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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 | top, Germany, society, histiory
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
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.
14.09.2016
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
INNSBRUCK: FABULOUS CITY FRAMED BY THE ALPS
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
TURKEY: THREE NATURAL WONDERS
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.
02.09.2016
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
If You Have 10 Dollars And You Are in Lviv
This year our native country – Ukraine – celebrates 25th anniversary of its independence. Outlook, though by all means being an international and cosmopolitic project, does not forget own roots and launches a special project dedicated to jubilee of our beautiful country. First feature within the framework of this series – a story of ways to spend 10 dollars in one of the brightest Ukrainian cities – in Lviv.
23.08.2016 | Ukraine, 10 dollars
VISA IS USELESS: WHERE TOURISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Summer is a perfect season for a long-awaited vacation and new experiences. Perhaps, everyone who is going to plunge into fun holiday has already planned spectacular routes and scenic spots. In order not to spoil your trip and not to see gates to the desired gateway closing right in front of your nose, we encourage you to read our selection of locations forbidden for visits.
21.08.2016 | places
WATER GATES
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
20.08.2016 | oddities, rating
PORT LOUIS: 2244 KM FROM THE EQUATOR
Barely noticeable speck of sand swaying in the waters of the Indian Ocean below the equator is an island of Mauritius. This green patch of volcanic origin covered with lush palm trees and eucalyptus groves, was originally discovered by Dutch colonists, and then equipped with the necessary amenities by the French and the British. The capital city has a name of Port Louis thus immortalizing the name of the King Louis XIV.
19.08.2016 | Mauritius
INSTEAD OF ROME AND ATHENS: THE NEWEST CITIES OF THE PLANET
Ancient cities with their monuments, architecture, traditions and atmosphere are a desired destination for tourists, since visiting them one can learn and understand a country and its inhabitants. However, there are travellers who are fans of urbanism and modern urban planning. To delight them we prepared this article devoted to the newest cities that have sprung up recently around the world. Yet, we believe that it is still interesting for fans of centuries-old hot spots.
18.08.2016
COFFEE: A DRINK FROM MOUNTAIN PEAKS
Ordering coffee, we usually refer to it just as Americano, Espresso or Latte... However, good coffee shops that offer really high-quality coffee, would ask you to specify a type of coffee beans and the country of origin. And at this point many visitors usually feel at deadlock.
17.08.2016 | nature
ONLY SKY IS A LIMIT: WORLD’S HIGHEST OBSERVATION DECKS
Nature bestowed our planet with many sky-high peaks, which at any moment give visitors the feeling of boundless freedom. Cities build skyscrapers boasting to one another and, to satisfy high aspirations, they add observation decks at the height of the bird's flight. Travelling from continent to continent, with bated breath we will admire the world's loftiest views from the summits of supertalls.
16.08.2016
What They Eat: United Kingdom
Cuisine of the United Kingdom is a nightmare for nutritionists, gourmets and other healthy food experts. A typical Englishman doesn’t honor art of cooking much and for the sake of saving time often grabs a snack on the go with fresh vegetables and fruits present in the diet purely technically. But should you put some effort into it, it is possible to acquire bright gastronomic impressions on the Albion, too – if you know what and where to look for.
15.08.2016 | What They Eat
THE GHOST BRUSH OF MISS HOKUSAI
The eccentric elder Katsushika Hokusai was the real star of the Edo period, the creative genius and the brutal debtor of the half of his city. He used at least 30 names, changed 93 houses and created a lot of prints, drawings and paintings. His internationally recognized print The Great Wave off Kanagawa is mesmerizing. But only a few people know that this block printing, as well as many other works, was created by Hokusai with assistance of his daughter - artist Katsushika Ōi, lost in time and overshadowed by her genius father crazy about art.
13.08.2016 | Japan, art
Gjirokastër: “Albanian Rome”
A function of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to work in the most careful manner year after year on studying objects that constitute outstanding culture civilizations and are unique in their origins. Under number 569 of an impressive list of the organization city of Gjirokastër, the one from the south of Albania, is located – it is it we are going to study today through the length and breadth.
12.08.2016 | Albania
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 | Moldova
ARCHITECTURE OR ART: NEW GEORGIAN BUILDINGS
Georgia, which a little more than ten years ago hit the path of serious reforms, has changed much, not only becoming more democratic and more successful, but the state has also updated its look. Architects from around the world successfully worked here creating over all the territory a number of important and unique objects symbolizing country rebirth. It is a new Georgian architecture that we would like to tell you today.
10.08.2016 | Georgia
AQABA RESORT: SEA IN JORDAN STYLE
Nine months per year Aqaba is blessed with perfect weather. It is time for sailing, snorkelling, water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving or sunbathing. Travelers who arrive at this southern city from the north, say that Aqaba is like a breath of fresh air, a very sought-after gateway in hot winds blowing through the pink sands of Jordan.
09.08.2016 | Jordan, turism
Cities in Rocks: Spanish Edition
To build a settlement on flatland - is this such a hard trick to pull off? A completely different story is when land is self-willed and rock-ribbed both directly and metaphorically speaking. People have been trying to master land and have own say in in-rock urban development for centuries. But only those who succeded in finding common ground with Earth managed to create true novels in stone. Collection of works of Spanish authors strikes with diversity and beauty - today OUTLOOK suggests you have a cursory glance at pages of the library, cherished and treasued by Felipe VI.
08.08.2016 | nature, Spain, turism
Syrian expat community celebrated in Kyiv Day of army
At the last weekends in Kyiv there was a celebration of Day of Arabian army foundation organized by the expat community of Syrian nation within the territory of Ukraine. The event has been visited by the representatives of Syrian families, community, as well as friends and relatives of the expat community's members.
08.08.2016 | Syria
SHADOW CAST BY THE EAST...
Shadow theatre overcame a thousand-year path from eastern puppets up to professional actors with incredible physical flexibility. Its evolution is comparable to transformation of other kinds of art: artists were replaced by designers, literature classics – by best-selling authors. A twitching puppets with threads now look comical and boring for the Internet user browsing social networks and video sharing for spectacular performances of shadow theatre.
07.08.2016 | art
HAPPINESS MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WAY: PLACES TO MAKE WISHES IN LATVIA
Trip to Latvia breaks the chain of mundanity, awakes secret fantasies which usually remain dormant in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Wandering between the centuries-old pine trees, fresh Baltic breeze languidly runs over strings in wait for off-beat adventure. Dreams do come true – you just need to know a right place to make a wish. If you are willing to let new experiences into your life, take note of the real places of power in Latvia.
06.08.2016 | traditions, turism, Latvia
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