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THE KINGDOM OF ICE AND SNOW IN THE NORTH-EASTERN CHINA
For not to have among our readers too many sad and whiny people counting days till summer or even warm spring days, the OUTLOOK would like to share at least one reason to love the cold season with all heart. The opportunity is to go to the Chinese city of Harbin and eyewitness fantastic and cool festival of ice and snow.
16.01.2017 | top, China
Cabo Polonio. Special Town of Uruguay
Candles substitute lamps there, white sand whispers beneath your threads and from small coffee houses hidden in thick spinney songs about love, freedom and ocean sound till morning. Ocean is main and essential there. Life of Cabo Polonio whirls around it. Or, more precisely, rolls over lazily because in this tiny Uruguayan town nobody observes time or follows recent news.
17.01.2017 | Uruguay
Departure: TRIESTE
Try to guess name of this city and its location: the Croats and the Slovenes are scurrying here and there, they drink beer no worse than regular customers of the best Austrian breweries and combine it with snack of pasta and local seafood. You are unlikely to grasp immediately what it is all about, but we unveil it for you as our today story is about the Italian city of Trieste.
15.01.2017 | Italy, departure
BOAT INSTEAD OF SHOPPING BASKET: FAMOUS FLOATING MARKETS
Stores, shopping malls, markets - all these places are an integral part of daily goings-on of almost every person on our planet. It would seem there is nothing special about them: they are all alike, just goods and prices vary depending on country or city. In fact, it is not quite true since some markets are only accessible via waterways. Our today’s story is about them.
14.01.2017 | tradition
Cambodia Should Be Inside
In the very heart of jungles, surrounded by a stripe of water around the perimeter, a huge regular-shaped rectangle that seems like it is giving geometry classes to the starts overlooking it is situated. Silent skies saw times of shiny glory and painful descent of this amazing object. Over five centuries it had been the prime pearl of the mysterious Khmer Empire, its crowning glory and its enemies’ envy. World’s larges religious complex – Angkor Wat – effortlessly sets records and boggles its guests’ imagination just as easily.
10.01.2017 | Cambodia
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.
09.01.2017 | traditions, Finland, Canada
ART OF TOPIARY
When I, as a little girl, for the first time passed my hand over trimmed bush, my palm got scratched with sharp edges of twigs and lasting arborvitae fragrance hit my nose. Mesmerized, I was not able to take my eyes away from the cones, balls and squares that surrounded me in the park of a small resort town. I felt like being inside a fairy tale, where behind the leaves I could notice a smile of the Cheshire Cat.
09.01.2017 | art, nature
On catwalk: Norway
Full set of Norwegian national outfit can be traded for a pretty immodest car. Offspring of Vikings habitually create their bunads, decorated with elaborate embroideries, only manually thus investing a lost of effort and patience in it. Sure enough, they don’t wear helmets with horns anymore, but their folk dress still doesn’t lack splendor.
08.01.2017 | Norway, on catwalk
EVERYTHING ON SALE: THE WORLD'S BEST MARKETS AND BAZAARS
In this day and age, it is difficult to surprise anyone, especially an urban resident, with some large department store or market, since nowadays one can buy everything from a humble convenience store next door. However, the iconic bazaars and flea markets are still operating across the globe, they are famous in legends and described with delight. Well-known is that they turn shopping into a cultural exchange and are much more than just a commercial place for the sale of goods.
08.01.2017
Christmas Eve and What’s to Follow
Christmas arrives with a warm overjacket on its shoulders. At night it brings warm light of the first evening star and in the morning it wakes you up with shine of white but warm sun. If my great-grandmonther’s grandmother had been asked about her Christmas feelings, I believe, her words would have been identical to mine. Because together with a bowl of kutia, generations of Ukrainians transfer their traditions from hand to hand.
06.01.2017 | holiday, traditions, Ukraine
If You Have $10 And You Are In… Sydney
We launch a new column with an aim to explore the way of spending ten US Dollars – nice crisp banknote – in this or that city on our planet. We’ll “blow it off” on edibles, transportation and entertainment. Let’s start in Sydney and figure out together if we should tighten our belts.
05.01.2017 | 10 dollars
Handicraft: persian rugs
In those days when the Persian soldiers were second to none, and both the Roman Empire and the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by their power, skilful fingers of winner nation craftswomen created their first masterpiece. The carpet called The Springtime passed into history as the most precious of all time. It symbolized powerful rule of the Persians, and its beauty told about the divine origin of the king Khosrow I.
