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Khotyn is a town with a population of about 9,200 people located in the Chernivtsi region, about 62 km north-east of Chernivtsi. This town is famous for its picturesque medieval fortress standing on the bank of the Dniester River.

The fortress has the status of a state historical and architectural reserve and is considered one of the seven wonders of Ukraine. A number of adventure movies were shot here, mostly in Soviet times. Khotyn Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent fortress

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Jan/19

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Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region, is located in the very west of Ukraine. This city at the foot of the Carpathians is the smallest regional center of the country, but has a rich and long history.

Winter in Uzhhorod is usually mild with an average temperature of about zero degrees Celsius. This winter, the first heavy snow fell in Uzhhorod only in January and the streets of the city decorated by the New Year and Christmas illumination became very picturesque. Photos by: uzh_city.

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

snowfall in Uzhhorod

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In Ukraine, there are only three monasteries, which have the highest spiritual title of Lavra – Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra and Sviatohirsk Lavra.

The Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk Lavra (also known as The Holy Mountains Lavra, Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery), an important spiritual center of eastern Ukraine and southern Russia, was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. Sviatohirsk Lavra on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Sviatohirsk Lavra, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monastery

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Dec/18

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Snowy Winter in the Pyrohiv Museum

Snowy winter in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pyrohiv.

This open-air museum is a unique architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. Pyrohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Yuriy Yuriev.

Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque snow-covered museum

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Pomoryany, included in the list of historical towns and villages of Ukraine, is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 1,300 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 92 km east of Lviv.

One of the local attractions is the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, an architectural monument of national importance founded in 1738. The construction of this church was completed only in 1812. The church combines the styles of Classicism and Gothic. Pomoryany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Pomoryany, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Catholic church

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Dnipro (the former Yekaterinoslav and Dnipropetrovsk), located in south-eastern Ukraine, is the administrative center of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the fourth most populous city in the country after Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa.

It was one of the key centers of the Soviet metallurgical, nuclear, defense, and space industries. Today, Dnipro remains one of the most important political, industrial, financial, scientific, and cultural centers of Ukraine. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Twin Towers – a residential complex (106 meters), which is the main symbol of Dnipro.

Dnipro - one of the most unusual cities of Ukraine, photo 1

unique cityscape of Dnipro

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Korostyshivsky quarry is a picturesque flooded granite quarry located on the outskirts of the town of Korostyshiv in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km west of Kyiv.

The landscape around the quarry is unusual, the shore is covered with spruces and birches, which resembles Karelia. The height of the rocks reaches about 10 m, the depth of the artificial lake is up to 20 m. This place has become a popular object of industrial tourism. Korostyshiv Quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Abandoned and Flooded Korostyshivsky Quarry, Ukraine, photo 1

walk along the shore of an artificial lake

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Nov/18

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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery

Maniavskyi Skyt (1611-1621) is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, about 50 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, an important center of spirituality, culture and art of Ukraine.

During its heyday, the monastery numbered about 200 monks and dozens of subordinate monasteries in Galicia, Bukovina and Moldova. It was one of the centers of cultural life in Galicia. Maniavskyi Skyt on Google Maps. Photos by: Vitaliy Ilnytsky.

Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small monastery

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Sep/18

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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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