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Eastern Ukraine Offers Promise to Travelers Taking the Road Less Traveled

Crimea, Kiev, Lviv, and the Carpathian Mountain regions of Ukraine steal the travel spotlight, but the eastern portion of the country, long identified with the Russian and Soviet Empire culturally, politically, and linguistically, is a discovery of its own for travelers wishing to swim against the tide.

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Straw Art of Ukraine

When the state fair rolls into town, especially in the American Midwest, tourists flock to see visages of Elvis, the current president, or farm animals made from multi-colored corn seeds. Seed art is both a skill and an artistic expression of the agricultural life. Making art from the earth’s grains is not simply a tradition in the United States, however. Ukrainians with an agricultural background or a proclivity for celebrating the fruits of the earth harvest the straw left behind after the grain is threshed and separated.

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Ukraine’s Museum of Books and Book Printing

Read a novel on your PDA. Check out the next installment of a memoir online. Peruse the local bookshop for the latest bestsellers. Books in any form are an integral part of world culture, even if declarations surface each year about their impending demise. Imagine for a moment a world where books are not only printing one at a time but are read only by the powerful.

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A Park of Sculpted Iron Captures the Interest of Many

Ukraine is well-recognized for its parks built by royalty, with sprawling forests, romantic designs, and tenderly preserved flora and fauna, but one park in particular is made for the artists. The park, laid out in 2001 in the city of Donetsk, is dedicated to handcrafted wrought iron works.

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Fun in the Snow at Bukovel Ski Resort

The construction and development of the Bukovel Ski Resort has not only made skiing on maintained slopes possible in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, but has created facilities and accommodation for international visitors to plan a skiing holiday here. Located just thirty kilometers outside of Yaremcha, in Ukraine, the resort is easily accessible and is already preparing for a busy 2008-2009 skiing season.

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A Multitude of Climates and Scenic Opportunities Await Hikers in Crimea

Avid hikers find their own personal Mecca in the Crimean region of Ukraine. The majority of hikers choose the mountainous part of Crimea south of the city of Simferopol, the rest of the historical peninsula is a feast for the senses, too, whether you are on the hunt for temperate climates or invigorating mountain air.

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The Hutsuls of Hutsulschyna

The Hutsul (or Hutsulschyna) region in the southeast Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains is home to an ethno-cultural group known as the Hutsuls (also Hutzul or Huzul). It is believed that this group moved into the Carpathian highlands between the 14th and 18th centuries. Despite the many changes in government over the years, the Hutsuls have preserved their unique identity and traditional way of life. With their strong community ties and a measure of self-sufficiency, the Hutsuls have achieved and maintained a good standard of living.

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The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

Choruses in Ukraine can be traced back to approximately 1902, but the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus was established in 1918 in Kyiv, and was originally known as the Kyiv Bandurist Capella. The chorus was under the direction of Vasyl Yemetz and started with a mere fifteen members. During the 1920’s, the Kyiv Bandurist Capella toured frequently, until their existence came under threat as Joseph Stalin started arresting intellectuals and artists, and forced the group of musicians and vocalists to either break apart or flee the country.

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