05.01.2017 | tradition, art, Iran
STEP OVER THRESHOLD: THE MAGICAL ART OF THE HUICHOL PEOPLE
Dazzling flashes of ancient knowledge manifested in colourful shimmering beads and in elaborated yarn mosaics by Huichol Indians, captivate the imagination calling for an endless journey through branches of the world tree. Spiritual images take on flesh in intricate ornaments that accompany a Mexican peasant throughout his life. Twilight land of legends always have a shelter for a weary traveller: no one is alone on the paths of spirits.
04.01.2017 | art, Mexican
VIDEO: Conquer nature. The most impressive viaducts
Very often nature tests people. From time to time we have to conquer and subjugate the elements. When men mastered construction of bridges, water obstacles have ceased to be a problem for humanity. However, what to do if a town is behind a pit, flatland or gorge? All-too-common "bridge" on pillars cannot be constructed everywhere. In such cases people resort to erecting viaducts, some of which are true works of art.
03.01.2017 | nature, arhitecture
Bregenz. To the Theatre in a Tuxedo And on a Catamaran
Especially for those who believe theatre and opera music to be vestige of the past, we tell about an amazing Austrian theatre where traditional art meets technical and engineering novelties and also a great view of the Alps.
02.01.2017 | Austrian
SLIPPERY FUN: WORLD ICE RINKS
They build ice hotels and carve ice fountains pouring white wine, make samovars and even kerosene lamps. Photographers went even far and got the hand to use dry ice to create the effect of smoke and fog in picture. In search of more and more sophisticated ways to use frozen water, humanity almost forgot about another fascinating feature it suggests. So, dig into your wardrobes and find lovely hats with pompoms, fluffy "ears", scarves, mittens, sweaters and... skates. In the spirit of holidays, OUTLOOK prepared for you a selection of the world most popular ice arenas.
02.01.2017 | places
Unique Lapland: country of wonders within the Polar circle
The closer winter holidays are, the louder all-nation weeping for the lost charms of New Year night is. Rains, fogs, and ordinary tiredness obstructed the way of joy into city, and fairy-tale stands back at the North, in far Lapland. The shivering glow of the polar lights fleshes out the ancient tales and blows off the golden dust from the holiday cards directing way to the village of Santa Claus where Christmas fires have never gone down.
31.12.2016
SUPER-CHILLED: BEST FESTIVALS OF ICE AND SNOW ART
Ice and snow has long been used by artists to create different figures and objects, and only 1960, this age-old skill became a new trend of a land art! The largest number of winter artworks is created during special festivals about which we will tell our readers.
29.12.2016 | festival, nature
10 FACTS ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN
We all in the OUTLOOK are absolutely sure that each country is interesting in its own way, and the popular destinations are often famed due to competent presentation and good promotion. Today we would like to share with you interesting and curious facts about the wonderful and hospitable Kazakhstan, a state without cultural and historical heritage of which we cannot imagine neither Central Asia nor the whole Eurasia.
28.12.2016 | 10 facts
Glass Handmade
Exclusive glass vases and Christmas tree decorations that only exist in one or two samples, aside from high price, most often also have in common unique production technology that is mastered by representatives of a rare profession – glass-blower. The history of the craft has lasted for a couple of millennia with some old secrets of handmade production still kept under seal.
27.12.2016 | art
SNOW-COVERED PEAKS
The cold season brings not only such important things as wrapping into a reindeer sweater, drinking hot chocolate and once again reviewing Christmas comedies. Thus, sport has not been canceled yet, so OUTLLOK compiled top five ski resort bucket list for you to cheer up and get out of your winter sleep.
25.12.2016 | nature, turism
Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions demonstrated the seventeenth volume of scientific annual ‘Ukraine diplomatic’
In the hall of scientific council of National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Kyiv Polytechnic Institute named after Igor Sikorskii’, Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions arranged a presentation of the seventeenth volume of scientific annual ‘Ukraine diplomatic’ and books of the series ‘Library of scientific annual ‘Ukraine diplomatic’.
23.12.2016 | diplomacy
Slow Life: We Manage Everything
Probably every person, who lives in our blistering and constantly accelerating era, needs to stop time and again to exhale and have own powers recharged. Residents of large cities need such breaks especially frequently, because as nearly as entire surrounding space never sleeps. In order to discover aspired ‘stop’ button inside yourself and then press it we offer you a story of a young but very interesting life philosophy that bears expressive name Slow Life.
23.12.2016
GERMANY - A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS FAIR DESTINATION
Are you eager to have a great holiday to excite your aesthetic perception, smell and stomach? Are you looking forward to opportunities for shopping and entertainment, and at the same time learning Christmas traditions of another country? We encourage you to combine all those delights by visiting New Year fairs which are an integral part of celebration in most of Europe. Being strict in everyday life, but vibrant on holidays, Germany is an excellent holiday destination.
