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One more "Diplomatic Greetings" project. The Ambassador of Afghanistan to Ukraine welcomes!
Students of the "School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat" at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National University Taras Shevchenko and the National University of Ostroh Academy maid a visit to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Ukraine. The event took place within the framework of the OUTLOOK and GDIP project "Diplomatic Greetings".
White gold of Tianxia. Chinese porcelain
The civilization of ancient China was one of the first to discover porcelain. It is established that back in II millennium BC the firing temperature of pottery found in the Yellow River was close to 1200 ° C. According to some researchers, the invention of porcelain was dictated by the desire to find a replacement for greenstone and jade.
23.05.2019 | art, traditions, China
From the screen to reality and back: places where famous movies were shot
How many kinds of tourism are there? Gastro, ecotourism, shopping — there are probably as many varieties of them as travelers themselves — everyone choose what they want. Today we talk about people visiting places that have become locations for shoting famous movies.
22.05.2019 | Italy, USA, Jordan, Spain, New Zealand, UK, Tunisia
GDIP celebrates its 27th anniversary and the Diplomats offer congratulations!
On May 16, 2019, Embroidery Day and the 27th anniversary of the founding of the State Enterprise “Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions” were celebrated at the Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theatre.
22.05.2019 | Ukraine, diplomacy, ambassador
Chinese infrastructure: Unusual bridge that connects Macau and Hong Kong
When skeptics say that the greatest things have already been built by humanity, pointing at various and really outstanding works of engineering thought, they are most often poorly informed and hardly look beyond developed Western countries. In the meanwhile, for example, in China, the state raises simply unheard of infrastructure projects.
21.05.2019 | oddities, China
What do 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.
20.05.2019 | Malaysia, what do they eat
Lekh. On top of the world
From the first sight it is not clear, whether this cliffs are tightly pressed against the dilapidated Buddhist temples or the ancient buildings are looking for support and comfort from the boulders. Lekh, the ancient city, is located in northern India at an altitude of three thousand meters in Jammu state...
19.05.2019 | India
Grunnlovsdag. Ambassador Ole Terje Horpestad met guests on the occasion of a national holiday
The celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day was held in the heart of the capital! The Embassy was the initiator of the reception.
18.05.2019 | Norway, diplomacy, ambassador
Kagoshima: City with kamikaze fame
Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!, Nietzsche exclaimed in a prophetic ecstasy. Gloomy pathos of the philosopher could be hardly understood by the residents of the Japanese city of Kagoshima, located at the bottom of the caldera Aira resulting from the explosion about 22 thousand years ago. Farmers were hoeing edges of the hollow from the Bronze Age, as usual fending off the ashes scattered in the air.
18.05.2019 | Japan
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.
17.05.2019 | travel, Romania
Charitable dance. Foreign diplomats attended the annual ball in the IIR
The Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and personally the director Valerii Kopiika invited everyone to support the student initiative of the Charity Ball IIR-2019.
15.05.2019 | Ukraine, diplomacy, ambassador
10 facts about Lesotho
Universe quite often offers us balance showing the shades and more intensive colors. The bright example of such a equilibrity at the square of South African Republic is the Kingdom Lesotho. The state that is situated high in the mountains, the only place within the territory of the continent which in July and August is visited by snow and snowstorms. That’s why it was called as ‘African Switzerland’.
15.05.2019 | Africa, 10 facts, Lesotho
Belgian lace: Waltz of a thousand threads
At the sight of Flemish lacework it is hard to shake the feeling that miraculous flowers, artfully braided into a wreath of a pattern, were born from loose sparks that had escaped a magic wand. On the inside of the beauty there are efforts and days of jetsam girls, stolen from life by labyrinth of openwork loops.
14.05.2019 | art, Belgium
Jazz from Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani Embassy in Ukraine traditionally in May presents a music evening to Kyivites
The annual jazz festival on the initiative of the Azerbaijani Embassy was held in the Heydar Aliyev Park in Kyiv. The best musicians arrived in the capital to please the Ukrainians who enjoy jazz art.
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.
13.05.2019 | travel, Ethiopia
Moldovan phoenix or welcome to Bălți!
If you are travelling in Moldova, you should definitely visit the city of Bălți. This destination with name literally translated as... a swamp, surrounds its guests with a benevolent atmosphere of cosiness and comfort, once here you feel like home...Visiting Bălți, you seem to be travelling back to the recent past. Clean boulevards, spacious streets, artificial lakes abound in the city as an eternal human ode to the nature.
12.05.2019 | Moldova
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.
11.05.2019 | Hungary
Shy Hannover
What kind of city is the small Hannover, lacking the high profile of its German brothers top-popular among tourists? Hannover has repeatedly changed its outfits and its look, but preserved a piece from each era of its experience, without losing its identity and integrity.
10.05.2019 | Germany
Life on water: 7 little-known Venice competitors
When we hear about "water city", Venice immediately comes to mind, doesn’t it? Tranquil gondolas, narrow waterways, gentle light of the evening sun and ancient architecture create that heady romantic cocktail which attracts tourists from all over the world to the Italian city.
