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Art of Tattoo: Mesmerizing Magic of On-body Drawings
Coin jar of history of this art accounts for about 6 thousand years. Notably, this currently popular trade owes its emergence to happenstance... A prehistoric man once noticed that after any natural colorant had gotten into a place of a burn or a cut, very lasting drawings stayed on skin. From that moment on people began inflicting slight damage to themselves in order to decorate own bodies with ornamentation and stand out among others. Researchers discovered the oldest samples of tattoos during excavations of sacred Egyptian pyramids.
30.11.2016 | top, art
Algeria – Bright Bird of Maghreb
Unusual monument to the Queen of Africa and French charm, hanging pedestrian bridges over an abyss and Sahara Desert, source of boiling mineral water and Byzantium-time ruins – all of these can be brought together in only one country of the world and this country is Algeria. Arabian saying goes: Maghreb is a bird with Algeria being its body, Tunisia – its right wing and its left one is Morocco.
19.11.2016 | top, Algeria
On the Move. Street Food in Different Countries of the World
Experienced tourists believe that one of the best sure-fire ways to quickly tune into the beat of another culture is to try local food. In order not to be at a loss when choosing dishes and save precious time for spiritual food, Outlook gives you selective advice on street gastronomy from seven spots of the globe. And you only dare step by a famous fast food for another warmed-up semi-product instead!
19.11.2016 | top, tradition
If You Have 10 Dollars and You Are in Bologna
Incredible in its texture, orange-red medieval architecture, majestic gallery-streets instead of usual pavements that allow having pedestrian walks in any weather and also a title of culinary capital of Italy – aren’t these reasons alone enough to have a trip to Bologna? Outlook believes that they are so we tell how and on what to spend your hypothetical 10 dollars in this cozy city.
18.11.2016 | top, Italy, 10 dollars
The Embassy of Uzbekistan hosted a meeting of Ambassador's Spouses Club Kiev
Within the framework of celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Uzbekistan at the Embassy of this country in Ukraine had been made the presentation of the national Uzbek cuisine, where the diplomats from the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Ukraine maximally tried to represent the cuisine and culinary art of the Uzbek people.
Along the Waves of Time: Historic Sailing Vessels of Estonia
History of Estonia isn’t preserved in scrolls of parchment but in leaden chronicles of the North Sea. Winding coastline three thousand kilometers long has seen millions of sails starting with striped cloths of drakkars to nap-of-the-earth flight of clippers over the waves in the era of steam and electricity. Occasionally old sailing vessels return from the abyss of past to invite adventurers aboard.
17.11.2016 | top, traditions, Estonia
The brightest places in Croatia: gateway for aristocrats
Croatia is dubbed the pearl of the Adriatic coast. This country in the south of Central Europe recently became a member of the European Union. Now its beauty sites are much visited: every year more than 10 million tourists come to enjoy it, that is even more than population of the country. Let’s find out what attracts travellers so much.
16.11.2016 | top, travel, Croatia, turism
ESKIMO IGLOO: IT IS AS EASY AS PIE TO BUILD CASTLES IN... SNOW
A little son came to his father and suggested to run away from mom and granny to the North Pole? Now, do not indulge into tragic speeches of severe frosts, pitch darkness of the polar night and hungry polar bears! Give a conspiracy wink to a little brave one, and give him a real man's job for his school winter holidays that is to learn how to build an igloo, night shelter in ever-frost lands.
15.11.2016 | top, traditions, Finland, Canada
"TO BE HOME IS TO FEEL SECURE". Memory of Yasser Arafat Honored in Kiev
“To be home is to feel secured…” – these words belong to the founder and first head of Palestinian National Authority, fighter for freedom of Palestine, Nobel Prize winner Yasser Arafat. On November 11 Palestinian leader’s commemoration evening was held in Kyiv orchestrated by Embassy of Palestine in Ukraine and Palestinian expatriates.