23.12.2016 | holiday, Germany
Kyiv city mayor arranged the official reception for the ambassadors of foreign states
Kyiv city mayor Vitaliy Klichko arranged in the city hall official diplomatic reception for the ambassadors of the foreign states accredited in Ukraine, on the occasion of the upcoming holidays, such as New Year and Christmas.
22.12.2016 | diplomacy, Kyiv
LUANG PRABANG: CITY OF BUDDHA
Our planet is a home to cities where every breath of air and ray of sunshine are felt with energy. To feel energy it is not necessarily to be enlightened or addicted to certain substances, it is enough just to be in the right place. Today we are guiding our readers to one of these outstanding locations - Laotian city of Luang Prabang. Associated with Buddha’s enlightenment, the city plays an important spiritual role both in the country and on Pan-Asian level.
21.12.2016 | Laos
The Muslims of Kyiv celebrated Maulid – the holiday of birthday of Prophet Muhammad
On the 20-th of December in the walls of Kyiv church mosque ‘Ar-Rahma’ there was a festive event dedicated to the birth of Prophet Muhammad, one of the most important events in the history of Islamic world.
21.12.2016 | religion, diplomacy
In the capital it was a reception dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of independence and Day of solidarity with Azerbaijan nation
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Azer Huduev arranged an official reception in honor of the 25-th anniversary of independence of the country and Day of solidarity with Azerbaijan nation of the whole world. This holiday is established in honor of all the representatives of Azerbaijan nation residing at their motherland as well as outside its borders. The holiday was firstly acclaimed in 1991.
20.12.2016 | diplomacy, Azerbaijan
The ambassador of Malaysia arranged a greeting reception for Ukrainian community
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Ukraine DAtuk Ayauf Bin Bachi made a greeting reception High Tea for the partners working in the area of cultural diplomacy, representatives of Ukrainian community, and mass media.
19.12.2016 | diplomacy, Malaysia
Christmas Is In the Air
Christmas is one of the most beautiful and favourite holidays in Erope and they get ready for it well in advance and thoroughly! Christmas fairs filled with bright fairy lights, New Year toys and shiny tinsels create festive atmosphere of solemnity. Photographer Roman Matkov was lucky to get an eyeful of all this impressive beauty and today he shares pre-holiday mood with readers of OUTLOOK through a selection of photos!
19.12.2016 | holiday
History of a Brand: Cirque du Soleil
Spectacular show project Cirque du Soleil rocked the world of circus art to remind that circus can not only entertain but also create new reality. Crazy experiments on human body defy any power on gravity and miracle-plays of sound and light lure the audience into a twilight labyrinth of philosophical dramas letting them get to the sun together with characters of stagings.
16.12.2016 | art
The Ambassador of Sweden Martin Hagstriom invited Ukrainians and diplomats to celebrate the Day of Saint Lucia
One of the most ancient and cultural traditions in Sweden is the praising of Saint Lucia. The guests of official diplomatic service in the capital of Ukraine were able to join the customs accompanied the 13-th of December.
15.12.2016 | diplomacy, Sweden
In the embassy of Iraq the round table happened
In the embassy of Iraq in Ukraine the round table happened dedicated to the topic of solidarity with Iraq army in the fight with the terrorism. The event was opened with the speech of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iraq to Ukraine Mr Bakir Ahmed Asis Al-Jaff.
15.12.2016 | diplomacy, Iraq
The embassies of Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Bulgaria, and Israel represented the first sculptures of the project ‘Angels of nations’
The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria, Latvia, and Moldova, as well as representatives of embassies of Lithuania and Israel represented at Mykhaylovska square the first sculptures of the project ‘Angels of nations’.
15.12.2016 | diplomacy, Kyiv
Commemorative stamp for 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations of Ukraine and Bulgaria is to be published in Kyiv
In the central place of ‘Ukrpost’ there was a delivery of contract Record on inclination to produce the common Bulgarian and Ukrainian stamp in the connection with twenty fifth summer jubilee from the moment of establishment of diplomatic relations between Republic Bulgaria and Ukraine.
14.12.2016 | Bulgaria, dilomacy
In Kyiv the public discussion was going dedicated to 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Ukraine
On the 13-th of December in Diplomatic academy of Ukraine there was a public discussion ‘Lithuania-Ukraine. 25 years of diplomatic relations’ organized by the embassy of Lithuania and Institute of world politics.
14.12.2016 | Ukraine, diplomacy, Lithuania
10 facts about Serbia
Balkans is the travel destination that is becoming more and more popular year by year. Perhaps, every traveler has its own favorite countries of the region, however, we cannot avoid telling about the main state of this semi-island Serbia.
