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We Were There: America through the Eyes of a Ukrainian
Context manager Bohdan Yanchev undertook a long-term journey to the United States. He spend six months there and not just visited large cities like Miami, New York and Washington but also worked in different positions, made numerous acquaintances with locals and visited places that ordinary tourists know nothing about. Upon his return he told us about his brightest impressions.
13.07.2017 | top, USA, travel, tourism
We have been there: underground aesthetics and recovery
The creative copywriter Masha Goldman travel around half a planet. The girl can compare travels with the useful drug. Masha tells that every trip, even the shortest and least far gives her complete renewal of powers and it seems that the new life begins. Certainly, every new city gives her specific accomplishment. Today she shared with us the ‘raisins’ of Hungarian capital, particularly, what is worth seeing there, what should be compulsory done and what has to be eaten, for sure!
22.06.2017 | top, travel, we were there, Hungary
Local people recommend: Olga Korkunda
Restaurateur Olga Korkunda shares with readers OUTLOOK Interesting facts about one of the Italian city, the area on the shores of Lake Garda. What to try, where to visit and how to have fun - in our new material!
08.06.2017 | top, Italy, travel, tourism
We were there: Prague
Where to look for Clementin, the narrowest hotel in Czech Republic merely 3.28 meters wide, how to chose between Pilsner Urquel, Krušovice and Gambrinus, when to feed gold-colored carps and why tram 91 has no peer? Elvira Matrosova learned about these and more. And despite the fact that this city stands on Vltava (Wilth-ahwa – literally means Wild water), it is aristocratic, consistent and calm yet far from Puritanism. Aroma of hop, buns and coffee all around is an unmistakable sign of Prague being glad to indulge all touristic weaknesses of yours – so get ready!
04.06.2017 | top, architecture, Czech
We have been there: Jamaica is the island of freedom
Travels always have different meaning, as every person sets off a journey by his own reasons receiving unique fulfillment because of that. Angelina Diash is African and Ukrainian, so, she knows firsthand what it means to differ from the main mass of people even if it takes to the native land. There have been the curious glances, not always loyal perception of her peers at school and even attacks of skinheads. That is why for her first trip abroad she has chosen a parching country where dark-skin people live.
02.05.2017 | Jamaica
Packed and Ready: Pavel Kazarin
"The routes that we choose hide our collective Freud, Jung and Fromm", Pavel's stories lead to deep thoughts about the true reasons for our desire to travel. A peremptory clever fellow of the morning show Ranok u Velykomy Misti/Morning in the Big City on the ICTV channel, a political columnist of integrity and simply the smart man Pavel Kazarin revealed to us the secrets of his travels and gave interesting advices to fresh tourists.
28.04.2017
Packed and Ready: Sergey Gulyuk
In our new column we talk to famous people who, despite their tight schedule, cannot imagine their life without travelling. Today in the spotlight: journalist and anchor at 112 Channel.
01.03.2017
Not golden fleece of Georgia
Georgia would become another place without wine, as it is known by everyone. However, sheep makes Georgia a bit special and similar to what we have known about this country. At the beginning of autumn and at the end of each spring thousands of farmers gather ‘harvest’ which is not less valuable that one collected by vignerons, particularly, wool. My name is Irena Timotievich, I have travelled along Georgia, and in this article I would like to tell you how and why they do it.
22.02.2017 | Georgia
What They Eat: Peru
We continue publishing travel essays of our reader Ia Zaitseva, that are dedicated to Peru. Today she shares her impressions of Peruvian cuisine that is rightfully considered one of the most diverse and delicious in the world.
17.02.2017 | Peru, What They Eat
WALKING THROUGH DIJON WITH OWL
France is too big and diverse country to see a moveable feast of Paris only. After a few days in the city of Montmartre and the Champs-Elysées, one can afford going to the less publicized destinations. For instance, Burgundy town called Dijon is located relatively close to the capital. It is worthy of a visit and is able to surprise. No wonder they say, little pigeons can carry great messages.
16.02.2017 | France
LIMA IS THE CAPITAL OF PERU
Experienced travellers say that when you travel a lot around the world, you begin to understand how megacities are arranged. And while experience and ingenuity for orientation are enough in Europe, Asia or the US, in the South American cities experience betrays even a knowledgeable traveller. Today we tell about one of such cities, Lima, Peru's capital.
