Donetsk Ukraine's heart. The best places in the city of Donetsk. Donetsk # 5.
Donetsk Ukraine's heart. The best places in the city of Donetsk. Donetsk # 5.
Best Sushi Place in Ukraine
This is the best SUSHI PLACE EVER!
Okinawa for me is Best Sushi Place in Ukraine.
They are open 10am-11pm in Downtown Mariupol.
IT is located at Myru Ave, 62/37, Mariupol', Donetsk Oblast, 87500
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WARNING ( 1 ):
There are risks in traveling to eastern Ukraine because of the war between the Donbass irregular forces and the Ukrainian forces in the eastern areas of Luhansk and Donetsk.
While tourists are unlikely to be the intended targets of violence, current protests cause complications to visitors, since services are disrupted.
Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна) is a country in Eastern Europe. It lies at the northwest end of the Black Sea, with Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland to the northwest, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, and Romania to the south west and south, with Moldova in between.
Most of the country (the central and eastern portions) was formerly a part of Russian Empire; after the October Revolution and the Civil War, the entire country, known as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, was a part of the Soviet Union. Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe, albeit with a slightly declining population.
See in Ukraine
Ukraine is a country worth seeing and visiting over and over.
See UNESCO listed Lviv centre, Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in Chernivtsi, Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Pechersk Lavra in Kiev.
Do in Ukraine
Hike in Carpathian Mountains around Rakhiv. Conquer 2,061m Hoverla, part of the Chornohora mountain range.
Kayak down Dniester and admire Kamianets-Podilskyi and Khotyn castles.
Chill out on Crimea beaches in summer.
Buy in Ukraine
Travel Warning WARNING ( 2 ): Be aware that is illegal to take any items of historical importance out of the country. This includes badges, medals, icons, historical paintings, etc. This law is strictly enforced at all exit points of the country and one risks heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
To shop you will most certainly need local currency (hryvnia). British pound, Euro, US dollar and other currency exchange points are very common in cities, and the exchange rate is usually very fair (except in Kiev, where the exchange rate is higher compared to other cities). However, sometimes and in some banks there are problems with cash deposits (or that is the official version), so do not exchange too many dollars unless you're traveling to the more provincial areas. When doing person-to-person payments you might be able to pay in Euros or US dollars, as those are widely recognized, and you might in fact get better rates than in official exchange points. However, be careful, because it's not legal to make payments with foreign currency.
If you want to buy any kind of artwork in Kiev, the place to visit is Andriivskij Uzviz (Андріївський узвіз in Ukrainian, Андреевский спуск in Russian).
If you don't want to have trouble exchanging money keep one of these currencies: EUR, RUB, USD. In South and East Ukraine, it is almost impossible to exchange other currency. In Western Ukraine (especially in Lviv) PLN (polish zloty) can also be exchanged without any problems.
Eat in Ukraine
Ukrainian cuisine is quite tasty, but just as other cuisines in the region uses a lot of fat ingredients, especially in the festive dishes. Traditional local food includes salo (salted lard) and soups like borshch (борщ in Ukrainian) made of red beets or solianka (солянка in Ukrainian) which is a delicious meat soup. The first, salo, is perhaps something you might not make yourself try - however is a delicious side dish, as for the soups being a must-have dish.
If you are outside a big city or in doubt about food, exercise caution and common sense about where you buy food. Try to buy groceries only in supermarkets or large grocery stores, always check the expiration date, and never buy meat or dairy products on the street (you can buy them at the market but not near the market).
In most towns in Ukraine there are some very good restaurants. Read the menu boards posted by the entrance of every establishment to help you to choose.
You may also find nice places to eat not by signs, but just by the smoke of traditional wood fires. These are often places where they serve traditional Ukrainian food, including very tasty shashlyky (шашлики in Ukrainian). Restaurateurs are very friendly, and, more often than not, you will be one of their first foreign visitors. Next to the borshch, you might also ask for varenyky (вареники in Ukrainian, dumplings filled with meat, vegetables or fruits) or deruny (деруни, potato pancakes). You have to try varenyky with potatoes and cottage cheese in a sautéed onion and sourcream sauce, a fantastic dish. These are just starters, but ones that might fill you up quickly.
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Is Ukraine safe for travel ?
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The situation in Ukraine
Yes, there’s a war in Ukraine. Eastern part of the country (around cities of Donetsk and Lugansk) is a big “don’t go there” zone. If your common sense doesn’t give you enough signs to check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there’ll be a warning issued for sure.
But Ukraine is a huge country, one of the biggest in Europe and if you plan to go to Kiev or west there’s nothing to be worried about. Life goes normally there, people stroll down the streets and walk around in parks, cafes are full, a disturbingly big number of huge fancy weddings take place around and you don’t notice that the country you’re in has so many troubles.
Is it safe to travel to Ukraine ?