EXCLUSIVE: Ambassadors of 29 countries participated in a social project of OUTLOOK to the Day for Tolerance. VIDEO
OUTLOOK Project, bringing together peoples and nations, strives to makes this world more kind and its representatives more attentive to each other. We sincerely believe that mutual respect is a key to dealing with many conflicts, troubles and misunderstandings of the world of today.
HUTSULS: UKRAINIAN HIGHLANDERS
How can we blame foreigners for not knowing our country, even if the native Ukrainians now and then mistakenly and stereotypically refer to all the inhabitants of the western regions of Ukraine as the Hutsuls. Hearing it, representatives of this ethnic group of Ukrainian, isolated by picturesque nature of the Carpathians, just smile. We suggest to climb up with to their mountain villages and get more acquainted.
09.11.2016 | top, Ukraine
Between Heaven And... Water: World’s 5 Smallest Inhabited Islands
Each of us wants to escape rush of a city from time to time and lie low somewhere far from everything and anything. And it better be a place where one can listen to whisper of waves, feel light breeze and forever make friends with inimitably loud silence that muffles every disturbing thought…
04.11.2016 | top, nature
What They Eat: Malaysia
It is easier to try teasing odor of Malay cuisine than to describe it. Give a shot at throwing into a boiling kettle a thimbleful of India and a pinch of China, spice it up with pungent infusion of Indonesia and sultry spirit of Morocco, add a couple of drops of Siam and stew on slow fire for several hundred years watching scattering of Portuguese influence melt in checkered amalgam of culinary traditions of peoples of Malaysia – and you will taste bliss.
01.11.2016 | top, What They Eat, Malaisia
FIVE MOST BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES OF ASIA
Buddhists say: to get rid of suffering, one should get rid of desire. There are special places for that. Today we suggest you to check out our top five of stunning temples, where Buddhists and tourists are looking for a way to harmony for their souls.
29.10.2016 | top, Asia
SALZBURG ATTRACTIONS: A BIRTHPLACE OF GENIUSES
Here were born composer Mozart and poet Georg Trakl, here Haydn wrote his operas, and many other famous people are connected with Salzburg. But only a small part of local attractions is linked to these geniuses. A city with a fairly small population, thanks to its memorable places was listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
28.10.2016 | top, Austia
Duduk: music evocating love
This music is one and a half thousand years. Gentle and penetrating melodies played on the flute duduk have been called ‘the voice of eternity’. In Armenia where people esteem national motives believe that in duduk there is a soul of apricot tree what made tree sound.
27.10.2016 | top
BULGARIA: FEEL ALL COUNTRY TASTES
Bulgaria rests on two pillars: beautiful nature including perfect beaches and thousand-year history. There are mystical and magnetically attractive places, vibrant discos and nature reserves. We invite you to check out our list of unexpected ideas for holidays to discover all faces of Bulgaria.
25.10.2016 | top, Bulgaria
LET'S RIDE! ON FOUR PAWS THROUGH SWITZERLAND
Dog sledding is a national passion in Switzerland: it is for a good reason that one of the best European camps for training sled dogs is located in the forest village of Saint-Cergue, nested behind the Jura mountain.
24.10.2016 | top, Switzerland
CANADA: A SPECIAL FLAVOUR OF YOUNG URBANA
They say the main attraction of Canada is its nature. But the nature is not quite an achievement of the nation, but objects constructed, erected and built by country inhabitants, reflect the national mentality. Therefore, we would like to tell about the best urban areas of Canada.
22.10.2016 | top, Canada
BEAUTIFUL TRIBES OF AFRICA
Daily life of African tribes may seem bizarre even for the natives of the continent. Only nature and curious travellers dare to met face to face with distinctive local atmosphere and unusual life of ethnic groups residing outside metropolis.
