I walk down the street and feel the pain and steadfastness of the residents of the village of Bilogorodka. The village is 22 km from Kyiv. It was loud here in March 2022, but they didn’t get here. The natural border was the river Irpin, the defenders and the power of the ancestors and theContinue reading “Bilogorodka Kyiv region. Historical well”
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Mount Moses. Sinai. Egypt
Mount Moses. Sinai. At 2 am, the ascent to Mount Moses begins. We will climb 4 km up, and then another 750 steps. I felt trained.– Just think, 4 km and 750 steps.At first it was. The road to the top is wide. A cortege of three large buses and a dozen minibuses brought anContinue reading “Mount Moses. Sinai. Egypt”
Legends and realities of Kodatsky island
Many legends have been written about a small island opposite the city of Dnipro. Approximately, from these places the Dnieper rapids began, which reached the island of Khortytsya. Before the flooding of the rapids, rocky parts protruded between the island of Kodachok and the river bank and the water here rang, the air was saturatedContinue reading “Legends and realities of Kodatsky island”
Khortytsya is an island of strength and health.
As a child, I spent the whole summer in Khortitsa. I did not understand then and did not attach importance to this. I felt good and happy. Our whole big family was together – parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles. There was a swing and ice cream on the way to the island. We swam toContinue reading “Khortytsya is an island of strength and health.”
Chernigov. Ukraine. Places of power
Chernigov began for me like in a fairy tale: If you go to the right, you will find Kievan Rus and its history. If you go to the left, you will find Saints, monasteries and temples. If you go straight, you will find a modern city and its goodies. The directions are conditional and eachContinue reading “Chernigov. Ukraine. Places of power”
Stratonikeia is an ancient city in Turkey.
The city of Stratonikeia is many thousands of years old. The city lived and flourished in Caria. From him there was a sacred road to Lagina to the temple of Hecate. Its first names are Idrias and Krisaoris. Around the 3rd century BC. the Syrian king Seleucus I gave his wife Stratonikos to his sonContinue reading “Stratonikeia is an ancient city in Turkey.”
Lagina is the cult city of the goddess Hecate.
There are more questions and secrets here than answers. Hecate – the goddess of the moon, night, magic, spells has ambiguous characteristics. She is called the dark goddess. They are afraid of her. She roams the earth with a pack of hellish red-eyed dogs and a retinue of souls of the dead. Only dogs canContinue reading “Lagina is the cult city of the goddess Hecate.”
Bald Mountain in Lysogorka – a place of strength of the Dnieper.
We sail on a yacht from Zaporozhye to the south, towards the Kakhovka reservoir. Already opposite the village of Kanevskoye, a view opens over a high sandy promontory protruding into the river. This is Bald Mountain on the right bank of the Dnieper. The mountain gave its name to the village of Lysogorka. The nextContinue reading “Bald Mountain in Lysogorka – a place of strength of the Dnieper.”
Karlovy Vary. Czech.
I have long wanted to visit Karlovy Vary, a city that gives people mineral water. Hundreds of years in Karlovy Vary noble and wealthy people came to the waters, aristocratic families. Now Karlovy Vary is available to everyone. Here everything works for healing: water, air, mountains and a centuries-old healing program. Water sources are numbered.Continue reading “Karlovy Vary. Czech.”
Castle Loket. Czech.
Not far from Karlovy Vary is the town of Loket with an old castle on top of a large rock above the river. The castle dates from the 12th century. The name Loket comes from the bend of a river in this place, resembling an elbow.In one of the dungeons of the castle, the futureContinue reading “Castle Loket. Czech.”