I personally think that in general this country is one of the safest in the Europe. Yes, it could sound in an odd way, but its true. At least, the police here is the one which really cares about your security.
As for the social life, while in the Western world people spend their free time in shopping centers or behind the computer screens in Eastern Europe it’s more about being outdoors and hanging out with friends/family.
One of my friends who is very familiar with this country, says :
« I’ve been to Ukraine over 10 times now and I don’t recall even one situation when I thought something is wrong and when I felt in danger. And while it was perfectly safe before the revolution now it seemed to be even safer and the presence of the police of army was even bigger but they didn’t disturb anyone. »
Statistics about tourism in Ukraine in 2018
The most mass flow for Ukraine inbond tourism create citizens of Belarus, Israel, USA and Germany in purpose of business and family tourism.
The total number of international tourists in Ukraine in 2018 is around 2 million people:
• Europe - 35%
• Commonwealth of Independent States - 29%
• Asia - 14%
• Africa - 13%
• Noth and South America - 9%.
Ukraine inbond tourism in 2018 grows compare to 2017 and 2016 by 26% and 69% respectively.
Key factors in increasing number of international tourists in Ukraine:
1. Increase of direct flights to Ukraine
2. Prices in Ukraine are at a comfortable level for international tourists as they can get much more here in Ukraine than for the same money at home
3. Impressions from visit to Ukraine far exceed expectations of tourists.
4. The disappearance of negative information about events in the eastern Ukraine from information television channels of the world - all those who come to Ukraine understand that it is safer here than in London, Paris or New York
5. Development of event tourism (2018 UEFA Champions League Final, Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Upark Festival, Atlas Weekend Festival and others)
You could read an opinion of other tourists who have more experience with tourism in Ukraine:
« I have spent a significant amount of time in Ukraine and have been traveling there since 2011. I have always felt very safe in the country and while there is violence in a small region of the country, everything outside of that is perfectly safe and you should travel just like you do anywhere else.
Most of my time has been spent in Eastern Ukraine (not Donbas itself) and I have traveled to Dnipro, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, and Kryvyi Rih (and some of them multiple times). I have also been to Kyiv quite a bit and in no city have I ever had issues.
I feel safe walking around, people are hospitable, and the country has so much to offer that it amazes me. Visiting Ukraine is one of the best decisions you could make.»
« I lived in Kyiv for over a year and a half between 2016 and 2017, and in that time I traveled solo extensively, from Lviv to Odessa to Kharkiv and many places between. Not only did I feel safe 99% of the time, but also people were genuinely curious and helpful when they discovered I was a woman traveling alone in Ukraine.
I took overnight trains, stayed in hostels, and did my best with the minibus system. I even felt comfortable going for a cocktail alone, something I don’t do typically in the States and ended up with friendships with several bartenders.
The biggest safety tip I have for travelers is to pay attention to scams and pickpockets in Kyiv. I never had any problems myself, but I heard stories of ‘lost’ passports and scams from my friends. Just like in any city – keep your street smarts around you and your wallet secure and you should be fine. »
P.S. Now, you are ready to travel to Ukraine with no doubts and no fear. I hope that these knowledge will be useful for you in your business trip, holiday trip or other.
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One week of experiencing East Ukraine (Donbass Region).
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Ukraine: its Donbass conflict
In Ukraine, in the region of Donbass there is an ongoing conflict. How did this conflict start and how are people in the Donbass area dealing with this conflict that tears apart families and entire villages? Is Ukraine a divided country where war will destroy regions like the Donbass? A documentary about Ukraine, the conflict in the Donbass region and the people that have to live with it.
For over a year, a dirty battle has been going on in 'the Donbass', an area rich with coal and industry in East Ukraine. More than six thousand people have been killed so far. Jelle talks to the Russian rebels at the front. What kind of people are they? He also visits the Donetsk opera, which has a show every day - war or no war.
In this eight-part travel series the Dutch journalist and author Jelle Brandt Corstius travels through Russia and visits the neighbor countries Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. What image do the Russians have of their neighbors and vice versa? What are the relations between the powerful Russia and the other former Soviet republics? And how do the countries around Russia treat their Russian inhabitants? A series about propaganda and identity.
On the Maidan, Kiev´s central square, in spring of 2014 the war started. Thousands of people demanded closer relations with Europe. After weeks of protests, the police intervened. One hundred people died. In Ukraine they are known as the Heavenly Hundred. President Yanukovych fled to Russia and the revolution started. And with the revolution came the war that would split the country in two. Dutch Journalist Corstius talks to people on the street and investigates the status quo and the way the population deals with the changes the country has gone through.
He visits the place in Odessa where on May 2 2014 46 pro-Russian activists died from suffocation in a former trade union building. They were under attack from pro-Ukrainian activists and a fire broke out. Until today it is not clear what caused it. This fire made many Russians leave for Ukraine to join the fight so that the war spread from Crimea to the entire eastern region of Ukraine.
