The Origins of Ukrainian Music

The Origins of Ukrainian Music

Traditional folk music has often been referred to as the soul of a nation, and the music and the culture influence each other greatly. And when it comes to Ukraine, this describes the symbiosis perfectly. The simple song has accompanied the people of Ukraine through every sphere of its history, be it working in the…

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Who were the Tartars?

Who were the Tartars?

There is often great confusion about who the Tartars actually were, many people confuse them with the Mongols but this is not totally accurate. There was a book published in 1817 that can help to throw some light on this subject, it was called the Atlas of European History. It was written and published by…

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The Best Hotels of the Crimea

The Best Hotels of the Crimea

The Crimea has undergone some turbulent times in its history, but once it was a highly popular tourist resort of the rich and famous due to its great climate and fantastic health spas. Some of the most opulent hotels in the whole of the Ukraine are situated in the Crimea and it is a place…

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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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