From Kyiv to Przemysl for UAH 410
December, 23 Intercity+705K high speed train 'Kyiv - Lviv to Przemysl station, Poland' starts running. Depending on the class Kyiv-Przemysl ticket costs UAH 410 and 580 (the second and first classes respectively). Lviv-Przemysl tickets can be bought for UAH 175-240
Kyiv becomes closer to Israeli tourists
The old train station Jaffa, Tel Aviv Municipality and 'Dan Panorama Hotel Tel-Aviv' hotel welcomed guests of 'Kyiv Days in Tel Aviv' event held on December, 15-16. A two-day event program included: a meeting between representatives of Kyiv and Tel Aviv official delegations, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Hennadii Nadolenko; presentation of Kyiv on 'Smart City' and 'Tourism', art fair of Ukrainian artists and craftsmen (Petrykivka painting, toys, gifts, jewelry, paintings, mosaics, embroidery), national cuisine presentation, workshop
Andy Warhol invites to a new hotel in UZHHOROD
Emigrand, the first themed hotel in Zakarpattia Oblast, opened in Uzhhorod. The hotel is easy to find because the monument to Andy Warhol can be seen nearby. The hotel features are interesting interior (huge bed in the form of lips of Marilyn Monroe in the dressing room, 24 rooms decorated in pop art style), music of mid-twentieth century in the rooms, and a wide range of menu offering Zakarpattia, American, Italian and Jewish cuisines
Intercity train `Kyiv-Lviv` to run to Przemysl
At the beginning of 2017 residents of Kyiv will be able to get to the Polish city of Przemysl by Intercity train 'Kyiv-Lviv'. The route extend was discussed between representatives of the Verkhovna Rada transport committee and the Polish Sejm Infrastructure Commission. Technically JSC 'Ukrzaliznytsia' is ready for the route extending, however, the changes need to be coordinated with Ukrainian and Polish border and customs services, and the Polish railway enterprise as well. The approximate ticket price is UAH 1,500-2,000
TripAdvisor will help to promote Kyiv more effective
Anton Taranenko, 'By the end of the year we will know how use TripAdvisor to promote Kyiv as a tourist destination effectively
There is a place in Kyiv where `chocolate` grows on trees
In the subtropical greenhouse of Fomin Botanical Garden one can find a tree called ceratonia (pea family) endemic to the Mediterranean region, however, it has been cultivated in Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Greece. At the present time it also grows in India, Argentina, Brazil and other subtropical countries. The fruits (long flat pods of 10-30 cm in size) contain up tp 50% sugar