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Kreuzberg - The little Istanbul
Turks all over the world often jokingly refer Berlin as "their" third city after Istanbul and Ankara. Sp OUTLOOK would like to share with you a story about the legendary Kreuzberg - the unique neighbourhood of the German capital. It so happened that after the sadly known division of Berlin, its historical green area near the hill of Kreuzberg appeared to be...
11.12.2019 | Germany
Popcorn. A present from Indians
The best way to escape reality and relieve stress is a cinema trip. For traditional reasons one of must-do conditions of such pastime is popcorn chewing. Title sequence and opening credits appear on the dark screen; some people have cozily settled in soft chairs and stay in entranced anticipation of a new film.
10.12.2019 | oddities
10 facts about South Africa
For the majority of people the South Africa is known only as a birthplace of the great Nelson Mandela, and the country where mines and carriers are literally teemed with mineral resources. However, an educated person should know much more about the most advanced state of Africa. Fill in your knowledge gaps together with the OUTLOOK!
09.12.2019 | 10 facts, RSA
Departure: Con Dao
The week passed in a desperate anticipation of vacations. I’ve been enthusiastically terrorizing GoogleMaps zooming in and out the precious dot of terrain against the background of deep blue ocean turn and turn about. At a reduced scale I saw open jaws of the Hollywood Alien, impudently teased by a midge at its very nostrils.
08.12.2019 | travel, departure, Vietnam
On the catwalk: Spain
Spanish clothes aren’t limited to high-quality low-price mass-market. Stuff from this country has easily found ready sale around the world for several centuries already. And it makes sense because everything began with national outfit that “infected” the whole Europe with its exceptional beauty and fancy and still amazes people nowadays.
07.12.2019 | Spain, on catwalk
Mould your hobby. History of pottery
In a local history museum in every country you visit, you will certainly notice similar archaeological finds - fragments of clay products. Pottery, born millennia ago, but “living” even today, can rightfully be considered one of the most tenacious one. The uniqueness of clay was noticed by our distant ancestors who lived in caves ...
06.12.2019 | art
Charity Bazaar 2019 was held in Kyiv with the participation of embassies
On November 30, 2019, at the Olympic Stadium, the International Women's Club of Kyiv (IWCK), a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 1992, organized a traditional Charity Bazzar in order to raise funds to help orphans, the elderly, children with special needs and internally displaced persons from eastern Ukraine .
06.12.2019 | diplomacy, ambassador, IWCK
PHOTOproject: Many Facets of Singapore
Today in our selection: incredible Singapore, city-state located on isles in South-Eastern Asia. Let’s get to know it through the lens of Vitaliy Sharavara – a photographer who travels around the world and captures most incredible spots!
05.12.2019 | Singapore, Photoproject
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.
04.12.2019 | we were there, Austria
If you have 10 dollars 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.
The Ambassador Cristian-Leon Țurcanu: "Romania is not only a neighbour but also a friend of the Ukrainian people"
A diplomatic reception organized by the Romanian Embassy in Ukraine took place in Kyiv. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of Israel, Estonia, Germany, Turkey, France and diplomats from other countries visited the event to celebrate the founding moment in the history of modern Romania - the Great Union of 1918.
02.12.2019 | diplomacy, ambassador, Romania
10 Facts About New Zealand
In best-case scenario an average person knows that New Zealand is situated “not far from” Australia and that Peter Jackson filmed his screen adaptations of Tolkien’s works. Outlook fills in both geographical and cultural gaps and shares unusual facts about this amazing state. Notwithstanding industrial development and all in all technology-intensive life, about 25% of the state’s territory is covered in forests.
02.12.2019 | New Zealand, 10 facts
Ghetto of the World: Chinese Scope in San-Francisco
We continue our series of features about national ghettos. Today OUTLOOK tells you about the largest ethnical enclave of the city of San Francisco in the USA – about local Chinatown.
01.12.2019 | USA, China, getto of the world
OUTLOOK Project creates a venue to exchange professional culinary experience between the chefs from Ukraine and the RSA within the framework of the FEEL SOUTH AFRICA event
Chefs from the RSA Andile Somdaka and Mahlomola Thamae, who came as the special guests of the Feel South Africa initiative within the framework of the festival of the cultures of the peoples of the world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL, besides holding a workshop for the students of the Faculty of Hotel and Restaurant Business of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, also attended the kitchen of a Ukrainian culinary expert Ievgen Klopotenko.
30.11.2019 | ambassador, RSA, owcf, feel
These red roofs of Ribeira...
Porto is rightly considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to its south gothic architecture, intertwined with the natural beauty and the atmosphere of freedom. Every piece of it takes a breath away by its grandeur, but the most stunning wow-attraction is the legendary district of Ribeira.
30.11.2019 | Portugal
Antananarivo is the capital of...
