News that a Dutch court has decided to turn over Crimea’s Scythian gold collection to Ukraine has many outraged. The fate of a vast treasure awaits a court appeal by Crimean officials.
The situation in Ukraine has the world on pins and needles as chaos prevails almost nationwide there. Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has gone so far as to warn that the crisis may turn into war in eastern Europe.
Visitors to Kiev will get a treat when they visit the Park of Friendship of Peoples near the Moscow Bridge. May 17th will see a beach cinema that seat 60 people open frmo 10 at night until 6 am in the mornings on weekends.
Eastern Europe is full of amazing countries – each with their own unique identity and culture. It is a great place to visit because the exchange rate is low in addition to the already cheaper standard of living. Simply put, traveling to Eastern Europe means that you will get an amazing opportunity to experience different cultures on a budget this summer.
Ice sculpting exhibitions are nothing new to the people of Ukraine during wintertime, but this year the country’s artists have come up with something quite unique – combining flowers with ice to the most dramatic effect.
Ukraine has ranked high in six different international tourism ratings, thus a serious spike in arrivals is to be expected for 2013. The country as a whole, capital city Kiev, the Crimean Peninsula, Lviv, the notorious Chernobyl site as well as the Salt Tunnels of Solotvyno have been included in prestigious travel destination lists to be explored in 2013.
With the long awaited Euro 2012 just a couple of days away, Kiev’s main square converts into a lively “fun zone” for all football fans out there eager to be part of the 2012 European Football Championship’s exhilaration.
Many musical, cultural and sport events take place in Kiev every year, but 2012 takes the cream. Check out some of the top reasons to visit Kiev this year.
Europe is fascinating, complex and diverse but also a place of contrasts and sometimes mysteries. Less popular and unjustly undervalued, the East of Europe actually provides an authentic travel experience from the different ranges of cultures and historical landmarks here, to surprising landscapes, warm hospitality and undiscovered places. Like so many undiscovered treasures, Eastern Europe is all set to enthrall new-found friends.
Rivers across Eastern Europe remain frozen as a record cold snap covers much of the continent. Reports that the Danube froze over, disrupting shipping and river traffic, reveal one of the most bitter Winter weather situations in modern history. Hundreds of deaths and literally thousands of cases of frostbite and hypothermia have also been reported.
Last week saw the official opening of a new exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine, commemorating the execution of more than 1.4 million Jews in the country during World War II, “The Holocaust by Bullets: Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944”.
In the first of a new series, we will take a look at one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of Eastern European travel, the river cruise. Touring Europe via river boat or barge is not new, but for those who have never experienced the continent via river, new horizons await.