14.12.2016 | Serbia
The Ambassador of Qatar arranged an official reception in honor of National Day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Qatar to Ukraine Jasim Rashid Al Halifa organized an official reception in honor of National Day dedicated to the anniversary of acquiring independence in Qatar as well as anniversary of country union.
13.12.2016 | diplomacy, Qatar
In Kyiv the official reception in honor of National Palestine Day has happened
In Kyiv the official reception dedicated to the National Day of Palestine happened organized by the embassy of this state to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mohammed Al Asaad.
13.12.2016 | Palestine, doplomacy
Sharm El Sheikh: dancing in the desert, diving and learning to make terms…
The coast of the red sea is decorated by the resort city Sharm El Sheikh that is translated in a sophisticated manner as ‘sheikh’s bay’. Surrounded by Sinaic Mountains, it is reliably covered being protected from the winds and foul weather. As well, it saves the cozy climate for travels all the year…
12.12.2016 | Egupt
In Kyiv it was the concert dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliev
Under the auspices of embassy of Azerbaijan in National musical academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Chaykovskyy there was a concert dedicated to the memory of national leader of Azerbaijan nation Heydar Aliev.
12.12.2016 | music, art, diplomacy, Azerbaijan
Maculele: dance to make the sparks fly
When the first emigrants from Africa came to Brazil, they brought rousing actions in the country that had been living upon the principle ‘Life is a carnival’. As the citizens of Africa explained, dance maculele appeared in the environment where slaves had to protect themselves from the encroachment of their owners. That is why representatives of nation mastered sticks and knives provided that the weapon was hold in the arms even during the dances…
10.12.2016 | traditions, Brazil
Jakarta – Victorious and Great: Symbols of Liberty
Indonesia is a huge country, fourth on the planet it terms of population and 12th in terms of territory. And its magnificent Jakarta is one of the most ancient and most interesting capitals of the world. However it hasn’t always been majestic and independent, not at all… Taking into account complicated Indonesian way to aspired freedom, we felt like exploring those very landmarks of the Victorious and Great (that’s hjow the name translates from Indonesian) that have become symbols of this achievement.
09.12.2016 | Indonesia
Embassy of Turkmenistan Holds Round Table in Kyiv
Main topic of the event, held in the Hall of the Board of Academics of National Transport University was “Global Sustainable Transport Conference in the Context of Developing International Cooperation”.
09.12.2016 | diplomacy
Ambassador of Kazakhstan Holds Reception in Honor of the National Day
In December 1991 law was adopted “On State Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. This is how the country gained the status of an independent state, recognized by global community, for the first time. Traditionally, from that period on, in early winter National Day is celebrated annually.
08.12.2016 | diplomacy, Kazakhstan
A Trip to Transylvania: Intriguing Places of Romania
A visit to picturesque Transylvania is akin to mystic extravaganza that takes place in reality. But laymen rarely know for sure what to visit in Romania aside from the famous Bran Castle, residence of Count Dracula. OUTLOOK solves the problem and offers an opportunity to personally choose an exciting route – its history may not just surprise but also stir your blood. For your attention here come TOP-5 most amazing and mysterious places in Romania that you must see with your own eyes.
08.12.2016 | travel, Romania
WEDDING TRADITIONS OF THE WORLD: FROM GEESE TO LASSO
Stealing the bride's shoe in the midst of the celebration, and to require unimaginable redemption from the groom, is an interesting action for which it is worth to go to the wedding party. This is not the only wedding tradition of country, by which the legal wedlock of two hearts acquires a special flavour. What are interesting rituals of different parts of our planet? We leave for the honeymoon in search of the most original and unusual traditions of the peoples of the world!
07.12.2016 | traditions
Embassy of UAE to Ukraine Orchestrates Diplomatic Reception
Solemn reception dedicated to 45th anniversary of union of Emirates took place in Kyiv. National Day is celebrated in the country each year on December 2.
07.12.2016 | diplomacy, UAE
Falkirk: Greetings from Scottish Province
Scotland with its somewhat gloomy and refreshing climate, famous monster of Loch Ness and terrific whisky has been for a long time considered a favorite of seasoned and experienced travelers who have seen major landmark on Earth and hot beaches. However, even experts rarely get further than Glasgow or Edinburgh although it is between those two cities where a beautiful yet little-known city Falkirk, our today’s story is about it.
06.12.2016 | Scotland
KOLKATA: CITY OF GREAT THINKERS AND VAGABONDS
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is a distinctive city since it supplied the world with as much as three Indian Nobel Prize winners, and is regarded as India’s intellectual and cultural capital. But, at the same time, most people brush their teeth, do laundry and cook right in the streets, and many famous travellers who have visited the city, refer to it as the worst one they had ever seen. So, what is closer to the truth?
06.12.2016 | India
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