20.10.2016 | top, Africa
KALAMAJA: FIRST LINE OF ESTONIAN AVANT-GARDE
Quiet fishing villages are seething with whirlpools of ideas and brilliant minds. Tallinn bohemians revived to life the ancient seaside neighbourhood Kalamaja. Since the Middle Ages, the area was traditionally dominated by fishermen, fishmongers and boat wrights, and nowadays catchers of souls are flocking towards the place, twining variegated networks of studios, galleries, shops and cafes on the green streets running to the sea.
18.10.2016 | top, Estonia
Flamenco: guitar crying and fierce stomping
What most people know about flamenco, is that this dance is manifestation of neither love and affection, nor entertainment and revelry fun. Fiery expressive flamenco is reflection of suffering and pain of an individual within nation, always persecuted and deprived of home. The dance itself, which has become a global symbol of Spain, is not only its national heritage, but aesthetic mix of cultures of Spanish, Roma, Jewish and Arab peoples.
17.10.2016 | top, art
City on 19 Hills. Amman
Half of the population of the Hashemite Kingdom dwells in Amman. Ramified suburbs, straight avenues, beautiful houses with huge satellite antennas, olive trees and even gold-gilded trees. These are its rich suburbs. In a cramped centre of Amman traditional craft stalls and shops, cookshops and numerous monuments of architecture are concentrated.
15.10.2016 | top, Amman
ON CATWALK: UKRAINE
Traditional Ukrainian clothes are absolutely unique, bright and distinctive. So there is no surprise that they still remain relevant for both Ukrainian and foreign fashion-mongers. In recent years designers of the world create entire collection “based on” the main symbol – vyshyvanka (embroidered clothing) – and many celebrities now and then put on shirts with magic ornamentation believing them to be the summit of elegance.
14.10.2016 | top, Ukraine, on catwalk
THERMAL BATHS: ANOTHER REASON TO VISIT BUDAPEST
Owing to its majestic beauty and luxury, many people do not hesitate to refer to Budapest as "Eastern European Paris". In this city, literally drenched in bronze and granite, hours of walks and excursions fly quickly, echoing in the evening with tired and buzzing legs. In order to get a recharge after a few busy days and to go on active acquaintance with the Hungarian capital.
13.10.2016 | top, Hungary
Baalbek. The City of the Sun.
This might have been Titans with about three meters of height or aliens who accidentally happened to wander on Earth and had to build a spaceport. Or maybe the Phoenicians tried to express their obeisance to the supreme god Ba’al with a gigantic construction. Till now nobody managed to answer what kind of civilization erected Baalbek – one of the most majestic monuments of Lebanon.
11.10.2016 | top, Lebanon
TOP 5 OF THE WORLD MOST BEAUTIFUL LIGHTHOUSES
Lighthouse - this word evokes beautiful associations: sea adventures, storms, huge ships. And we do not want to dispel these thoughts, but rather to add fuel to the fire.Today we are sharing with you the quintet of amazing lighthouses!
10.10.2016 | top, nature
BASQUES: BETWEEN FRANCE AND SPAIN
Visiting Spain, probably every tourist at least once heard about an intention of the inhabitants of a successful Barcelona and its neighbouring towns to declare independence. From time to time this topic comes up in international news, dragging attention and overshadowing history of the Basques - another special people in the Pyrenees.
30.09.2016 | top, Spain
TIME TO GO TO CHIŞINĂU!
Come on! You have not been there yet! Your friends are mistaken if they discourage you to visit this city. Be sure to take the nearest train, bus or plane and head to enjoy the world most delicious mămăligă (a cornmeal mush or porridge), gogoshar (bell pepper), and dessert Guguta's cap. And if you are lucky to arrive at the right time, go to festivals of sweet cherry, lavender or wine.
11.08.2016 | top, Moldova
Serpent Charmers: How to Make a Snake Dance?
