The Cities of Ukraine – Part 4 – Odessa

The Cities of Ukraine – Part 4 – Odessa

The final Ukrainian city on our tour is Odessa which is situated on the Black Sea. Already we have discovered the beauty of Kiev, the industrial power of Donetsk and the historical past of Sevastopol. Odessa is known for its great beaches but there is far more to this city than just sun, sea and…

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The Cities of Ukraine – Part 3 – Kiev

The Cities of Ukraine – Part 3 – Kiev

We continue our blog with on the cities of Ukraine with our third destination, the great city of Kiev. Known for its great culture, music, art and food the mighty city of Kiev is one of the joys of the whole of eastern Europe. Kiev is the largest city in the Ukraine with a population…

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The Cities of Ukraine – Part 2 – Donetsk

The Cities of Ukraine – Part 2 – Donetsk

Continuing our exploration of the great cities of the Ukraine we travel to Donetsk, famous for the popular football team Shakhtar, but the city has far more to offer than just sport. At the moment Donetsk is at the center of a fierce political and military feud between Russia and Ukraine. The city is estimated…

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The Cities of Ukraine – Part 1 – Sevastopol

The Cities of Ukraine – Part 1 – Sevastopol

Part of the old Soviet Union, Ukraine is now a sovereign state, bordered by Russia to the east, Belarus to the northwest, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland to the west and Moldova and Romania to the southwest. It also has a border with the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in the south. In this…

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The Benefits of Saki Mud

The Benefits of Saki Mud

The mud from the lake at Saki is world famous for its healing powers, since the early 1800’s Saki Mud has been used to treat a multitude of ailments due to its therapeutic powers. In this blog we look at why mud has such healing powers and in particular Saki Mud. Healing Mud Mud is…

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The Health Spas of Crimea

The Health Spas of Crimea

For generations the Crimea has always been associated with spas and many tourists visit the peninsula to relax and take in the healing treatments that the Crimea has to offer. Even as far back as the fifth century B.C there was a record by the Greek historian Herodotus, who wrote about Crimea and its healing…

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The Wines of Crimea

The Wines of Crimea

Crimean wines might not be the most famous in the world or in that fact the most respected, but due to the fine Mediterranean climate around this part of the Black Sea peninsula it is easy to see that certain grape varieties would flourish. Crimea’s wine industry dates back to the early 19th century, when…

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The Current Economy of the Crimea

The Current Economy of the Crimea

Three years have passed since Russia was annexed by Russia, and it is interesting to see how the Crimean economy has responded to this political change. Obviously change can bring good and bad things and this we hope to clarify in this blog. The Bridge of Hope An eleven-mile bridge has almost completed its construction…

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Five Important Facts About the Crimea

Five Important Facts About the Crimea

In recent times the Crimea has drawn attention to itself for the ongoing showdown between Russia and the Ukraine. Such conflict is no stranger to Crimea, it has been a prized asset for millennia and many empires have been attracted to call it their own. Today it is in Russian hands, but really this blog…

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The History of The Black Sea Region

The History of The Black Sea Region

The Black Sea lies between the Mediterranean Ocean and Western Asia, many of the famous rivers from Eastern Europe flow into its waters, including: Dniester, Danube, Rioni and the Dnieper. It has a total area of nearly 170,000 square miles and the longest extent of the sea is from east to west and measures 730…

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