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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Story of One Street: Piccadilly
London is a city that cannot but impress. Its every guest is bound to admire something, some – architecture, others – crazy pace of life, and some – Victorian spirit and aristocratic atmosphere in our 21st century. Its streets are a treasure trove for own explorations and one should start with the legendary Piccadilly because upon walking it alone, one immediately understands what London is all about.
Embraced by Autumn: Where to Go on Mellow Season?
Autumn promises that heat would gradually fade away and immediately presents with a choice: either to clutch at stewing days in warm countries or taste cool evenings and admire architecture without being distracted by sultriness.
15.09.2016 | nature, places
The delegation of Ministry of tourism came to Ukraine
In the course of the guests visit in the capital there have been thematic conferences and meetings. On the 14-th of September, the evening of presentations and business communication with the representatives of Ministry of tourism of Israel, mass media of Ukraine, leading travel operators, travel partners, and pilgrim centers.
15.09.2016 | Israel
The artist Jamal Badwan has been awarded with the medal of culture, science and art of the President of Palestine
In State architectural historical conservation Saint Sophia Cathedral there was a ceremony of official awarding of Palestinian artist Jamal Badwan with the medal of culture, science and art of the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas.
14.09.2016 | art, Palestine, doplomacy
In Turkmenistan a Law on Approval of the new edition of the Constitution of the country is adopted
The Constitutional Law on Approval of the new edition of the Constitution of Turkmenistan is adopted at the session of the Council of Elders held in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat. Adoption of the Constitutional Law has become a logical continuation of the Constitutional reform, initiated in the country, and aimed at further improvement of political system, stage-by-stage democratization of the state and society, in particular, envisaging political diversity and multiparty system.
The new ambassador of the USA Mary Yovanovich entered office
The new Ambassador of the USA to Ukraine Mary Yovanovich has officially started implementing her diplomatic duties. Earlier she was an Ambassador in Republic Armenia (2008-2011) and Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008).
13.09.2016 | USA, diplomacy
Minorca State of Mind
Dwellers of this island whiten their houses like crazy, treat every plant with love and can watch birds of passage for hours. Emerald valleys get shifted with desert landscapes there and precipitous cliffs border with azure and ruby beaches. Minorca is like the most precious stone in the neckless of Balearic Islands.
13.09.2016 | Spain
Cockney: derisive British dialect
Recently London museum has conducted a survey among the visitors. As it turned out, a good few of the respondents did not know what is meant when people say ‘Mother Hubbard’ (cupboard) and Tommy Tucker (dinner). Strange nicknames for items known for everybody; quite famous usage of ’ain’t’ form instead of ‘am not’ as well as disappearing letter h in several words are the features of British dialect cockney considered as picturesque language that amazes Englishmen with its sarcastic nature and provocation.
12.09.2016 | Great Britain
The ambassador of Tajikistan officially celebrated in Kyiv 25-the anniversary
In the capital of Ukraine the official celebration of 25-th anniversary of independence of Tajikistan happened. The holiday was organized by the embassy of Tajikistan in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr Fayzulo Halboboev.
12.09.2016 | holiday, diplomacy, Tajikistan
In Kyiv the concert of friendship Korea-Ukraine happened
In the column hall of National Philharmonic of Ukraine the official concert dedicated to the week of friendship Korea-Ukraine was arranged organized by the Embassy of Korea to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr Lee Yang-goo.
12.09.2016 | art, Korea, doplomacy
Austria Tyrol area is very distinctive. It has its unique cuisine, and even its own style of singing. Here the centuries-old history is perfectly coupled with natural beauty and sport facilities. Top of diversity manifestation is small mountain town of Innsbruck. It is the administrative centre of Tyrol, as well as one of the cleanest places in Europe, popular sports resort and a world-famous centre of contemporary art.
11.09.2016 | Австрия
A jewel-case of Turkey is full of pure wonders provoking an inspiration for fairy tale writer. When people first see blindingly white mountains in the midst of warm country, they experience various desires: someone wants to fall into white drifts and make a snow angel, as some people imagine that white cliffs taste sweet just like cotton candy...