Magic dance of a snake in time with flute’s melody often described in Eastern fairy tales and depicted in movies is no fiction but a true symbol of those countries. In Egypt, India, African countries and some other states slithering tribe are tamed to make a spectacular entertainment out of it. Profession of reptile charmers exists there; it is believed to be as nearly as the most amazing on Earth. What does this mysterious trade represent, its experts teetering on the brink between life and death?
29.11.2016
MOSQUE: SHRINE OF THE MUSLIM WORLD
Mosque, is a prayer building with a dome. It has adjacent minaret towers, there can be not more then nine minarets; stepping inside a pilgrim sees ancient writings which are lines from the Quran. Only Arabic words adorn the walls, portrait painting is prohibited. Today we will tell our readers about the most extraordinary treasures of the Muslim world.
28.11.2016
Tasty Japan: Give the Country a Try
Ice cream with a taste of horse meat, pickled insects, fish with deadly venom, etc – Japanese cuisine has things to surprise, amaze and shock you with. And truth be told, enumeration of these dishes doesn’t help my appetite at all. But we are not after exotic stuff. True culinary tourism is an attempt to comprehend mindset and feel national distinctive color through traditional cuisine – not try most exotic dishes. Parts of people’s souls, its history and culture are actually concentrated in national dainties.
26.11.2016 | Japan
In Kyiv it was presented the book dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of Kazakhstan independence
Before the national holiday, Day of the First President of Republic Kazakhstan, as well as in the frames of celebration of the 25-th anniversary of the Independence of Kazakhstan, in Kyiv in the National Academy of science of Ukraine there was a presentation of book ‘Central Asian Pard’.
25.11.2016 | Kazakhstan
The representation of ministry of travel of Israel arranged a panel discussion in the frames of forum Ukraine-Israel for 25 years of diplomatic relations
In the frames of the forum Ukraine-Israel ‘Twenty-five years of diplomatic relations: from the common heritage to the total vision’ which happened in the capital of Ukraine there was a panel discussion on the topic ‘Collaboration between Israel and Ukraine in travel sector’. The moderator of the discussion was PR Director of State travel fund of the office of Israel in Kyiv Anna Serokurova.
25.11.2016 | Israel, diplomacy, turism
In Kyiv it was going the forum Ukraine-Israel. 25 years of diplomatic relations
In the capital of Ukraine it was a forum Ukraine-Israel ’25 years of diplomatic relations: from the common heritage to total vision’. The forum was organized by the Embassy of Israel State to Ukraine and personally the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Eliav Belotserkovski as well as under support of enterprise A7 CONFERENCES.
25.11.2016 | Israel, dipolomacy
DALLOL: BRIGHT GLORY OF ETHIOPIA
Countries often flaunt their natural beauties: they invite tourists allowing them to examine closely every detail of jewellery coined by the nature. Among beauties, there are some that are the most extravagantly bright, showy and bizarre, and sometimes even wild for our eyes. African Ethiopia grabbed one of the most beautiful accessories - Dallol volcano.
25.11.2016
VEUVE CLICQUOT: CHAMPAGNE OF MERRY WIDOW
Today’s foodies probably would have disdained to drink this champagne in the beginning of 19th century: an elegant golden wine was concealed by cloudy veil of yeast introduced into the blend to produce carbon dioxide, a delightful bouquet of fruit and vanilla tones was destroyed by rough off-flavours. Such a product could not satisfy the refined tastes of wealthy public and, as a consequence, did not bring significant profits. If effervescent Barbe-Nicole had not had confidence and a fair amount of pluck to venture into business, noble drink would have remained murky cheap tipple for plebs.
24.11.2016 | history of brand
CANADIAN SKYSCRAPERS: UPWARDS AND DOWNWARDS
There is hardly a person, especially in autumn, when the first frost, who did not cancel his or her appointment or a walk due to nasty weather, since it is a challenge to get dressed, to keep warm, to wait in the bitter cold for transport, instead you feel like wrapping yourself in blanket and read a book. What can we say about the Canadians: the nature tests them with harsh winters and real snowstorms. However, the Canadians do not cancel their meetings, and even go light in winter. How they do it – read below in OUTLOOK.