Madagascar Island: homeland of lemurs, main supplier of vanilla, inspiration for animation film makers and a Mecca for those who love bright impressions. Since 16th century it has attracted the French and the British, pirates and travelers. Many vagabonds, who had been to every corner of the world, have found safe haven there, on the shore of the Indian Ocean of all other places.
FEEL SOUTH AFRICA event by OUTLOOK project and RSA Embassy took place in Kyiv
On November 21, OUTLOOK together with the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Ukraine carried out the FEEL SOUTH AFRICA project within the framework of the festival of the cultures of the world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL.
28.11.2019 | diplomacy, ambassador, owcf, feel
Salt to one's liking. The best salt clinics in Europe
According to statistics, about 10% of the globe’s population in one way or another suffer from chronic bronchitis that develop into asthma. More than a half of them are kids. Alongside all kinds of inhalants and other curative means, salt helps airways. Today we’ll tell you about European grooves and mines where millions of people improve their health by dint of minerals.
28.11.2019 | Germany, nature, tourism, Romania, Poland
Departure: Brașov
Braşov is the heart of Romania with the German valves. Saxon spirit is insistently living in the houses with gingerbread roofs, and sounds in the bell ringing of Catholic Cathedral, the largest in Eastern Europe. Even the gates look waiting not for tourists but medieval knights.
27.11.2019 | departure, Romania
Luxembourg: time for everything
Modern infrastructure, soft fiscal and legal systems made Luxembourg one of the most attractive countries for business of every kind. It took the duchy less than half a century to achieve this wealth level.
26.11.2019 | business, society, Luxembourg
Azerbaijan in full view
Glass skyscrapers overlooking the steppes, unique resorts, millennial cities - all that is about Azerbaijan, which has become one of the most popular world travelling destinations. OUTLOOK offers to guide you through the most significant tourist sites.
25.11.2019 | Azerbaijan
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.
24.11.2019 | Lebanon
Workshop on Cooking Varenyky Dumplings for the Ambassador's Spouses Club from the Outlook Project And Culinary Expert Ievgen Klopotenko
On the initiative of the Ambassador's Spouses Club, Outlook Project organized a culinary workshop on shaping varenyky dumplings from a Ukrainian chef and co-owner of 100 Years Back in Future Ievgen Klopotenko.
23.11.2019 | traditions, culture, diplomacy
Small Country in High Mountains: Andorra
Even for those who were really attentive during geography classes it sometimes is hard to show this small highland state on a map. That’s because in this case it is the scale of the territory that matters. Principality of Andorra is two times smaller than Kyiv, for instance. However, size doesn't prevent it from beating all other European countries in terms of tourism...
23.11.2019 | Andorra
Mar del Plata - Argentine Muse
Hot breath of Argentina hangs in the air of Mar del Plata, resort city on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. Occupations to one’s liking are magical and for everyone there – speak language of tango, try all kinds of seafood, flash hat at the beach and stock up on inspiration for cold winter nights…
The Belgian King's Feast in Kyiv. Ambassador Alex Lenaerts Continues Annual Celebration Tradition
Philharmonic of Kyiv hosted guests of the Embassy of Belgium in Ukraine on the occasion of the King's Feast. Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland, Japan, Norway, Slovenia, Armenia, Brazil, Argentina and other countries attended the solemn reception and the concert program.
Cabramatta: ‘Little Vietnam’ in the Vast of Australia
Want to have a look at Vietnamese ghetto in Australia and at the same time figure out why Asians inspire fear into local citizens? Should you happen to be in Sydney – you must visit Cabramatta, just don’t forget about your camera… and security. The thing is, the place that is considered to be Sydney’s business centre top record levels of crime rampancy.
Kyrgyz Republic is celebrating 28 years old. Ambassador Zhusupbek Sharipov holds a diplomatic reception in the capital of Ukraine
On November 20, a diplomatic reception to mark the 28th anniversary of the Independence of the Kyrgyz Republic was held at the InterContinental Kyiv. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to Ukraine welcomed the guests on the occasion of the holiday.
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.
20.11.2019 | Iran
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Lviv
OUTLOOK, though by all means being an international and cosmopolitic project, so today we will talk about how you can spend $10 in one of the brightest Ukrainian cities - in Lviv.
19.11.2019 | Ukraine, 10 dollars
Silk Road: Tajik Style
Merely on hearing “Silk Road” we picture valiant wanderers and caravans full of precious items and exotic articles that cross countries and continents. Today we tell about Tajik cities that acted as major transfer points on this trading artery.
18.11.2019 | history, Tajikistan
What do 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.
World ghettos: Balat - Jewish side of Istanbul
Majestic Istanbul sweeps visitors off their feet at first sight, impressing tourists with its luxury, history and variety of its vibrant sides... But just a few guests wander into one of city oldest quarters, Balat, where the eastern fairy-tale puts a new face on.