31.01.2017 | we were there, Peru
We were there: Israel
When unpacking suitcases upon arrival home from a trip you discover there not souvenirs, not memorable postcards, not a pair of trodden down sneakers that bear an imprint of a foreign land but something that has changed you by making you have a wider look at this world from a new angle. I am Alexandra Portyanko, production editor of theoutlook.com.ua, and this is my story of a trip to Israel.
12.01.2017 | Israel, we were there
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
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
Salamanca: Crazy about the Frog
Spain is lavish in architecturally rich cities. But there are special among them: the ones where monuments of the past and daily life of contemporaries are intertwined so tightly and unexpectedly at times that the city seems to be living in two worlds. Today OUTLOOK suggests you enjoy one of them – Salamanca: the city where frog brings all kinds of luck.
29.06.2016 | Spain, turism
Summer at a Real Ranch!
Upon watching movies about Wild West in America, more than one generation of children dragged their parents towards horses nearby a circus to try on well-loved characters and feel that very atmosphere for a minute. However that minute has always seemed way to short for me. Therefore, when I grew up, I headed to Colorado State to work on a real-life horse guest ranch called Sundance.
01.06.2016 | USA, we were there
In Kyiv the third festival of international cultures OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL will take place
On the 18-th of June, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Hall of Columns of Kyiv City State Administration (Khreshchatyk Street, 36) the third annual festival of international cultures OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL will take place.
26.05.2016 | festival, culture, diplomacy, OUTLOOK
ZANZIBAR: TWO VIEWS ON THE SAME ISLAND. Part 2
Zanzibar. The archipelago’s name alone is likely to conjure up expectation of some adventure. Two islands in the Indian Ocean, Pemba and Unguja, which form the archipelago, are autonomy within Tanzania and from time to time want to become an independent and sovereign state. But views of inhabitants on this matter differ: someone supports separation from Tanzania, some people are against it. So their life goes on.
24.05.2016 | Zanzibar
ZANZIBAR: TWO VIEWS ON THE SAME ISLAND. Part 1
If in addition to beach holiday you need shopping malls, pubs, clubs and waterfront restaurants, you are advised to give up on Zanzibar, since there you will find yourself at one with palm trees, pearl-coloured sand and he - his majesty the Ocean.
20.05.2016 | Zanzibar
Packed and Ready: Yegor Gordeev
In our new column we talk to famous people who, despite their tight schedule, cannot imagine their life without travelling. Today in the spotlight: journalist and anchor at 1+1 Channel Yegor Gordeev.
25.03.2016
PERU. PLACES OF POWER
Israel, India, Mecca - these geographic points are very important for the followers of various religions and not for them only: while on pilgrimage, one can experience the grace and feel the most powerful concentration of energy, even if being non-believer. In the territory of the South America, in Peru, there are also places of power about which writes our reader, and now our author, Iia Zaitseva.
09.03.2016 | Peru, we were here
EVERY ONE SOON OR LATE COMES ROUND BY ROME
He shall never again be wholly unhappy, for he has seen Italy and especially Rome, Goethe said. Our reader and photographer Roman Matkov fully agrees with this opinion. Today he is sharing his impressions of the eternal city with our readers.
05.03.2016 | Italy, we were there
TO SAVE AND PROTECT
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote "You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.", but, alas, with each passing day those who committed to and trust us decline in number. We are talking about endangered animals, to save them is a sacred duty for Homo Sapiens, otherwise worthless is statements that people are the top of the evolutionary chain.
17.01.2016 | nature
Packed and Ready: Masha Shubina
OUTLOOK launches a new rubric "Packed and Ready" in which we will talk about travel and favorite countries famous and successful people. First share with our readers your travel experience agreed, the artist Masha Shubina.
The Faroes: Sheep Islands
Only three months a year air connection between the United Kingdom and Faroe Islands operates. I was excited about my future trip although I didn’t realize the whole nine yards of what was expecting me there, in the North. Sometimes I was picturing the Faroes as the land covered in ice. Next moment it seemed that strong wind persists in the islands which meant that I would be blown off some cliff into cold water. These thoughts were giving me chills, but the ticket had already been bought.
09.01.2016 | we were there
ON A BIKE AROUND THE WORLD. PART 2
OUTLOOK continues to highlight trip of an incredibly brave Ukrainian girl who ventured for round-the-world trip on a motor bike all by herself..
