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Month: May 2020

10 things to do for culture lovers in Kyiv

10 things to do for culture lovers in Kyiv

Kyiv is a lively city with an active day and nightlife. Things to do in Kyiv include concerts, theater performances, modern art galleries, historical exhibitions, cinema festivals, museums, live music, restaurants, night clubs. Cultural and modern life activity is a reason to spend some more days in Kyiv. Prices for cultural events depend on the place and performance. But I can assure you that you’ll not find such reasonable prices for high quality theater performance and classical concert anywhere than…

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Top 10 places to see in Kyiv

Top 10 places to see in Kyiv

Kyiv is a big megalopolis, a destination for tourists who like to research old history and explore modern life. As some tourists said: “I love your city, it’s very lively”. “It’s unique and not similar to other cities”. “There are so many great panoramic views”. We’ve chosen top places must see in Kyiv and feel the spirit of our city. All recommendations are based on the experience of many travelers. 1. Maidan and Khreshcatyk Street This is downtown that keeps…

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How to plan a trip to Ukraine?

How to plan a trip to Ukraine?

Ukraine. Where is it? It takes several hours by airplane from any European cities. Some visitors said: “I saw a completely different world”. “I‘m impressed by your country, so many fascinating places”. “I’ve never thought that your history and culture are so interesting”. “I like healthy, cheap, and delicious food”. “Your country is amazing”. “No over-tourism”. “A great deal of activities”. Ukraine has a very ancient history, rich culture, modern art, special lifestyle. We propose numerous cultural, ethnographic, historical heritage,…

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About me

About me

My name is Olena Goncharuk. I am a qualified English-speaking tourist guide and a tour leader, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. I’ve been working in the tourism industry for 20 years. My job is to tell stories about history, culture, art, architecture, food, modern life. A tourist guide is a cultural ambassabor of the country. Guiding is my passion. I would like to share my knowledge and travel experience and appreciate feedback. Tourists provide different points of view, and mutual communication…

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Why do people travel?

Why do people travel?

According to UNWTO, over 1,3 billion people travel every year and the number is growing. COVID-19 lockdown has changed travel plans. Many people are waiting for opening the borders because they cannot live without travel. It’s a kind of energy which keeps life. I asked myself many times why do I love tourism and travel? Why did I choose a profession in the tourism industry? A lot of things start in our childhood and teens. I was born in 1978,…

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