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Thank you, 2016

December 31, 2016
Зима на вднх Kyiv Kiev Ukraine Veronica Pototska

In my home country Ukraine, they say that a good year beginning makes the whole year good. The way one celebrates the New Year’s Eve will define a person’s life in the upcoming year. And for some reason, I have been noticing that it truly works. Vitaliy and I celebrated 2016 on the board of an airplane heading to the Philippines and since that night, the year has been a remarkable one, full od adventures, accomplishments, challenges, travels, and love. It was…

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Lifestyle Travel Diaries Ukraine

Synevyr Lake

November 15, 2016
Capathian Mountains Ukraine Travel Blog SIniciliya Veronica Pototska

For some reason, the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine are the most underrated destination in Europe.  Synevyr Lake is Ukraine’s most picturesque and clean lake, located in the heart of the Carpathian mountains, in Synevyr National Park. I visited this region in summer two years ago and fell in love with the beauty of nature, evergreen mountains, pine tree forests, mountain rivers, natural springs, and waterfalls. Ukrainian traditions are amazing, the food is to die for, and the people that live…

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Lifestyle Poland Travel Diaries

Tatra Splendor

October 9, 2016
Tatra Tatry Tatras Mountains Siniciliya Veronica Pototska travel blog

16 years ago was the first time that I visited the Tatra mountains in Poland. Back then, I spent one day rafting on a wooden raft paddling through the Dunajec river that flows on the border between the two countries Poland and Slovakia. That day was cold, foggy and rainy. And I promised myself that someday I would return there to once again enjoy the splendor of the Tatra Mountains. After so many years have passed, I went back to the…

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Travel Diaries Turkey

Unusual Places in Istanbul

September 25, 2016

Lately, Istanbul has changed a lot. Yes, it has always been big, fast, spry, nimble and chaotic. And yes, it has always been vitally important to breathe and think in Istanbul’s rhythm. Otherwise, it will throw you out. Istanbul has become bitter and desperate. Recent terrorist attacks, the attempted military coup, a tourist embargo with a neighboring country stopped tourists from visiting the city. Hotels in Istanbul are now half empty and the souvenirs in small shops are covered with…

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Lifestyle Outfits Travel Diaries Turkey

The World of Natasha Fishchenko

September 10, 2016

I am very happy to finally announce our collaboration with a talented Ukrainian designer Natasha Fishchenko. We combined our visions of a young woman’s lifestyle and created two dresses perfect for traveling the world. Natasha Fishchenko’s design is inspired by a woman who gracefully bites juicy peaches and aristocratically walks barefoot through the warm puddles. She loves colors and combines prints, and she loves art. She travels around the world with a book in her hands. She is in love…

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Lifestyle Travel Diaries Turkey

In Cappadocia

September 8, 2016
cappadocia sultan cave suites hot air balloons

Some time ago, I saw a picture of a magical place that seemed to exist only in fairy tales, or on a different planet. Hundreds of hot air balloons flew in the sky, people built their homes in the caves and decorated them with colorful hand-woven carpets. They spent their evenings by a fireplace listening to the sound of crackling fire and drank red wine. Every morning with the first rays of burning red sun they took herds of lambs…

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Lifestyle Switzerland Travel Diaries Where I stayed

InterContinental Hotel in Geneva

August 12, 2016
Intercontinental - where to stay in Geneva - travel blog

Geneva was the first city in the world that introduced the concept of modern tourism. It means that Geneva was the first city where visitors came to enjoy its hotels and landscapes. The first tourists who came to the city years ago enjoyed its beautiful surroundings: the mountains, the lakes, thermal springs and the view at Montblanc. This is how the new tradition of tourism began. Since then, many luxurious 5-star hotels, including InterContinental, were built in Geneva. Even though…

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Switzerland Travel Diaries

In Geneva

August 2, 2016
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Just a few hours after I arrived in Geneva, I took a taxi to France to fly back to Geneva again. Only this time, I was not supposed to travel in a comfortable business class seat. This time, I planned to fly by a paraglide. Mont Saleve is seen from everywhere in Geneva. And this is where I went to take a cable car, going up the steepest slope I’ve ever seen in my life. The view from the Mont…

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Hong Kong Lifestyle Travel Diaries

Aqua Luna

April 9, 2016
Hong Kong Aqua Luna Siniciliya Veronica Pototska Гонконг Вероника Потоцкая

Just imagine a city that made a big step into the future, but kept the old traditions in the hearts of its millions. Hong Kong has learned a lot from the many cultures that it interacts with every day, but it has kept its uniqueness and authenticity. As you walk by the seafront at Victoria Harbour, you will see an old wooden boat that is called a “junk” locally, with bright red sails smoothly cruising between Hong Kong Island and…

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Hong Kong Travel Diaries Where I stayed

J Plus By Yoo

April 5, 2016
where to stay in hong kong j plus hotel by yoo siniciliya veronica pototska вероника потоцкая travel blog

Most often the hotel where you stay defines the mood and quality of your entire journey to a new city or country. Each hotel has its own style, history, temper and vibes, some of them welcome you as their guests, whereas others are purely about business. I was planning a trip to Hong Kong two years before I finally got a chance to visit this city. At this time, I also researched many hotels and there was one that stood…

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