09.12.2015 | travel, we were there
With a Backpack, on Foot and at Random - Advice to Beginner Tourists from Professionals
If you have planned to put your long-time dream into practice and meet sunrise at a beach of Jamaica, have breakfast in Kyoto, spend lunch to the sounds of bandurria and wash it down with Campari on Montmartre but flights, borders, customs and language barriers set you panicing - specially for you OUTLOOK talked to four experienced globetrotters who will share advice on how to fight fright of unknown and not to get in unpleasant situations when far from motherland.
26.11.2015 | travel, turism
Foot Walk Around Aachen
To visit three countries over one day – it is possible if you are in Aachen. Situated amid Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, small student town took in features of medieval culture that reflected in its astonishing architecture. Yelena Buravtsova visited the town for it to win her heart with its off-beat monuments, streets paved with stone blocks, cozy cafés, one of a kind printed spice cake, museums and spectacular races.
18.11.2015 | Germany, travel, turism
Country with “Almost Identical Flag"
Sweden probably isn’t one of the most popular touristic destinations among Ukrainians. Our fellow countrymen far more willingly go to warm states or to more popular European capitals with easier access. Our today’s company, vocalist of “MYACH” band from Kyiv, Yuriy Rozenko, on the contrary, makes sure he visits the kingdom several times a year.
12.08.2015 | Sweden
We were there: Naples
In alleys of Naples all distinctives of South Italian life are wonderfully felt: lack of any kind of rush in narrow streets: locals in own shops, salons, pizzerias, cafés and pubs on ground levels of own houses were, it seemed to me, having carefree time.
11.08.2015 | Italy
On A Bike Around The World. Part 1
Round-the-world trip on a motor bike of a famous actor Evan McGregor that he undertook together with his friend a couple of years ago is still fresh in our memories. But one thing is a Hollywood star and merely the fact of two adult men on the road – and a completely different situation is when a fragile woman is riding all by herself. Outlook tells about an incredibly brave Ukrainian Anna Grechishkina who is crossing the planet on her iron horse as we speak to put into practice I Have a Dream project.
Sweden. Surviving Without A Shot In The Locker
First day in Sweden. You stand on Stockholm’s main square, absorbing cultural heritage through your eyes. Suddenly a thief runs by, grabs your bag from your hands and gets lost in back streets of the city. “All my money was there!” you shout in his direction. But a bully’s vanished into thin air. What is the first thing you do? Rule 1 – no panic. Rule 2 – pull yourself up and… get a job!
12.07.2015 | society, Sweden
Normandy trought eyes Korney Gritciuk. Part 3
With this article OUTLOOK completes the cycle of travel writing about the French Normandy. After Deauville and Cherbourg-Octeville we invite you to the main place of the northern part of this great country - the city of Rouen.
05.05.2015 | France
OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL takes place in Kiev
On May, 23 at National Taras Shevchenko Museum (12, Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, Kiev) annual festival of world cultures OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL will take place.
23.04.2015 | festival, culture, diplomacy
Iran: Fars province. Part 2
Elena Rasenko visited the incredible country of Iran, and has a pleasure to share with the readers of OUTLOOK her impressions! Today we publish the second part of these materials about this exciting trip! The word is it all began with the Elamites, an ancient Persian dynasty that came from the north to give rise to a unique civilization.
24.03.2015 | Iran
Desperate Futurism: Japan. Part 4
So, to wash your hands, you have to leave indoor slippers before bathroom threshold, step into the bathroom, slip into the special footwear, wash hands, remove those special bathroom slippers, and switch for indoor slippers when re-entering the living area. Earlier, probably in jest, Oba-san warned me that if I step onto the living area in the toilet slippers, he will tell me about hara-kiri rules.
27.02.2015 | Japan
Ecuador: to be an indian
Our journalist came back from Ecuador with unique experience and we share it with you. For the first time I was suspected of drug trafficking. Alone, in the country where there is no Ukrainian Embassy, I was standing and feverishly figuring out if someone could plant something on me on the way to the airport.
26.02.2015 | traditions, Ecuador
We were there: Bruges
Last spring I had an opportunity to visit Belgium. A few years ago I set a goal to pedal wherever I travel. To my mind a bicycle is the best way of urban tourism. After all, it makes you an active participant of environment but not just an observer behind bus or car window...
18.02.2015 | we were there, Belgium
Iran: Isfahan. Part 1
Yelena Rasenko visited an amazing country – Iran – and shares her impressions with Outlook readers. Today we publish first piece out of a series of features about this exciting trip! Only at the third try we, three brave women who decided to go to Iran on vacation, managed to have our invitations received. Ironically, Ministry of Interior of Republic of Iran...