23.11.2016 | Canada
LOST ISLAND OF YAP. THE LAND OF BIG MONEY
How can you understand the nature of finance, if there is no desire to go deep into the jungle of science? It is better to see once, than to read a hundred times: a trip to the island of Yap in Micronesia replaces the entire university course of monetary theory. Yap roads are lined up with giant doughnut-shaped, carved disks the size of a millstone - rampant inflation has made the world biggest money into fun for tourists.
22.11.2016 | traditions, Micronesia
The ambassador of Latvia arranged a reception in honor of Independence Day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Ukraine Yuriy Poykans arranged an official reception in honor of the national holiday, Independence Day. So as to express the respect this day and congratulate the head of diplomatic mission his colleagues came, such as Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, diplomats, politicians, representatives of community, and mass media.
19.11.2016 | diplomacy, Latvia
In Kiev there was a concert dedicated to the Day of King of Belgium
On the 15-th of November, in Kiev in National Philharmonic of Ukraine the official concert dedicated to the Day of the King of Belgium happened. The event was organized by the Embassy of Kingdom of Belgium to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Luc Jacobs. All the musical pieces in this evening sounded at the performance of Belgium ensemble ‘Het Collectief’ which performed in Ukraine firstly.
16.11.2016 | music, Belgium, dipomacy
10 FACTS ABOUT ICELAND
Thanks largely to the UEFA European Football Championship that took place last summer in France, the whole world got interested in the distant and seemingly cold country of Iceland, since its footballers highlighted the tournament with several loud break-throughs, and thus promoted their homeland. In order to keep up with the trend, OUTLOOK decided to equip our readers for a possible trip there, and to share the coolest fun facts about the country of elves and trolls, volcanoes and glaciers.
The ambassador of Turkmenistan organized an official reception in honor of 25-th anniversary of Independence
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Ukraine Nurberdu Amanmuradov organized an official reception in honor of the 25-th anniversary of the Independence of Turkmenistan. This day the colleagues came to congratulate the Head of diplomatic mission, particularly, diplomats, representatives of church, Ukrainian politicians, community as well as mass media.
09.11.2016 | diplomacy
STORY OF ONE STREET: LAS RAMBLAS
The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is not only a resort area, but historically rich city with its own unique style, lively atmosphere and southern temper. Probably every visitor is sure to enjoy a leisurely promenade on Las Ramblas - a broad pedestrian boulevard, which is our topic today.
07.11.2016 | Spain
We were there: GDAŃSK
From the window of an old house with high ceilings one can see a part of Ogarna Street. Ornate signs, cute, diverse facades of buildings, flowers, cobbled roadway... The restoration of the historic part of Gdańsk began from this street back in 1949.
05.11.2016 | Poland
Mar del Plata - Argentine Muse
Hot breath of Argentina hangs in the air of Mar del Plata, resort city on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. Occupations to one’s liking are magical and for everyone there – speak language of tango, try all kinds of seafood, flash hat at the beach and stock up on inspiration for cold winter nights…
03.11.2016 | Argentine
Departure: BRAŞOV
Braşov is the heart of Romania with the German valves. Saxon spirit is insistently living in the houses with gingerbread roofs, and sounds in the bell ringing of Catholic Cathedral, the largest in Eastern Europe. Even the gates look waiting not for tourists but medieval knights.
02.11.2016 | Romania
The ambassador of Turkey arranged an official reception in honor of Republic Day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Ukraine Yönet Can Tezel organized an official reception in honor of Republic Day. The colleagues, particularly, the heads of diplomatic missions, representatives of the church, businessmen, community and mass media came to express their respect and congratulate the head of mission.
