Ukraine. Truly a country like no other. For seventy years hidden behind the Iron Curtain this Sleeping Beauty suddenly arose with a new breath of life, throwing off the tyranny of her past oppressors and proudly proclaiming herself as the worlds newest democracy.
Ukraine's example of determination against all odds has indeed served as an inspiration to freedom seeking peoples around the world.For the tourist, the openness and warmth of the Ukrainian people is unmistakable. The cultural diversity is refreshing, leaving your senses of life, of humanity, broadened and enlightened.
Ukraine's people are as curious about you, as you are about them. After all, it's been in near total isolation for a very long time.For the Traveler there has been no better time to experience first hand the impact that Soviet style communism has left on this Nation of 48 million, and at the same time witness a most profound moment in history. Michael Gorbachev likened Ukraine's Orange Revolution as equal in importance to the fall of the Berlin Wall in the emergence of democracy in the former Soviet Union.
Of the Worlds great capital cities, Kyiv (Kiev) ranks second to none in her livability. Known in the past as the "Mother" of former USSR strongholds, Kyiv has a rich history in its importance as a vital part of Europe. With a population of nearly 3 million 'registered' residents, the city is actually estimated to be much larger, with an abundance of parks, theaters, beaches, and nightlife that beg for exploration in a seemingly endless trail of discoveries that continually surprise and delight..For more information about Ukraine, please, feel free to visit our web-site: BestOfUkraine.com.
Lensa is a co-owner of the web-site BestOfUkraine.com where you can find lots of useful travel tips and information about travel in Ukraine and Kiev (Kyiv) from locals and tourists alike - sorted into handy 'best of' lists.
By: Olena Lensa