18.02.2015 | Iran
Normandy trought eyes Korney Gritciuk. Part 2
OUTLOOK continues to share impressions of the French Normandy. In our previous article Kornei Gritsyuk shared about his trip to Deauville. Now it is turn for Cherbourg or Cherbourg-Octeville.
04.02.2015 | France
We were there: VIENNA
Vienna is a blood vessel of old Europe known for being aristocratic, sophisticated, filled with museums. Photographer Yulia Kochetova says what visiting this city it is mandatory to attend the Opera, pay homage to royal palaces and drink delicious coffee with cream.There are 80 city museums out of which one can and should choose, so let’s start falling in love with the Vienna Museum Quarter.
04.02.2015 | Austria
Normandy trought eyes Korney Gritciuk. Part 1
For many tourists France is mainly Paris with long queues to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, as well as neighbouring sights with royal chic, or Mediterranean resorts. But OUTLOOK author while travelling through the country decided to go to the north, to Normandy! Our readers are welcome to read series of travel essays about a journey to the Atlantic Ocean by Kornei Gritsyuk, and the story begins with his impressions from the town of Deauville!
16.12.2014 | France
Desperate Futurism: Japan. Part 3. “Samurai Spirit”
If what they show in cinematograph is true than a typical samurai appears to be austere, taciturn and even slightly unsociable person. But this image in actual fact doesn’t get in line with reality... You don’t believe it? Our journalist Elena Rasenko suggests you make sure of it for yourself.
21.11.2014 | Japan, traditions, travel
Desperate Futurism: Japan. Part 2 “Fish Day”
It is just as hard to imagine a Japanese who doesn’t eat fish as to picture a Scott who doesn’t drink whiskey. OUTLOOK journalist Elena Rasenko will tell you about a unique place where successors of samurai purchase fine seafood for their tables.
07.11.2014 | Japan, traditions, travel
A Country That Knows How To Make You Like It: Armenia. Part 2
OUTLOOK proceeds with its story abut Armenia. See also «A Country That Knows How To Make You Like It: Armenia. Part 1»
01.11.2014 | travel, Armenia
Shopping in LA. Part 2
OUTLOOK continues to publish articles by Katia Zhylka who from Los Angeles on air reveals exciting features of the city. Now you are welcome to read the second part of article where Katia tells about boutiques which are must-see for every fashionista visiting the city of angels!
20.10.2014 | USA, fashion, advices
A Country That Knows How To Make You Like It: Armenia
I was heading to this Caucasian state all by myself to completely strange people. Prior to the trip all my friends and relatives warned me more than a dozen times about harsh temper of the hillmen and painted a vivid picture of what kind of difficulties were expecting me, a young woman travelling alone.
30.09.2014 | travel, Armenia
Shopping in LA. Part 1
At the prospect of a new fashion season and therefore Fashion Weeks scheduled in the world's major fashion capitals, I would like to devote my story below to shopping in LA…
29.09.2014 | USA, fashion, advices
URBAN VIBES: Los Angeles. Part 1
Today, on the day Los Angeles was founded, OUTLOOK presents its readers a new column by Katya Zhylka - URBAN VIBES. From now she will share with us her own experience of moving anywhere and a story of getting settled there. And we’ll start, as you’ve probably guessed, with the birthday city and Katya for whom LA is already almost home – not just Arrival field in a ticket.
10.09.2014 | USA, opinion, urban vibes
We were there: Sequoia vs Kings Canyon
To drive all over good few of the States, give a hug to shaggy sequoias and make one’s mouth sore of sandwiches Subway? No problem. Marketing expert Anna Vitryachenko and businessman Eduard Fedorov from Ukraine share their travelling notes about California national parks and more.
08.08.2014 | USA, world, travel, we were there
URBAN VIBES: Los Angeles. Part 2
Today, on the day Los Angeles was founded, OUTLOOK presents its readers a new column by Katya Zhylka - URBAN VIBES. From now she will share with us her own experience of moving anywhere and a story of getting settled there. And we’ll start, as you’ve probably guessed, with the birthday city and Katya for whom LA is already almost home – not just Arrival field in a ticket.
04.08.2014 | USA, opinion, urban vibes
DESPERATE FUTURISM: JAPAN. PART 1
OUTLOOK journalist Elena Rasenko came back from Japan and launches a special series of articles devoted to this country. Warning for very sensitive readers: Beware! After reading, you will get a keen desire to break away, buy a ticket and fly to Japan!
25.07.2014 | Japan, traditions, travel
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