31.10.2016 | Turkey, diplomacy
The President of Ukraine accepted credential letters from the Ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Iraq, and Poland
The President Petro Poroshenko accepted credential letters of the ambassadors of Republic Iraq Mr Bakir Ahmed Aziz Al-Jafa, Republic Poland Mr Yan Peklo, Republic Azerbaijan Mr Azer Hudayar oglu Hudiev.
27.10.2016 | diplomacy
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania and military attaché arranged a reception in honor of Armed Forces Day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Ukraine Cristian-Leon Turcanu along with the attaché on the issues of defense, as well as military, air-force and naval powers attaché arranged an official reception in honor of the celebration of Armed Forces Day.
26.10.2016 | diplomacy, Romania
GEORGIA: FIRE AND SWORD
The sword and the vine, as the beloved national symbols of Georgia, are even depicted in the coat of arms of Georgia. The ages-long struggle for motherland made this nation proud and brave. That is why the military traditions are much honoured in Georgian culture. Moreover, the Georgians love the world around them so much, that this contrast is amazing.
26.10.2016 | Грузия
Peacekeeping Is Power: United Nations Day
United Nations Organization was created in order to cease global violence, protect human rights and eradicate poverty. On October, 24, 1945 founding states ratified the treaty on creation of global body that acquired the name the UN.
24.10.2016 | history, society
Living Water of Dead Sea
Already on the way to the water, the strong smell of salt and sulphur hit my nose. Shore were dotted with bizarre-shaped yellow-white boulders, and the whole expanse of the sea was enveloped in mysterious, whitish haze. This strange place was very quiet: no birds, on holidaymakers on sun loungers, the sea looked like a huge pot with hot thick jelly that barely reacted with light rips in response to rather strong wind.
23.10.2016 | nature, Israel, Jordan
A WIFE IS NEVER KNOWN TILL HUNGER
The ancient Indian belief has it that a wife is never known till her husband has poverty. Who knows if hunger can be considered as demonstration of poverty, but once a year Indian men watch a manifestation of loyalty and commitment of women in this way.
21.10.2016 | India
History Clatters on Stone Blocks of the Netherlands
It is customary to measure legs of life in pairs of worn out shoes. You tread on to discover new and glance at ancient things. And when leather shoes begin to gaze your feet, you can't help but recall huge wooden clogs that you happened to find behind your great grandmother's oven in Poltava. It is as if Ms. Holland herself salutes you, because... Is there really a person who hasn't heard about Dutch klompen?
16.10.2016 | tradition
The embassy of Spain made a reception in honor of National day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Ukraine Gerardo Ángel Bugallo Ottone arranged an official reception in honor of National day established in memory of the first arrival of Christopher Columbus in America in 1492.
12.10.2016 | diplomacy, Spain
ORIENTAL MAKEUP AS A TRADITION: SEDUCTIVE AND LANGUISHING LOOK
The well-known saying goes: east is a delicate matter. All-in-all, it is true as evidenced even by details. Due to specific climate, eastern women have similar type of appearance, and their nations are united by close cultures. Therefore, they prefer the same beauty standards. Women are supposed to be modest, to dress so as to completely or almost completely conceal figure. Therefore, all that remains to them is to charm a man by play of eyes, so eastern makeup concentrates on eyes.
12.10.2016 | Japan, India
10 Facts about Papua New Guinea
Professional travelers, ethnographists and explorers rarely visit lands, popular among tourists, because there is a slim chance to make a discovery or learn something new there. However, experts have own TOP-list of countries and regions where even in 21st century they find things to amaze themselves first and entire world then. Among others, such an attention-grabber full of mysteries is picturesque Papua New Guinea where there are as many as 800 languages used.
