Kiev Sights: the Landscape Alley

The Landscape Alley is a perfect place for unhurried walks, taking pictures, enjoying the landscapes and chatting. The name speaks for itself - it was created to let everyone admire amazing landscapes of historically old part of the city. Kiev sights are numerous, it's hard to see all of them for a short period of time but I highly recommend to visit the Landscape Alley because this is the very peculiar, one-of-a-kind place in Kiev, a fabulous square to liven up your mood. Why? See pictures below. There is also a map attached to help you find the alley.


Long Night of Museums 2012 in Kirovograd, Ukraine

Up to this day I hardly heard about the Night of Museums, but a couple of hours ago I discovered this is an incredibly great event! This post is going to be supersaturated with pictures and it won't still help to convey the atmosphere prevailing there.
In case you are not that obsessed with museums (like me), you probably don't know what this event mean, so briefly about it. This is actually the International Day of Museums, just like Engineer's Day or Miner's Day, which is celebrated around May 18. Once solemnized in unusual way when the museums and galleries stay open till late at night, it was good received by the public and became a solid tradition, a great one I may add.
So let's start.


Kirovograd Park: Leisure and Cultural Center. Let's Focus on Cultural

You had already the chance to enjoy spring views of Kirovograd park, now when nearly all the flowers withered and it will take time for new to bloom and the place seems to be not that attractive, there is still the reason to visit it - there was a handmade fair these weekends!

Frankly speaking in the city like this (I mean small) it was not a large-scale fair but rather a sale though with some master classes as the event implies, but I wasn't lucky to visit them. Yet I have some pictures from the event and I think things like that can be the best Ukrainian souvenirs you can take home as far as they are not made in China but, well, hand made by Ukrainian people. Here are the pictures:


Are You a Museum Fanatic? Then visit Kiev Natural-Science Museum

Kiev National Science Museum is located in the heart of Kiev, so even if you suddenly change up your mind for not visiting it you can simply walk around and enjoy ancient buildings.
Address: Bohdan Khmelnitskiy St, 15. You can get there by Kiev subway to the station 'Teatralnaya' By the way, this place might serve you as a starting point. Go one way and you are in the Botanical garden, go another and you'll find yourself in Vladimirskaya Street where there are the famous Golden Gates (not golden at all:)), Sofiyskiy Cathedral and that lovely cafe I told you.


Dendropark in Kirovograd: Spring Views

Kirovograd is a small city in the central part of Ukraine. There is about 235 thousands of people, not much actually when compared to Kiev. There is a small river here Ingul, which flows into an affluent, navigable river in Nikolaev (Mykolaiv in Ukrainian). As far as the city is small there are not that many sightseeings to enjoy. Nevertheless if you plan on visiting Kirovograd and staying here for a couple of days or even passing it through, you can consider on this info. Oh, and this is the city I live in :)


Kiev University's Botanical Garden: Full of Magnolias

There are two botanical gardens in Kiev: Gryshko garden and University's BG. I was only in University's botanical garden so I'll tell you about it.
It's quite small and it has sense to visit it only from 25th April to 4th May, the period when magnolias are blooming. There are only these beautiful trees there, at least I haven't seen others. But there are many of them in one place and you can see different specious of them.


Kiev is the capital of Ukraine

"Kiev is the capital of Ukraine" is actually a funny expression which is very close to nearly every Ukrainian. Back in my times even the most poor pupil could say it in English because while studying at school we had to learn the topic about Kiev by heart. But first thing first, so Kiev.
Kiev is incredibly beautiful city! I traveled there with my family last year right this time on May Day. There was hot, not in terms of temperature but in terms of tourists - lots of them! I have never seen so many of them in one place. It looked like this


Welcome here!

this is my first post and I think I should explain why on Earth there is another blog in a huge army of them. So, this is the reason: to equip those who want to travel to Ukraine with tips, advices, pictures and whatnot about this country in case you decide to come here (are you that crazy person?:)) and just share my opinion on what places are best for visiting. I don't want this blog ends up making you bored with it so I'll try to show what I like or don't like about my country without exaggeration. You may consider all this but it's of course up to you to decide where and in what way you can effectively spend your vacation. Still I hope it will somehow help you to learn more about Ukraine as far as I'm a native resident of it.