Ukraine: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, Dec 15, 2006 - Travel - 440 pages
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There has never been a better time to travel to Ukraine with visas no longer necessary for most tourists. Visitors to the country will discover traditional churches, monasteries, and sacred sites providing a contrast to the notorious, but compelling, landmark of Chernobyl. Sites can easily be explored by rail, river cruise, or sea ferry, and also on foot--the ideal way to take in rustic villages of old-world eastern Europe.   Features include:   *Detailed coverage of new hotels and restaurants   *A region-by-region guide to the provinces, including the stunning Crimean peninsula   *Kiev--the birthplace of Slavic civilization--in fresh detail   *Thorough language section in both Russian and Ukraine
  

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In general it is a pretty good guide. The maps are not that good.
Also, the author incorrectly states that, in the Orthodox religion the people "pray to, and worship the Icons". This is not the case. Icons are venerated, but never worshiped, and are never "prayed to".

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Without a doubt the best travel guide to Ukraine available. The author's years of experience living and traveling in the country are condensed into these pages. The result is an extremely informative ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
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Ancient history 13 Early civilisations 14 Kievan Rus
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The revolution in Ukraine 25 Civil war 26 Soviet
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Chapter II
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PART TWO THE GUIDE
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Polissya
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Yasinya 244 Rakhiv 245 The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 246 Verkhovyna 246 Kosiv 248 Sheshory 248
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Kolomiya 248 The Gorgany range 250 Bukovina 252
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Transcarpathia
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The Blaek Sea
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Getting around 269 Odessa 269 BilhorodDnistrovsky 289
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The Dnistr and Danube delta 290 Mykolayiv 291
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Kherson
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Crimea
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Getting around 159 Chernihiv 159 Chernobyl 163
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Zhytomyr 166 Berdychiv
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Podillya
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Getting around 172 Vinnytsya 172 Uman 177
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KamyanetsPodilsky 179 Khmelnytsky
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Galicia Yolhynia
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History 191 Getting around 191 Lviv 192
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Drohobych 212 Truskavets 212 Ternopil 213
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Pochayiv 216 Volhynia 217 Lutsk 218 Rivne
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The Carpathians
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The mountains 226 Flora and fauna 226
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Practicalities 228 IvanoFrankivsk 229 aremche 234
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Carpathian National Nature Park 238 Tatariv 238
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Vorokhta 239 Bukovel 239 The Chornohora range 240
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History 299 The Autonomous Republic of Crimea 302
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Simferopol 303 Yevpatoria 311 Bakhchisarai 313
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Sevastopol 319 Balaclava 328 Cape Aiya 330 The south coast 331 Yalta 331 Yalta to Foros 342 Yalta to Alushta 345 Alushta 347 Demerdzhi 349 Fe...
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Kerch
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The Dnepr
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Getting around 359 Cherkassy 360 Kaniv 361
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Kremenchuk 361 Kirovohrad 362 Dnepropetrovsk 365
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Zaporizhzhya
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History 381 Getting around 382 Donetsk 382
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Slavyanogorsk 391 Mariupol 391 Luhansk
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Getting around 395 Kharkiv 395 Poltava 413
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Mirgorod 416 Sumy
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Further
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About the author (2006)

Andrew Evans spent two years living in Ukraine shortly after the country gained its independence. Since then he has dedicated himself to the study of Ukrainian folk culture, music, dance, art, and religion, writing articles and traveling throughout the country.

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