a megapolis with millions of people, directions, places, and, of course, traffic jams. It seems very difficult for foreigners and tourists to understand how to get from point A to point B in the speediest way.

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Ukraine – is not just the geographical center of Europe. In our country you will also find a lot of sights, historical places, interesting national goods for every taste and wallet and also high-level medicine. Nowadays medical tourism in Ukraine is on the way to its development. We already have a lot of commercial clinics with experienced doctors ready to help in different sphears, including laser eye surgery.

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Collecting things that we do not use any more only clutters our lives and does not let us breathe freely. Here we offer you some ideas of places in Kiev where you can get rid of old things and help others at the same time.

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