The second (and last) stop of my trip to Ukraine took me to Kyiv, as complex and exciting as it is. In this city of about four million people, on the banks of the Dnieper, we constantly pass from one world to another. The richness of the Orthodox Churches, the embalmed Saints, the Orange Revolution, the memories of the Soviet era, Euromaidan and the twenty-first century that began, innovative, feverish, overflowing with desires … Three hours by plane from Paris, Kyiv deserves to have spent a long weekend there, or even more If so
If Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, the standard of living is higher in Kyiv than anywhere else. The capital tries to live as much western fashion as possible, as restaurants, bars, and modern places thrive and welcome young people who crave pleasure.
Like the other day, when I told you about Odessa, I would like to answer a question many travelers have asked themselves. Can we go to Ukraine today? I mean, is this reasonable, given that French diplomacy officially advises against going to specific regions?
The answer is yes, we can go to Ukraine without any problem. Provided that the Crimea and Donbas, the administrative regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, are inevitably avoided. There, in the east of the country, the armed conflict still opposes the Ukrainian army and Russian-speaking separatists who partially occupy these lands.
On the other hand, there is no problem in Kyiv, as you will quickly see for yourselves … No problem, therefore, to visit this capital. But why do you choose to go there?
1. It is easy, without visa requirements
Let it be said, we do not need a visa for Ukraine. Unlike Russia. So if you want to travel easily, while you are entitled to golden lamps for the glittering Orthodox churches in the sun, choose Ukraine!
2.Because the destination is really inexpensive
Ukraine, the poorest country in Europe, is a really cheap destination. When I say Europe, of course, I do not mean the European Union. Because even if she dreamed of a secret (Galina recognized him, our wonderful guide, … even before the first vodka cup), Ukraine is not part of the European Union.
It had just had distinguished relations with the latter, which were defined by the 1994 Budapest Conventions. Then it was strengthened by the signing, in 1998, of a partnership and cooperation agreement. But the European Union is still far away, as is the standard of living of Poland or the Baltic states, which has returned to Europe.
3.Because Lourde Catacombs alone are worth a visit
It is the Lord of the Orthodox, meaning that the place is sacred. Spiritually and wonderfully important, especially when you discover it in bright sunlight. It is impossible to describe this entire complex, which covers 28 hectares and where 120 siblings still live.
At the top, a series of churches (Saint Nicholas, Trinity Church, etc.) contains many wonders.
Oddly enough, there are also a number of museums on-site, including the amazing Miniature Museum of Medicine. I don’t have pictures to show you around because photos are banned. But you need to know that you will find incredible things like the smallest chessboard in the world, placed on top of a pin (a special dedication to my father). Or a picture of Russian Allied musician (re-dedication …) engraved on a grain of half a poppy.
These are the catacombs of 123 embalmed monks, including a large number of saints. To understand the existence of these monuments from the eleventh and twelfth centuries, you should know that the monastery was founded in 1051 by Saint Anthony, a Greek monk. With his student Theodosius, they dug caves, where they lived as hermits, with other monks, to flee the world. After their deaths, the bodies remained there, preserved naturally thanks to the freshness and the absence of moisture.
Together with my traveling companions, we went to the catacombs, where taking photos is of course forbidden. The hijab for girls, a candle in hand for everyone, made little progress in a long line of pilgrims. If you have indoor fear, avoid it because you quickly feel trapped, especially if there are people!
If you resist this ordeal, you will see many mummies and saints, embalmed and fully dressed, from their guess, here and there, toe or toe. Nothing scary, except for these narrow underground tunnels and ultimately a wonderful spiritual experience.
4. Because Kyiv is full of riches
It is impossible to list them all, especially since my article really promises to be very long. I have just put out some pictures of the sites to visit, based on the time you spend there … the memorial of the city’s founders, the monastery of Saint Michel, the statue of the motherland (height 102 meters!) With a museum in its foot, and the Museum of World War II Museum with its Stalinist statues Terrible, its markets, St. André Street, the small local Montmartre and the paradise of discoverers … everyone will choose according to his temperament and his positions’ benefit …
5.Because Kyiv keeps a little “in its juice” from the Soviet era
Ukraine may claim its independence loud and clear (and we understand it!) And fight militarily against the former big brother in Donbas, and Kyiv, in some respects, still has a small, former site of the Soviet Union. Don’t bother him … I thought about one evening when I saw old tram cars (but I think there are newer cars than them …).
