Liz Davies and I had discussed for years the possibility of going on a weaving trip to Ukraine, after meeting up with Nataliya Cummings from Experience Ukraine at Hellen’s Manor. We had pored longingly over Nataliya’s beautiful photographs of the unspoilt countryside in the Carpathian Mountains and envisaged being there. We chose the Lizhnyk Rug Weaving Tour and decided to go in June. Luckily Wizz Air, yes! had just started a direct flight from Luton to Lviv. This was perf
Most of us are so used to travelling to European countries that use Euros we‘ve forgotten what its like to travel somewhere with its own unique currency. But part of the beauty of our unique, tailor made holidays is that you are travelling somewhere unlike anywhere else in Europe. Ukraine has its own currency, the Hryvnia or UAH. The exchange rate is roughly 35UAH to the pound. You can check the latest exchange rate at the National Bank of Ukraine. Many of our travelers are u
I can't believe that we are nearly done with 2017 and in just a few days we are all going to be relaxing and celebrating Christmas in style.
We had a very busy year and I wanted to thank you all very much for your ongoing support. We held a big fundraising event at the beginning of 2017 to support a number of projects in Nyzhnie Selyshche, Transcarpathia. This included helping build the Sargo Rigo Guest House in Nizhnee Selishche for groups to stay in and supporting the Yout
Impressions and Memories The weaving is what brought us to Ukraine, but our holiday brought far more adventure, steeped in another life, another time and place, than any of us had quite expected... Before our arrival, the warm mid-May sun had already brought out the orchids in the lush carpet of grass and flowers which surrounded our wooden hideaway. The sound of the racing river water rushing under and through the felting house below met our ears as we gathered to eat on t