07.10.2016 | Africa, 10 facts
MULTAN: CITY OF YELLOW MANGOS AND TURQUOISE ROOFS
A little-known Pakistani city of Multan is located in Punjab province on the bank of the picturesque Chenab River. Most tourists, probably, have never heard about it, although it is located almost in the centre of the country and is one of the oldest cities in Asia. But anyone who has ever been to Multan, falls in love with it forever enchanted by its remarkable azure roofs of shrines and mosques. It is due to them that the city often reminds the deep sea, iridescent with dozens of shades from turquoise to dark blue.
06.10.2016 | Pakistan
IF YOU HAVE 10 $ AND YOU ARE IN... STOCKHOLM
Stockholm is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Nevertheless, its residents are satisfied with this status of the capital, and it is no wonder since an average salary in the city reaches USD2800... So, at first glance, it is a difficult task to have a good fun in the Swedish capital if you have just USD10 in your pocket. But this task is not hopeless once you stir your imagination and wind up your brain. So, our adventurous readers, follow us and we will show how to penetrate into the soul of the city without spending bank notes with your both hands!
05.10.2016 | Sweeden, 10$
In Embassy of Slovakia presentation of ‘Winter season 2016-2017’ happened
In Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Kyiv the presentation of ‘Winter travel season 2016-2017’ happened. The event was organized by the representation of Slovakian management on tourism especially for travel agents and companies embedded in the embassy.
05.10.2016 | travel, Slovakia, turism
In Kyiv the business forum Ukraine-Kazakhstan was going
In the capital of Ukraine there was a trade mission of Kazakhstan producers organized by the National agency on export and investments ‘KaznexInvest’ of Ministry on investment and development of Kazakhstan Republic along with Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the auspices of the Embassy of Kazakhstan Republic to Ukraine.
04.10.2016 | diplomacy, Kazakhstan, buisness
Fado: gentleness and deftness of Portuguese romances
Twelve-string guitar, the twilight of Portuguese nights, candles, and soul-gripping voice… Dramatic incentives of fado song tell about unrequited love. It cannot appear in the crossroads of destinies; however, it enables feelings to embody into the touching sounds of Portuguese romances.
04.10.2016 | music, art
The ambassador of Korea arranged a reception in honor of day of the state’s foundation
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Korean Republic to Ukraine Lee Hyang-Gu arranged an official reception in honor of the day of the state’s foundation. So as to express their respect and congratulate the Head of diplomatic mission, this day his colleagues came, such as ambassadors of Palestine, Malaysia, Argentina, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, representatives of national authorities, people’s deputies, members of cultural associations, communities, and mass media.
03.10.2016 | diplomacy, Korea
MENTALITY BANK. EGYPTIANS: MODERN DESCENDANTS OF PHARAOHS
Pyramids, pharaohs, ancient burials... For most people around the world Egypt is associated with something mysterious and inexplicable. Probably, it is difficult to find a more mysterious and mystical place than this country. No less mysterious are its inhabitants.
03.10.2016 | Egypt
Photo project: Nobody leaves hungry. Colourful bazaars of Israel.
With support of the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine, OUTLOOK visited this exciting country. Today we share with you vivid photos of urban markets! Even through the photos on the screen local flavour makes you plunge into authentic and incredibly delicious atmosphere! Enjoy!
02.10.2016 | Israel
WORLD GHETTOS: POLISH QUARTER IN NEW YORK
New York is rightfully considered one of the most interesting cities in the world. The reasons for this are many, including its unique ethnic composition of more than twenty large communities. New Yorkers joke that they do not need to travel, as it is just enough to take a ride through national enclaves and learn new cultures.
01.10.2016 | USA, Poland, world ghettos
200-th anniversary of Argentina’s Independence. In Kyiv the exhibition of artist Nora Iniesta
In the course of celebration of 200-th anniversary of the Independence of Argentina in Argentinean house in Kyiv the exhibition of the prominent painter Nora Iniesta has been opened. The leading motive of her creativity is love towards her birth place which she tries to express creating the images of her motherland in different genres of the visual art.
30.09.2016 | art
Tbilisi is the Capital of ...