16.11.2019 | Turkey, world ghettos
PHOTOproject: Cosy Wroclaw
Wroclaw is 5 rivers, 12 Islands and 112 bridges, so it is often called "Polish Venice". One-third of the city's parks and squares.It is the warmest city in Poland! It is impossible not to fall in love. Here there is an interweaving of many cultures brought by people from different countries of the world. Photographer and journalist OUTLOOK visited this cosy city and shares with our readers his memories, recorded through the lens.
15.11.2019 | Poland, Photoproject
Discussion "Music that make the walls fall" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
On November 8, 2019, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine became a participant of the discussion "Music that make the walls fall" which was directly organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
14.11.2019 | Germany, diplomacy, ambassador
Dijon through the eyes of Irina Pleskach
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.
14.11.2019 | France
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...
13.11.2019 | Iran
Ohrid: Jewel in tourism crown of Macedonia
Travel industry features a lot of long-time firmly established stereotypes: if you want to enjoy shopping session, go to Milan or Paris; if your soul seeks quiet pacification of ancient temples, your path goes directly to Jerusalem or Istanbul, and if after tough working days you are capable for a lazy beach holiday only, find your gateway on remote islands.
12.11.2019 | Macedonia
Touristic Intermezzo
Are you familiar with the feeling of being tired of urbanism? In a closure of a hard day you can’t but feel like having an Intermezzo. It is then when you want to replace everyday well of strong coffee with a cup of crystal clear spring water, alarm clock – with a birdsong, car exhaust – with hugs of mountain fog, TV-staring...
11.11.2019 | Africa, nature, Norway, New Zealand
Bolivia: spilt salt spells tourists
It turns out possible to walk in heaven living on Earth. It is enough to go to the south of a small country of Bolivia, to one of the most extraordinary deserts of the world – Uyuni. When looking at pictures of tourists who had been there you can’t help asking: “Are you sure it isn’t Photoshop-made?”
10.11.2019 | travel, nature, Bolivia
Las Jornadas del Olivar y el Aceite: vegetative oysters feast
Lovers of olives and olive oil mark small town of Baena on the map of Spain with the red pen. Annually from November 9 till November 11 it becomes the place where gastronomists from all over the world gather. Various events, background information and plenty of diverse delicacies are awaiting those who dare crack the stone of wonder-fruit.
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.
08.11.2019 | Morocco
Issyk-Kul: Main Treasure of Kyrgyzstan
Good tourist is not just someone who is always quick off the mark and ready to embark on a journey any minute. It is the one who is also known for an ability to carefully plan holidays six months in advance. If you are one of them and already think where to go in summer - our next story about gigantic Issyk-Kul Lake and kinds of recreation there is for you.
07.11.2019 | nature, the Kyrgyz Republic
FEEL SLOVENIA: Ambassador Tomaž Mencin and OUTLOOK project Director General Dariia Kariiakina, held a cultural event
An event Feel Slovenia took place in the capital of Ukraine as a part of the OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL 2019, it was aimed at promoting bilateral co-operation between countries and diverse presentation of Slovenia in Ukraine.
On the catwalk: Bhutan
On hearing such words as “people”, “country”, “state” alongside traditional associations – flag, monuments of architecture and outstanding personalities – images formed due to national outfits emerge in one’s head. Today we talk about Bhutan, where people are legally bound to wear traditional clothes in all public places in daylight.
05.11.2019 | Butan, on catwalk
San Marino is the capital of...
Tiny highland state of San Marino surrounded by Italy from every side is famous not only for its dimensions but also because it is believed to be a popular touristic spot. We admire its landmarks as much as travelers do however we suggest we have a look at the namesake capital of the country as at a city to live in.
Cabo Verde: Surfing on volcanoes
Today we offer you to come with us to the amazing and picturesque African country of Cabo Verde, where the ocean is everywhere, and every tourist willy-nilly becomes a seafood addict.
31.10.2019 | nature
VIDEO: Glass from the Holy Town
Hebron is well known for being the city of 3 [three] religions and 3 [three] civilizations, a real place of power. Perhaps that is why by twist of fate there emerged glass which looks fragile, but is centuries old, the same as Hebron.
30.10.2019 | Palestine, traditions
Valga. City at the crossroads
People who like to travel usually visit the same places. Citizens of Paris, Venice, Rome, Krakow, Dresden have become accustomed to tourists for so long that they often look cavalierly at them, pouting their lips, while less known but no less interesting towns or villages always welcome guests.
28.10.2019 | travel, Estonia
Not only a tower is a symbol. The best works of Gustav Eiffel
The word is, Guy de Maupassant hated Eiffel Tower. The famous writer believed that it was uglifying the face of Paris without benefiting the city. Nevertheless, he could be often seen in a cozy cafe on the top of the construction. In such cases the author of “Bel Ami” used to say that “it was the only way the damned tower dropped out of his sight…”
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