Lviv Promotion

On Arrival: Lviv International Airport Excitement building as Leopolitans anticipate the dawn of a new era of travel possibilities

Issue 39, October 2011.
Ukraine is often described as Europe’s gateway to Eurasia, and within Ukraine it is Lviv which holds the key to this enormously lucrative modern-day silk route. As in ancient times, the city sits at the intersection of crucial regional transport routes and forms a key link in the chain connecting EU markets with the emerging economies of Eurasia. The opportunities presented by this favourable location have attracted considerable state investment in recent years. Indeed, the city’s infrastructure has been one of the major beneficiaries of Euro 2012 construction works and in some areas is now beginning to approach EU levels. Nevertheless, it will be some years more before Lviv’s road and rail networks have achieved full parity with their EU neighbours. The most immediate infrastructure improvement will be the opening of Lviv International Airport this winter – an event which in itself promises to totally alter Lviv’s international accessibility and allow the city to reap the full benefits once more of its historically fortuitous location.

Salt, Springs and Spa Towns.

Issue 39, October 2011.
Truskavets may well be the most attractive spa resort in Europe. Hidden at the foothills of the beautiful and picturesque Precarpathians, Truskavets is 450 meters above sea level. With an average of 200 days sunshine per year, warm days predominate, though crisp bright Winters are cold. About 100 kms from Lviv, Truskavets is an easy hour’s drive.

Introducing Guangzhou

Issue 39, October 2011.
Known to many in the West as ‘Canton’, Guǎngzhōu is the first city on most visitors’ itineraries. Wrapped in a perpetual haze of pink smog and flashing neon lights, the city overwhelms with energy, colour, and size. Like neighbouring Hong Kong, the city has been swept up into a consumerist whirl, but scratch away Guǎngzhōu’s glittery surface and you’ll find a place unique among urban centers.

Culture & Foie gras Par Excellence

Issue 38, September 2011.
Nestled at the heart of the Midi-Pyrenean region, Toulouse has always enjoyed its status in the South-West of France. A 2,000 year history is evident in the brick and tile architecture so typical of the cities, villages and farms across the Midi-Pyrenees region. The golden light reflecting on the Toulouse brickwork has earned it the name ‘Ville Rose’. This fabulous colouring imbues the city with a gentle and warm atmosphere.

Come Alive at the Sea of the Dead

Issue 36, June 2011.
Ölüdeniz, a beautiful inland bay that stretches behind a cape, is now closed to yachts. The reason this heavenly place is called Ölü deniz ("Sea of the Dead") is attributed to the following legend;A father and son were once caught in a storm off the bay and were in grave danger of sinking. The son argued that if they aimed for the rocks ashore there was a cove where they could take shelter.

Turkey’s "Eighth Wonder of the World"

Issue 35, May 2011.
Until forty or fifty years ago, Pamukkale was a place where travelers found peace and tranquillity amid the sacred spring that still lies exposed and in the deep silence of the tombs that lay scattered over the countryside towards the surrounding hills. In spite of the doubtful merits of present-day tourist industry developments, one can still confidently assert that Pamukkale has lost nothing of its former attractions. Pamukkale, which means 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish, is known to today’s Turks as the unofficial 8th wonder of the world. Pamukkale is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which enjoys a temperate climate over the greater part of the year.

Sweet delights of Lviv Fashion Week

Issue 34, April 2011.
This year Lviv Fashion Week visitors were pleasantly surprised with not only Haute Couture presentations, but also with innovative work of Lviv’ confectionaries.
Palandöken ski center has a sufcient number of suitable skiing slopes for Alpine

Connecting Lviv to the World: Erzurum

Issue 34, April 2011.
English travel author Sir John Mandeville provides us with one of the first literary references to Erzurum in his 14th century accoun of journeying through modern-day Turkey. He drew particular attention to the cold temperature of the local climate — something which he attributed to the mountainous terrain. Erzurum remains one of the coldest spots in Turkey and a focus for winter sports — five kilometers south of the city lies Palandöken, a state-of-the-art ski resort that soars to 3,271 meters.