Ukraine

Food
50%
Fun
40%
Culture
75%
Nature
25%

Photography

Go beyond the headlines and see the real Ukraine in our Photo Essay.
From homemade Russian delicacies and shots of vodka, to protest sites, to sunflower farms and saunas, see our best shots from multiple tours of this controversial, misunderstood country.

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Kiev’s Maidan Square turns full circle after battles between protesters and police left behind a charred wasteland of death and destruction.

 

Culture

Ukrainian Vodka – No Such Thing as a Little Bit

When “no thank you” is not an option, learn how to eat, drink and celebrate like a Ukrainian- without dying!

Dacha: The Ukrainian Summer House

A pre-Soviet tradition that still thrives, see how real Ukrainians spend their summers. Hint: plenty of sun, gardening and rustic beauty.

Sweat, Steam and Ritual at a Russian Banya

Only a Russian tradition would include 150° heat, an ice bath, and getting slapped with dried branches in the name of “relaxation.” Take a painless tour of a real Russian sauna.

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