Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. Evolving rapidly, the country offers visitors an unrivalled combination of old and new. Updated throughout, this edition of the guide highlights towns and villages well off the beaten track, and goes into greater depth than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants. The practical information highlights how to get there by bus, rail and boat. The culture section features some of the new writers of independent Ukraine; the history section has been updated to cover all the events that followed Yanukovych's election in 2010.
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- TNT Magazine
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- The Sunday Telegraph
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and administration, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical information When to visit , Highlights , Suggested itineraries , Tour operators , Red tape , Embassies and consulates , Getting there and away , Health , Safety , What to take , Money , Budgeting , Getting around , Accommodation , Eating and drinking , Public holidays , Shopping , Arts and entertainment , Media and communications , Business , Travel culture in Ukraine , Cultural etiquette , Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Kiev History , Getting there and away , Getting around , Local tour operators , Tourist information , Where to stay , Where to eat and drink , Entertainment and nightlife , Shopping , Other practicalities , What to see and do , Churches and holy sites , Museums and galleries , Parks , Outside Kiev
Chapter 4 Polissya Getting around , Chernihiv , Chernobyl , Zhytomyr , Berdychiv
Chapter 5 Podillya Getting around , Vinnytsya , Uman , Kamyanets-Podilsky , Khmelnytsky
Chapter 6 Galicia & Volhynia History , Getting around , Lviv , Drohobych , Truskavets , Ternopil , Pochaiv , Volhynia , Lutsk , Rivne
Chapter 7 The Carpathians The mountains , Flora and fauna , When to visit , Getting around , Tourist information , Ivano-Frankivsk , Yaremche , Carpathian National Nature Park , Tatariv , Vorokhta , Bukovel , The Chornohora range , Yasinya , Rakhiv , The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve , Verkhovyna , Kosiv , Sheshory , Kolomiya , The Gorgany range , Bukovina , Transcarpathia
Chapter 8 The Black Sea Getting around , Odessa , Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky , The Dnistr and Danube delta , Mykolayiv , Kherson
Chapter 9 Crimea History , The Autonomous Republic of Crimea , Simferopol , Yevpatoria , Bakhchisarai , Sevastopol , Balaclava , Cape Aiya , The south coast , Yalta , Yalta to Foros , Yalta to Alushta , Alushta , Demerdzhi , Feodosiya , Kerch
Chapter 10 The Dnepr Getting around , Cherkassy , Kaniv , Kremenchuk , Kirovohrad , Dnepropetrovsk , Zaporizhzhya
Chapter 11 Donbas History , Getting around , Donetsk , Slavyanogorsk , Mariupol , Luhansk
Chapter 12 Sloboda Getting around , Kharkiv , Poltava , Mirgorod , Sumy
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Andrew Evans has lived in Ukraine and continues to travel there regularly. He has a particular interest in its culture, history and politics. Massimiliano Di Pasquale is a photographer and journalist and explored the country many times.