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The Northern Prychornomoria, literally meaning “territory along the Black Sea coast”, is a historical and geographical region located in southern Ukraine.

This is a steppe and forest-steppe zone enveloping the Black and Azov Seas in the north, from the Black Sea coast of Romania to the western part of the North Caucasus. The largest ports of Ukraine, the mouths of the main Ukrainian rivers, the remains of ancient Greek settlements are located here.

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Urman is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the Berezhany district of the Ternopil region, 65 km west of Ternopil.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul built in 1668, a monument of architecture of national importance. Urman on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Urman, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Lukavets is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in the Brody district of the Lviv region, about 95 km east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, a monument of architecture of national importance. This wooden church, built in 1740, was restored in 1879. In 1979, its walls were covered with tin. Lukavets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Virgin Church in Lukavets, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Tips For Handling Money While Traveling

No matter where you might go in the world, it’s important to handle your money properly while traveling. Packing bags, staying in strange places, dealing with exchange rates, and more can leave you with your money scattered and unorganized, and in the worst case scenario you may misplace some of it, or not be able to access it when you need it.

For these reasons it’s always a good idea for even seasoned travelers to get some fresh advice about how to handle finances during a trip.

We have a few general tips that may be of service.

Ukrainian money - Hryvnia

Photo by: Jacqueline Macou

five basic tips

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The medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi looks especially picturesque from a bird’s eye view, when you can see the entire complex.

The thickness of the walls varies from 1.5 to 5 meters, the height of the walls and towers – 5-15 meters. The basis of the fortress complex is the Citadel – the most fortified part of it. Akkerman Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Akkerman Fortress from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the fortress

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Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (until 1918 – Akkerman) is a town with a population of about 57 thousand people located on the north-west coast of the Black Sea in the Odessa region, about 85 km south of Odessa.

The main attraction of this town is its old fortress – the largest fortress in the territory of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent fortress

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Stari Petlykivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Buchach district of the Ternopil region, about 60 km south-west of Ternopil.

Here you can see an interesting Catholic church built relatively recently, in 1924-1931 – the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Stari Petlykivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church in Stari Petlykivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque Catholic church

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Pryozerne is a small village with a population of about 460 people located in the Rohatyn district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 79 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The main attraction of this village is a picturesque two-stored mansion built in neo-baroque style in the late 19th century. Ray’s Mansion on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Abandoned Ray Mansion in Pryozerne, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful abandoned palace

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Attractions of Tavria

Tavria is the old historical name of the steppe region located between the Dnieper and the Molochna rivers within the territory of the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions, in the south of Ukraine.

Tavria is known for its endless bodies of water, reeds, sandy landscapes, the largest uninhabited island in Ukraine, unique flora and fauna. English subtitles are available.

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Beautiful Old Churches of Chernihiv

Chernihiv, first mentioned in 907, is the most northern regional center of Ukraine. The center of the historical region of Severia, it was one of the largest towns of Kievan Rus (882-1240).

Today, this city is known for its monuments of architecture. Some of them were built in the times of Kievan Rus, before the Mongol invasion. Photos by: Boyko O.D.

Savior Transfiguration Cathedral (1033) – the oldest surviving monument of old Russian architecture, one of the few surviving buildings of the period of pre-Mongol Rus.

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sights of Chernihiv

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