6.Because Kyiv is a great book for contemporary history
I don’t know if you remember, but the Orange Revolution, a large popular movement that allowed the Ukrainian opposition to take power in 2004, will remain one of the events of the beginning of the 21st century.
A decade or so later, from November 2013 to February 2014, it was the Oromedan Movement that led to the overthrow of President Yanukovych. The same man who refused to sign a partnership agreement with the European Union.
Both led to mass rallies at the Nizalnosti Square or Independence Square.
As a result, this square, the beating heart of the city, has become a place of memorialization. Today there are a series of signs that commemorate these events, which left many dead. Like an open-air museum dedicated to the contemporary history of Ukraine … a museum reminiscent of the past struggles, the collective strength and the spirit of brotherhood that exploded on the scene. Galina was still shivering voice, years later.
7.Because Kyiv has great places to eat and go out
If Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, the standard of living is higher in Kyiv than anywhere else in the country. The capital tries to live as much western fashion as possible, as restaurants, bars, and modern places thrive and welcome young people who crave pleasure.
The craziest place we saw during our stay was OB, a restaurant located under Independence Square.
In fact, its name, OB like Obarykada, means the last barricade. In fact, it is located directly above the restaurant and you can see it through the glass roof. The place is also a really small museum, various souvenirs decorating the walls.
Saad Mushtaq was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Saad Mushtaq has contributed to many online publications including the PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Saad Mushtaq earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Saad Mushtaq follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.Thanks
Budget Blinds: Choosing the Best Alternatives
Today we will talk about how to choose the right budget blinds and definitely not lose in quality. Atlantis Curtains — your reliable supplier of blinds and curtains in Dubai.
How does the price range differ from the type of blinds?
Vertical blinds are the cheapest option, followed by horizontal ones and open roller blinds in the same price range. The next are day-and-night blinds. Then the torch is passed to pleated attic blinds and closed-type roller shutters, and Blackouts are at the top of the price gradation.
Budget blinds: what should you attend to when choosing?
If you need cheap blinds for the kitchen, bathroom, or balcony, we recommend paying attention to blinds made of plastic or aluminum, paper ones are also suitable. Both provide excellent sun protection, are easy to clean, and do not absorb odors.
There is a huge variety of window decorations, but one of the most modern and practical types is fabric roller blinds. They have combined the convenience of blinds and the functionality of curtains, while there is no need to purchase a curtain rod. It is much easier to take care of them, which will save you money, time, and effort.
If you order window treatment at Atlantis Curtains, you will enjoy all the benefits of a quality product at an affordable price. Fabric roller blinds have proven themselves excellently during operation as they have increased reliability and practicality.
Customers often have doubts that cheap roller blinds are worse than expensive ones — this is not at all the case. In all the products presented in our catalog, only high-quality components and materials are used. All fabric roller blinds perfectly protect from the sun, only shade with varying degrees of illumination and are selected depending on individual design preferences. All roller shutter fabrics are processed with special means and acquire unique properties that are very difficult to make on your own or to find in other types of window decorations.
- functionality 2 in 1, curtain and cornice in one product;
- inexpensive price of fabric roller blinds for maximum convenience;
- roller blinds system is very compact and does not take up much space;
- UV protection – protects against fading in the sun;
- antistatic – repels dust particles and does not allow it to collect;
- fabric roller blinds are moisture resistant;
- anti-allergenic – have antibacterial treatment;
- durable – not susceptible to stretching and sagging by waves;
- wear-resistant fabrics – withstand countless lifting and lowering;
- fabric roller blinds do not require ironing – they do not wrinkle;
- fabric blinds do not require washing – sometimes vacuuming is enough for a great appearance;
- simple installation;
- reliable mechanisms – service life over 10 years;
- convenient control, automatically fixes the desired height;
- versatility of installation of fabric roller blinds – on the sash of the window, on the whole window, on the opening, on the slope, on the wall, on the ceiling, there are almost no restrictions;
- versatility in design – suitable both for salons and offices, and for home furnishings, used both independently and in combination with other types of decor;
- protect against burnout – furniture, wallpaper, things and interior items;
- protect the plants from the sultry rays of the sun;
- protect the premises from prying eyes
The cost of fabric roller blinds does not affect the quality of the product. The price mainly depends on the characteristics listed below:
- selected size (width from 40cm to 150cm)
- opacity of fabric (shade from 25% to 65%)
- density (from 170 g / m2 to 320 g / m2)
- production complexity (smooth, structural, jacquard)
Budget blinds: where can you buy?
