Hungary (part 1): Budapest (Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Chain Bridge, Parliament, Heroes’ Square, Vajdahunyad Castle)

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a city, where you could spend a weeklong holiday, visiting lots of thermal baths, museums, walking along the cozy streets and enjoying the promenade near the Danube river.

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Bukovel, Probiy waterfall in Yaremche, Lviv: Carpathians, New Year in hutsul style (part 4)

Ukraine, Carpathians, Bukovel

The next day we returned to Lviv. On our way back to Lviv we stopped at the most popular Ukrainian ski resort – Bukovel. It is always very active and crowded in winter: music is everywhere, there are many ski instructors everywhere, snow cannons work everywhere, cafes and other catering establishments are packed with hungry skiers.

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Museum of music by Roman Kumlyk, house-museum of the movie “Tini zabutykh predkiv” (Shadows of the forgotten ancestors)

Ukraine, Carpathians, music museum by Roman Kumlyk, Verkhovyna

Our next points of interest were the museums of Verkhovyna. The first museum was the Museum of Music by Roman Kumlyk (a virtuoso musician who could play 50 musical instruments). It is a museum not only of music, but also the museum ofHutsul region ethnography. Hutsul clothing, household items and musical instruments are stored here.

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Kolomyia, Hutsul & Pokuttya museum, Pysanka museum, New Year in Verkhovyna: Carpathians, New Year in hutsul style (part 2)

Ukraine, Kolomyia, Carpathians

The next morning we were joined the tour bus in the centre of Lviv and headed to the Carpathians. First we visited the Museum of Hutsul and Pokuttya region in Kolomyia. Here household items of the inhabitants of the Hutsul region were collected, like: elegant clothes, items carved from wood, tools, models of the interior of Hutsul houses and much more interesting exhibits.

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Lviv: “New Year in hutsul style” (part 1)

Lviv, UkraineWe went to celebrate the New Year in the Carpathians to enjoy the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains, to plunge into the cozy Hutsul atmosphere. Western Ukraine is, as always, hospitable and “warm”, despite the winter frosts.

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Waterfall Guk – fabulous corner in the Carpathian mountains, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine

Carpathian Mountains, Hook WaterfallFabulous Guk Waterfall (Zhenets waterfall) 15 metres high was formed on Zhenets River at the altitude about 900 metres on the territory of the Carpathian national park.

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Hoverla, Carpathian Mountains: climbing to the top of the highest peak in Ukraine

Hoverla, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine

Climbing to the top of the highest peak in Ukraine (Hoverla Mount) is an exciting adventure, a difficult challenge with great physical exertion, but also a significant event that is worth your effort.

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