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October 5, 2017

A day with shepherds by Anastasiya Zolotarev

Photo by Anastasia Zolotarev

We hiked all day through hills and forests for this cheese and local shepherd in Transcarpathia! Definitely the hardest journey I've ever made to taste incredible cheese! We were greeted by the shepherd and his friends and family...

August 6, 2017

Tinsmiths Ukranian Visit
Posted  by Phoebe Clive

In a bid to make my lifestyle business provide me a lifestyle that takes me beyond the office I booked a ‘Textiles Tour’ of the Trans Carpathian region of Ukraine.


I have long been fascinated by the culture and folk art of the people of the Carpathian Mou...

August 1, 2017

I was delighted when I received letter from Marion after our fantastic tour with Olia Hercules this June. We organized food based tour first time and to receive such a response was just overwhelming. Thank you Marion for those beautiful words and hope to see you soon.

Dumplings workshop by Olia Her...

Thanks to all the lovely people that came to our annual fundraising event! This year we raised total of £1120.84!  All funds raised are going to support Youth Theatre Festival in Transcarpathia, Ukraine. More information about youth theatre project and festival can be found in earlier entries of  our b...

January 17, 2017

Come and join us for Ukrainian style party in De Coffie Pot (Hereford) on 18th of February. Live Ukrainian music and dance with the amazing Slippery Slope! Experience Ukrainian hospitality, learn Ukrainian dance, browse through unique handcrafts and find out more about our escorted tours to Ukraine. Uk...

My first time visiting Ukraine was in 2008.  I came to visit a good Ukrainian friend I had met in Canada and I thought it was time I visited on her home turf in Nyzhne Selysche, a beautiful town set deep in the Carpathian mountains.

Because of renovations going on at my friend’s house, I stayed several...

January 12, 2017

Craft tour to Western Ukraine in May 2017

Hello and welcome! Olia Hercules here, come and join me on an amazing trip to Western Ukraine, where we will basically have a fun holiday together, cook and eat loads of delicious food and learn a bunch of foodie things. My slightly mad descriptions of what we will be doing are below….enjoy and join us...

September 8, 2016

By Geraint Jones.

The drinking of toasts is not commonplace in Britain. We confine ourselves to the odd glass of bubbly at a wedding or birthday, maybe, but even then we tend to sip someone's good health or fortune rather than embrace the occasion with gusto.

None of the above is true in Ukraine. There t...

Our last trip for this year was a total success, we will soon be advertising our new group tour itineraries for 2017, keep your eyes peeled!  In the mean time enjoy this lovely comment from Kerstin about village experience during our latest trip to Carpathians:-

"I was there, and helped prepare tha...

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