If you are looking for budget blinds, Atlantis Curtains has many options to choose from. High quality, fair prices, professional installation and measurements from the best specialists — you are welcome to be our client! If you have any difficulties with the choice, please do not hesitate to reach out to our consultants. We are always happy to help.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.
DJ Stakz Has Become An International DJ Star
DJ Stakz, aka the “International Club King,” is a Haitian American Brooklyn-born successful DJ. He gathered major influences from his father, who was also a musician, and his older brother. Stakz found his love for music through them and knew at the age of 13 he wanted to pursue a full-on career in music.
Growing up in the big apple and the concrete jungle of NYC, Stakz adapted the ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ winning attitude, and it has brought the artist a lot of success. He has put his name amongst celebrities like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and Wyclef Jean just to name a few. The creativity is rooted in his Haitian culture, and he has developed a bridge between the urban demographic and the Haitian/Caribbean demographic.
He is very a very versatile talent for not only spinning all genres of music but also being able to control the crowd with the mic. His confidence, charm, talent, unbelievable gifts, and ability to connect with people are a few that separates him from the rest. His career is just being and he still has a lot to accomplish. Keep up with DJ Stakz at his Instagram below.
Follow DJ Stakz on Instagram: @djstakz
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
Nakia Jenkins is now becoming the new social media influence real fast – OfficialNakia
Everyone wants to be known and recognized today. People love to interact and share their vibes with others unless it is not disturbing someone. We have witnessed a time when people have started socializing through the internet instead of through meeting others in person. Undoubtedly social media is a powerful tool for networking and socializing and some people know how to take the opportunity right. Social media has given many growth opportunities for people to establish themselves as brands.
Many young people are now taking advantage of social media networks to grow their popularity in the digital space. Similar has done Nakia Jenkins who is now becoming the famous young social media influence for his unique content producing skills.
About Nakia Jenkins:
Nakia Jenkins is a young social influencer who has gained immense popularity on Instagram and TikTok platforms. Nakia started his journey on social media out of his passion. Now, OfficialNakia has attained big success on social media with the use of savvy strategy, solid tactics, and creative vision. His creativity earned him 260K+ followers on Tik Tok in no time and not only that, he has grown fast on Instagram as well where he has more than 200K, active followers.
Nakia as a multi tasking person:
Nakia is an extremely present-minded and multi tasking person. Apart from his success as an influencer on social media, OfficialNakia has also established himself as an entrepreneur, a digital marketer, a media strategist, and a content creator. The young influencer says it is important to make a social media strategy by keeping in mind the long-term goals.
Nakia’s vision of being a social media user:
Unlike anyone else, Nakia has a strong vision behind how to use social media these days. According to him: “A social media user must possess a creative vision to produce high-quality content for growing his brand in the digital world”. According to him, it is very crucial to create content by experimenting and taking calculated risks. Nakia keeps in mind the likings of his target community while creating his content. That could be the key to winning people’s hearts and attracting them to your content with your unique way of creativity.
The multi-talented personality has gained over 260,000 followers on his multiple TikTok accounts and he has got over 200,000 followers on Instagram. Officialnakia has always focused on creating unique & creative content to build his fan following on social media. He is going to keep creating amazing stuff for youngsters and his all social media fans.
How to get in touch with him?
The content creator posts his content consistently by optimizing it as per his long-term goals. Nakia lays his focus on using optimal strategy and tactics to meet his audience’s needs by producing quality content for it. Do follow him on his social media so that you can keep in touch with the latest feed he shares with his followers for amusement. His creativity will surely impress you all.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]
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