From Runway to Museum
Did you know that Met Gala is held annually at the Costume Institute at the New York Metropolitan Museum? And did you know the fact that this year it has been held for the 71st time? We were surprised! Therefore, we collected for you the top museums created in the name of fashion and everything connected with it! After all, fashion, like its creators, has long been closely on the catwalk ...
08.05.2019 | fashion, places
Bairro Alto: Fado in full swing
After a trip to a warm and welcoming Portugal, we are eager to share a lot of stories about cities, people and architecture of this amazing country. Today OUTLOOK will tell our readers about one of the most exciting neighbourhoods of Lisbon, a vibrant Bairro Alto.
07.05.2019 | Portugal
Forgotten art: Chinese ceremony in South Korea
After the walking along the boisterous streets of Seoul one wants to take it easy in a café drinking a cup of flavored tea, however, it never happens like that. Good teahouses are found out only near Buddhist monasteries or at the bohemian pedestrian street Insadon. Chinese ceremony in Korea that is incomparable with the rough schedule of offices and remaining the joy of wise people and privilege of the masters.
06.05.2019 | traditions, history, South Korea
Know Ukrainians: Chrystia Freeland
In today continuation of our rubrics about the famous Ukrainians who have changed the world here and now, we would like to tell about incredibly dynamic Chrystia Freeland. She is journalist, writer and currently known as the successful politician. Having ethnic belonging to Ukraine, she fluently speaks the national language representing a wonderful example of a strong will.
Only sky is a limit: Worlds'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.
04.05.2019 | travel, places
The most stunning flower fields in the world
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country, in the most distant parts of the world. We offer several options for such floral carpets for every taste.
Rice fields: Grains of unbelievable beauty
- Do you want to try some rice? - such a question is greeted by guests in China. And if the owners are also farmers, they can invite you on an unusual excursion and show you the masterpiece of natural art. The grass which we often eat without thinking about its aesthetics, at the time of growing resembles a blanket woven from multi-colored rags ...
02.05.2019 | Japan, art, history, China, Indonesia
Postcards from Romania
May is the best month of year for traveling to Europe. It is not either hot or cold there. While exploring the cities you do not need to hide from the sun in the shade, you may calmly examine the ancient architecture. After 2 hours by plane you wiil find yourself in Bucharest which can offer everything mentioned above! Book your tickets - Romania is waiting!
01.05.2019 | Romania
Even a Gallery Seat Is a Dream: World’s Most Unusual Theatres
Theatre, just as literature, is, probably, the most enduring art form. It has been predicted death so many times in previous century alone when over several decades cinema, television and Internet emerged! Everyone must have lost count of those predictions, but no matter what, people all over the planet from time to time head to gorgeous halls and enjoy performances on stage.
30.04.2019 | places
Karlovy Vary: stroll, drink, cure…
Even the famous Yessentuki can envy KarlovyVary resort town. Local water that rises from below the ground has long ago gained fame of a remedy from almost every disease. No wonder that every hotel acquired its own medical resort expert who will tell you what, where and how to drink. As to us, we will discover the story of this healthful location for you and tell you what and where to visit!
29.04.2019 | Czech Republic
Pleasurable vacation of places to relax in peace and quiet
Summer is up to come very soon which means that it is time to plan a vacation, pack your bags and make up a list of must visit destinations. We understand that in a busy city it is hard to find a place where absolute silence reigns. It is natural for all humans to search for tranquillity sometimes. If you are one of these people, then breath out with relief.
28.04.2019 | Portugal, Turkey, France, Spain, Croatia
Rickshaw: More than just a bike taxi
For 70 years the capital of Bangladesh is impossible to imagine without colourful pedicabs (bike taxis), successfully replacing taxi for Dhaka residents. Every inch of such cart is covered with drawings, the same as body of a rock musician is covered with tattoos, and drivers behave so confident as if the whole city belongs to them.
27.04.2019 | Bangladesh
Antique guide: European flea markets
Despite a wide-spread belief, European flea markets have little in common with both second-hand and ordinary trade rows on traditional merchandise markets. These places per se are unique due to a one-of-a-kind reflection of the country’s spirit and what at first glance seems like plain goods may tell you about its past and help feel a spirit of an era.
25.04.2019 | history
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.
24.04.2019 | architecture, nature, Spain
Shrimp fishing at Oostduinkerke: Horses for courses
If early morning you walk along sandy beaches of Oostduinkerke, located in one of Belgium western provinces, you can see several suns. One, of course, is in the sky, and others are bright yellow spots riding horses carrying heavy wicker baskets, while plying the shallows along the North Sea coast for shrimps. Oostduinkerke and shrimps are hand and glove, so horseback shrimping is still practiced here.
23.04.2019 | traditions, Belgium
Postcards from Bulgaria
Having taken the passport and good mood, go on May holidays to the so-called "Near Abroad" - Bulgaria - the country where ancient architecture is successfully combined with a relaxing sea breeze. Do not you believe? But OUTLOOK is sure that Pavel Khomenskyi through his photos will be able to convince you! Bright and in its own way majestic Sofia - this is a must see on these holidays! Let's go with us!
