5 reasons to visit the Gargoti Mineral museum near Nasik

5 reasons to visit the Gargoti Mineral museum near Nasik

I happened to know about Gargoti Mineral Museum when doing an online research for my upcoming trip to Nasik. Intrigued by positive feedback and the photos of striking mineral formations, I decided to include this museum into my itinerary. As things turned out, it was one of the best travel-related decisions I made in 2017. ...read more »

One day in Vadodara – things to do in the cultural capital of Gujarat

One day in Vadodara – things to do in the cultural capital of Gujarat

Whenever I hear anything of a "cultural capital", the first thing that comes to my mind is Saint-Petersburg, with its grand palaces, museums, domed cathedrals and special charm. Of course, I could hardly expect Vadodara, also known as the cultural capital of Gujarat, to have something in common with the Russian city on the Neva ...read more »

Taras Shevchenko Museum in Moryntsi – a journey to the Ukrainian past

Taras Shevchenko Museum in Moryntsi – a journey to the Ukrainian past

Almost every nation has a revolutionary poet who belonged to the poorest section of society and whose passionate poetry sounded like a voice of the whole nation. Ukraine is no exception. Every Ukrainian is familiar with Taras Shevchenko‘s ‘Testament': When I am dead, bury me In my beloved Ukraine, My tomb upon a grave mound high Amid the spreading ...read more »

Rainbow Ride (“Auto World” Vintage Car Museum in Ahmedabad

Rainbow Ride (“Auto World” Vintage Car Museum in Ahmedabad

How do you like this rainbow ride? 🙂 This is just a small part of the retro car collection exhibited in "Auto World" Vintage Car Museum (Ahmedabad). I'm rather indifferent to automobiles, and I could never understand the fascination around the latest version of this and that model. A car is merely a means of ...read more »

Andrew’s Descent (Andriyivsky Uzviz) – a charming street in Kiev

Andrew’s Descent (Andriyivsky Uzviz) – a charming street in Kiev

Andrew's Descent (Andriyivsky Uzviz) is one of the most picturesque streets in Kiev that always attracts tourists as well as the city dwellers. It was named after Andrew the Apostle, or Saint Andrew, a patron saint of Kiev. According to the legend, after preaching in the south of modern-day Ukraine he traveled up the Dnieper River ...read more »

European Oil Paintings of Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai)

European Oil Paintings of Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai)

There are lots of art galleries in Mumbai, but unfortunately (or fortunately) I often have difficulties appreciating modern art. However, visiting a gallery of European oil paintings in Prince of Wales Museum (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya) is always a pleasure. The gallery is situated on the second floor of the museum, and  I've noticed ...read more »

Inviting Delhi, or what to see in Delhi on a short visit

Inviting Delhi, or what to see in Delhi on a short visit

A couple of days ago I’ve come back from Delhi. It was my third visit to this city, and actually I hadn’t been planning to see much – the main purpose of my trip was to renew my passport in the Ukrainian embassy. To be honest, I expected this job to be complicated and boring, ...read more »