10.09.2016 | nature, Turkey
Animals in the City – When People Sing in Tune with Nature
Many city dwellers are irritated by cats, dogs or even pigeons in the streets. Attempts of zoo-advocates to save them from attacks of people and from starvation are mainly ineffective. But there are wonderful cities in this world where people perfectly coexist with deer, peacocks and cattle…
09.09.2016 | nature
The new ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine has been assigned
The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev assigned order about designation of Azer Hudayar oglu Huduev as the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan Republic to Ukraine.
07.09.2016 | diplomacy, Azerbaijan
Beirut is the Capital of Lebanon
Beirut constitutes some sort of an Island of Europe in Arabic world. Lebanese capital is called in many different ways: Paris of the Middle East – for large selection of fashion boutiques and busy night life; Mediterranean Switzerland – for numerous business opportunities and reliability of local banks; and Phoenix City – for the undefeatable spirit and abundance of troubles suffered…
06.09.2016 | Lebanon
They need warmith. Where birds stay for winter
As a child I could spend hours gazing at the sky and spying majestic flocks of birds winging their way south. For a kid this movement was a real magic. Today my bookshelf hosts almost no books about magic, though I am still excited about feathered tribes travelling in hope to land on their winter grounds.
04.09.2016 | Georgia, nature, Israel, Spain, Estonia, Kenia
One Lives And Learns – World’s Most Interesting Campuses.
On the threshold of a new academic year we simply couldn’t but inspire both current and future students with most impressive university and institute campuses. Those who have already received degree will probably get filled with admiration, too, and start thinking whether or not to get another one because in such places one hits the books especially fruitfully.
10 Facts about Cuba
Iron and charismatic Fidel, great rum and famous cigars – this is probably the minimum set of every person’s knowledge on this planet about Cuba. We suggest we don’t limit ourselves to it because the famous Liberty Island is a truly interesting and unusual country that deserves attention. Our selection of curious facts about it is a nice opportunity to get to know it better.
01.09.2016 | Cuba
The President of Ukraine accepted letters of credence from the Ambassador of the USA, Romania, Brazil, and Egypt
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko accepted the letters of credence from the Ambassadors of the USA Mary Jovanovich, Romania - Cristian-Leon Țurcanu, Brazil - Oswaldo Biato Junior, and Egypt – Hossam Eldin M. Ali. It is reported at the web-site of administration of the President of Ukraine.
30.08.2016 | Ukraine, diplomacy
Bangladesh: Frozen-in-Time Metamorphose
Crazy stream of traffic with double-decked busses – second of which is a roof full of dare-devils, cycle rickshaws scurrying far and wide like dragonflies, contrast of centuries-old temples and colorful advertising signboards, high-rise blocks with their curious dwellers, ready to invite a stranger to their wedding in the heat of a friendly talk right after first meeting – that’s what Bangladesh is about.
30.08.2016 | Bangladesh
In Vino Veritas: World’s 5 Most Unusual Vineyards
It has been known since olden times that wine-making process is a true art that is within the power only of the ones sincerely in love with their trade. Let alone beauty of masterpieces created by skillful hands – grape gardens, scattered in various nooks of the world, that impress with grandeur and adorn this planet, ornamenting it with bright juicy colors.
29.08.2016 | nature
Luxury in Korean Style: Royal Palaces of Seoul
Seoul of South Korea that blisteringly turned from an ancient city of a poor country into a prospering capital of an advanced state over 20th century, definitely deserves respect; as much esteem is earned by those municipal officials and patriots who, in times of explosive industrialization, managed to preserve glorious heritage of the past – royal palaces of Joseon dynasty.
28.08.2016 | architecture, South Korea
This wild Africa... Part 2
We are continuing our narration about the most breath-taking national reservations in Africa! There are five more primordial world areas where time hardly slowed down its running being afraid of worrying the natural harmony…
27.08.2016 | Africa, nature
Montserrat: Visiting Angels
Should we have a look at notes of those who plan their trips to Spain, next to the darling of all hearts, Barcelona, Montserrat is bound to rank second. Also, the mountain of the abbey is a must-visit spot for local dwellers, too – they believe it necessary to visit Catalonia’s religious heart at least once a year.
25.08.2016 | travel, Spain
10 Facts About Ukraine
Over several years of our project’s operation we have created large amount of features, both texts and visuals, about various countries, visited numerous cities, got acquainted with huge number of peoples. And now, on the day of 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, Outlook with love and joy continues its series of features with the one about native country. Most interesting facts about Ukraine and Ukrainians are next to come.
24.08.2016 | Ukraine
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