Original title: Het wilde Oosten (7/8)
Director: Alexander Oey and Jelle Brandt Corstius
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Відпочинок на морі - 2019: де відпочити в Україні і скільки це коштуватиме?
Основні курорти Азовського і Чорного моря для відпочинку в 2019 році. Стислий огляд цін на проживання і транспорт, основні принади різних приморських міст і селищ, скільки коштуватиме відпочинок. Огляд підготовано за оглядом сайтів курортних міст України.
Азовське море вже досить тепле, хоча наприкінці травня люди ще не наважуються купатися. А чорне ще не досить прогрілося. Але відпочивальники вже планують свої поїздки, готелі, розваги і витрати. Про це і поговоримо.
Ціни на відпочинок тут вже ростуть, тому плануйте зарання. наприкінці програми - окремо про транспорт. Ми допоможемо: слухайте огляд цін на оренду житла.
Загалом за звичайне ліжко-місце з мінімумом зручностей сьогодні власники номерів просять приблизно 200 грн з людини за добу, надалі ціни зростатимуть. Власники готелів з купою зручностей просять за добу від 400 (без харчування) до 1250 грн за одну людину за проживання у комфортному номері з харчуванням.
Тепер про курортні регіони більш докладно.
Запорізька і Донецька область: Азовське море не тільки для дітей.
• Бердянськ (Запорізька обл) - найвідоміше місто узбережжя. Є вся необхідна для розваг інфраструктура. Купатися відпочивальники їздять на косу (міські пляжі тут, чесно, не дуже). У місті можна винаймати житло за мінімальною ціною 100-150 грн/доба на людину (якщо не свято чи розгар сезону, який стартує з перших днів червня і триває до кінця липня), або номер класу напівлюкс чи люкс вартістю 700-1200 грн/добу на 3-4 особи. Харчування вам обійдеться: 100-150 грн - обід у місцевих кафе та столових. проїзд містом громадським транспортом - 6 грн. Якщо звикли користуватися таксі, то готуйтеся: витрати на таксі будуть шалені - на вас чесано зароблятимуть.
Розваги. На Бердянській косі є Аквапарк, в місті щодня під час сезону проводяться концерти на Набережній. Перевага відпочинку - відносно недорого. Недоліки - корки в напрямках на пляжі з чистою водою, відсутність нормального енергопостачання (в місті часто відмикають світло), проблеми з санітарією. Місто можна відвідувати для розваг, відпочинку, але для оздоровлення і з дітьми варто обрати більш тихе містечко. Не пийте місцеву воду - бутильована з антибіотиками з місцевих супермаркетів корисніша разів в сто...
• Приморськ (Запорізька обл.) - невелике тихе містечко. Розваг майже немає. На узбережжі маса санаторіїв та баз відпочинку. Ціни за номер, у середньому, 1200-1500 грн/доба за 3 місцевий номер класу “стандарт” з харчуванням на 3 місця. Море - найчистіше на узбережжі. Для оздоровлення і спокійного відпочинку з дітьми - дуже гарний варіант.
Недоліки - в більшості санаторіїв вузькі пляжі, відділені від основної території лиманом, який переходити треба містками довжиною 300-400 м... Більше - у відео.
Donetsk & Panteleymonovka / Nick in Ukraine' 2012 (Movie)
Movie. Produced by Nick Lido (previously Nikolai Shevchenko) Featured by Lido's Travel Journal at youtube.com/nicklido and
Nick visited Donetsk, Ukraine, in 2012 to meet with his relatives and friends, that he haven't seen for decades! Thanks to Svetlana Shevchenko (now Tsurikova), Nick found his biological father's grave on central cemetery in Gorlovka near Donetsk (Nick was looking for his native father's grave for decades). Beside Gorlovka, Nick visited famous Svyatogorsk (Святогорская Лавра) with its amazing Оrthodax cathedrals (see upcoming video on youtube soon).
DONETSK' HISTORY: Donetsk is an industrial city officially in eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius River. Administratively, it is a centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbas) region. The city of Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other surrounding cities forms a major urban sprawl and conurbation in the region. Donetsk is a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine with a high concentration of companies and a skilled workforce.
The city was founded in 1869 by a Welsh businessman, John Hughes, who constructed a steel plant and several coal mines in the region; the town was thus named Yuzovka (Юзовка) in recognition of his role in its founding (Yuz being a Russian or Ukrainian approximation of Hughes). During Soviet times, the city's steel industry was expanded. In 1924 it was renamed Stalino (Сталино), and in 1932 the city became the centre of the Donetsk region. Renamed Donetsk in 1961, the city today remains the centre for Ukraine's coal mining and notable steel industry centre.
Donetsk currently has a population of over 982,000 inhabitants (2010) and has a metropolitan area of over 2,000,000 inhabitants (2011). According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census, Donetsk is the fifth-largest city in Ukraine. Donetsk is nicknamed The City of a Million Roses