22.04.2019 | travel, Bulgaria, tourism
"So sorry for the bird!". Feathered Mauritius symbol
Figurines of dodo bird “invaded” all souvenir shops of Mauritius and its image even managed to become a national symbol complementing to the country’s emblem. But the most grievous thing of all is that all this glory came to Raphus cucullatus after it was completely extinct from the face of Earth – and it took it less then a hundred years…
21.04.2019 | history, nature, Mauritius
Banned to leave handling kiwi. Customs bans on export
Tourists with their eyes full of tears because statuettes, shells and other stuff bought “as a souvenir” are being shaken out of their bags – is a continual occurrence at customs. For you not to become one of those tourists, OUTLOK suggests you check out a selection of (sometimes weird) objects forbidden to be exported from different countries.
20.04.2019 | travel, tourism
Palio del Papero: Not just birds
There are so many things that Italy mixes in its cauldron: gondolas that travel along olive-green rivers, scorching sun that, like a juice, flows into the bottle of Pisa Tower, entwined spagetti of streets and crusts of squares covered in a mixture of Italian herbs and dialects. Also, it has ducks in its teasury. Oh yes, it is these creatures that allow you feel a flavor of genine national distinctive. And this ducktale is over thirty years old.
19.04.2019 | holiday, Italy, festival, traditions
On the catwalk: Greece
Every fashion alters with time – same rule is true for national costumes. In Greece changes in national outfits were so drastic that ancient chitons and himations became totally lost and there is no way to tell them beneath volumes and multi-layered fustanellas and karagounas. And although one can hardly come across national dresses in the street, they still enjoy respect and are kept for special occasions.
18.04.2019 | Greece, on catwalk
Guinea Bissau: Expensive downshifting
People on holiday can be divided into two types: “tender creatures” and “adrenaline addicts”. Former ones will trade passive sunbathing and comfortable hotels for nothing. The letter ones prefer even cabins to annoying all inclusive and suites. “Cabins” are the conditions Guinea Bissau provides you with.
17.04.2019 | travel, Africa, Guinea-Bissau
Wives of foreign diplomats attended the lecture dedicated to Ukrainian traditions
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, on the initiative and organizational support of the SE "Directorate General for Rendering Services for Diplomatic Missions", the international women's club ASCK in the National Centre of Folk Culture "Museum of Ivan Gonchar" a lecture dedicated to the traditional Ukrainian women's dress was held.
16.04.2019 | Ukraine, culture, diplomacy
Your breakfast, Sir! How people start their day around the world
A mini toast, a slice of cheese and a sip of strong coffee. "That is not a buffet!" a waiter will pronounce indignantly, looking at the disgruntled tourist’s face. The generous Ukrainian soul cannot understand how locals manage to eat their full with that. Therefore, before going to a new country, you need to know exactly whether in the evening you should prepare a couple of sandwiches to indulge them in the morning,...
15.04.2019 | traditions, oddities
Sentosa – The whole Singapore in one island
To fully experience a country with the territory of over 700 square meters in merely a couple-of-days-long walking tour is very much possible. And no superpowers like teleportation or ability to move at light speed are needed for that. It is enough to head for Sentosa Island that pertains to the Republic of Singapore and completely reflects its specialties. And all that against no more than 100 dollars!
14.04.2019 | travel, places, Singapore
Public Lecture of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine Gela Dumbadze at the GDIP Media Center
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, a public lecture by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Permanent Representative for GUAM - Gela Dumbadze, was held at GDIP Media Center of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. The lecture was devoted to the events that took place in Georgia 30 years ago, April 7-9, 1989.
14.04.2019 | Georgia, diplomacy, ambassador
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.
13.04.2019 | architecture, society
The evening of jazz and art from the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine
Georgia is associated with constant hospitable people, rich history and traditions. Today, Georgian culture is at its peak, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia is sincerely proud of this, and he invited fellow diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of the Georgian diaspora and partners to enjoy an evening of jazz and art on April 11, 2019.
12.04.2019 | Georgia, diplomacy, ambassador
City paths. The narrowest and widest streets of the world
Approximately 53% of the world's population lives in cities, which in contrast to villages where highways are almost the same, consist of many routs: long and short, wide and narrow, beautiful and plain. There are no criteria: someone admires Rio slums more than Broadway Avenue. We will not judge what is best or worst, but just focus on data.
12.04.2019 | architecture
Budva or Bar, staying in ethnic villages or fashionable resorts? The Embassy of Montenegro promotes tourism
Representatives of the tourism industry and media of Ukraine met with colleagues and operators of recreational services from Montenegro. The event was held with the support of the Embassy of Montenegro in Ukraine.
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. There is a great amount of them in the world, they are striking by their beauty and inimitable. Today we are sharing with you the quintet of amazing lighthouses!
11.04.2019 | nature
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