Each city of the world has own unique recognizable face that sticks in memories of travelers. Face of Tbilisi matures and improves with time, acquires noble European features without losing distinctive twinkle in its eyes…
29.09.2016 | Georgia
Berlin. Holocaust. Places of memory
Thanks to of the Jewish Forum of Ukraine and personally to the President Arkady Monastyrski OUTLOOK visited Berlin and visited places connected with terrible crimes of the Holocaust. And today, when in Ukraine are preparing for the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy, we have decided to recall the places still storing traces of the Holocaust.
28.09.2016 | Germany, society, histiory
THORNY PATH OF FLOWER
Traditional Japanese kabuki theatre has always been a mystery to the European mentality: only an expert on the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun can understand a play without guide’s tips.
27.09.2016 | Japan, art, traditions
The embassy of Germany to Ukraine had Doors Open Day
The last Saturday, on the 24-th of September, in Embassy of Germany to Ukraine there was Doors Open Day ‘German Garden’ organized in the course of German culture week in Ukraine. All the guests of the event were able to get familiar with German activity in Ukraine and communicate with the representatives of German middleman organizations
26.09.2016 | Germany, diplomacy
Marrakech is the ‘red’ city of Morocco
‘Marrakech, come to Marrakech, to the city of gold near the sky… Marrakech, come to Marrakech where the troubles of life drift on by’, in such a way it was sung in the composition of the one-time hot Goombay Dance Band. The musicians sang their part on behalf of African man who had left his house of birth searching for better life.
26.09.2016 | Morocco
Women's Adornments in India: Sacred Meaning
Upon hearing word combination “Hindu woman” an image of a beautiful woman wearing sari and definitely with numerous adornments and pictures on her body emerges in our imagination. Where does passion for body decoration come from in national traditions of this people?
23.09.2016 | India
PALACES OF THE DESERT
They have been on duty for many years. Beaten down, crippled, lost friends in battles, they are still staring into endless sand landscapes to see whether an enemy is approaching, and every day they lose their memories crumb by crumb. About thirty palaces and castles live out their remaining days scattered throughout the deserts of Jordan. Once majestic, terrifying and awaking mystical awe, even now these fortified palaces are able to captivate a traveller.
22.09.2016 | Jordan
Eastern music of Sufi: Qawali
‘Love evolves when one looks in the eyes of the person beloved seeing there God’, in such a way the lines of some Arabian song called Qawali is translated. The authorship of this chant is ascribed to Eastern strangers Sufi who tending to find the sense of existence strolled around the half an Earth bare-footed. In the travels they composed songs where they told narration describing what they had to endure.
22.09.2016 | tradition, art
SALTA LANDMARKS: NOTHING ELSE BUT BEAUTIFUL
It is dubbed the spot of Spain in the heart of Argentina. Founded by the Spanish conquerors and surrounded by beautiful nature with a mild warm climate, Salta attracted immigrants from many countries. Intensive mixture of European style and Latin volcanic character resulted into striking and unique new culture. The city is so beautiful, that people nicknamed it Salta la Linda - Salta the Beautiful.
20.09.2016
WHAT THEY EAT: KYRGYZSTAN
With the passage of time, people in this country have not ceased to amaze guests with their mentality and thoughtful approach to cooking of homemade meals. Salty tea, sour soups, snacks from horse meat - a bold combination of products and flavours defy culinary clichés, thus creating gourmet masterpiece delighting indigenous population and surprising visitors to the valley of the Celestial Mountains.
19.09.2016
In Kyiv Independence Day of Mexico has been celebrated
In Kyiv Independence Day of Mexico has been officially celebrated, the event joined by the Embassy of Mexico to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Maria Luisa Beatriz Lopez Gargallo. So as to congratulate the colleague with the national holiday the heads of diplomatic missions of Algeria, Georgia, Canada, Serbia, Argentina...
19.09.2016 | diplomacy, Mexico
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