Ukraine- The country that has my heart!

Ukraine, a country in eastern Europe, is the second-largest country on the continent after Russia. The capital is Kyiv (Kiev), located on the Dnieper River in north-central Ukraine. Ukraine is a region between central and eastern Europe. Ukraine is famous for its mountains – The Carpathian Mountains suitable for skiing, hiking, fishing, and hunting. The Black Sea Coast is a popular summer destination for tourists. Ukraine has vineyards where it produces indigenous wines, ruins of ancient fortresses, historic parks, Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant churches as well as a few churches and synagogues.
Kyiv, the capital of the country, has many unique buildings such as Saint Sophia Cathedral and extensive boulevards. I got to attend a Ukrainian wedding, it was great to see their culture and get the essence of their traditions.
There are other well-known tourist cities, such as the port city of Odesa and the old city of Lviv in the west. Most of Ukraine in Western Ukraine, which was once within the borders of the Republic of Poland before World War II, is a popular Polish region. Crimea, a small “continent”, has been a popular tourist destination for swimming or sunbathing in the Black Sea with its warm climate, rugged mountains, plains, and ancient ruins, although tourist trade has been heavily affected by Russia’s occupation and 2014 settlement.
Cities there included Sevastopol and Yalta – the site of a peace conference at the end of World War II. Visitors can also take a boat trip on the Dnieper River from Kyiv to the shores of the Black Sea. Ukrainian cuisine has a long history and offers a wide variety of authentic dishes. So, I entreat my readers to plan their next vacation in the beautiful country of Ukraine.


Editor: Ayush Razdan

The man made holiday destination-UAE.

A federation of seven emirates, United Arab Emirates is a charismatic country on the Eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula. A place with cheerful urban life, UAE is full of shopping, culture, and iconic architectural marvels. It consists of seven emirates, its capital being ABU DHABI.

All over the world, UAE is known for having the tallest building in the world, The Burj Khalifa. It has marvelous skylines all over its cities. UAE also offers some of the most vibrant and exotic water sports for tourists. From the thrilling rides of the Ferrari World, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the one-of-its-kind Palm Jumeriah islands, the winding roads of Jabel Hafeet with views of the desert.

Blessed with the unique landscape, rolling sand dunes, and sunny coastlines, UAE is a must-visit place. My experience in the UAE was more than exciting. I got to see this beautiful “DESERT-HEAVEN” and cherish its beauty. My joy in seeing the world from the 122nd floor of the Burj-khalifa is worth mentioning. I also enjoyed shopping in magnificent Dubai malls. I did the Desert-Safari. I cherished the electrifying helicopter ride over the desert-city and got to see the beauty of Dubai.
So, I advise my readers to take a rest from their routine and consider UAE as their next holiday destination.

Things one MUST do when in UAE:

1) Shopping. The options are endless. It’s called “Do-Buy” for a reason ?

2)Cafe Hopping by the creek.

3)Walk by the Jumeirah beach in the evening.

4) Skydiving.

5)Scooba Diving.


Editor: Ayush Razdan