Whether you’re looking for romance, or simply new friends and interesting discussions, speed dating could be just what you need to kick-start your social life  February can feel like a […]

Is it time to forget about breed fashion? A recent study by The Washington Post placed Ukraine among the ten countries with the highest number of homeless animals in the […]

Somewhere in the centre of Kyiv lies a street steeped in history, clad in beautiful architecture, and infused with a lively atmosphere. Shota Rustaveli is directly named after the Medieval […]

Ukrainians will always be the first to tell you about the importance of having balance in your life (a perfect example is the balance between food and shots of samohonka). […]

Immigration is a hot topic all over the world now. Having been through the process myself, I can testify that it tends to be long and confusing: you’re faced with […]

The five best ways to find calm Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, exhale – and relax. You’ve surely been told to do this a gazillion times, but […]

Celebrated on 19 December, a best-loved holiday for children – St. Nicholas Day, is fast approaching, where good little girls and boys traditionally wake up to gifts laid under their pillows. So as to […]

It wasn’t long ago that one father frost, or “did moroz” in ukraine, was this country’s most cherished holiday character. But as Ukraine moves to define its modern culture as separate and distinct from […]

The magic behind the most wonderful time of the year in Ukraine Nothing reminds us of the upcoming holidays like Christmas carols occupying the airwaves of supermarkets and malls from […]

It’s that time of year again: mulled wine on every street corner, Christmas classics on repeat, and excitement in the air! With Christmas and New Year quickly approaching, there’s no […]

Decorate the tree, play Secret Santa, and watch a few of these forgotten classics filled with holiday cheer for a splendid festive night in. A Christmas Carol (2009, US) Scrooge, […]

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and there is no better time to get into the long-awaited festive mood, watching Coca-Cola ads for the 100th time, stepping out […]

Here’s a riddle for you: which popular hot drink was originally a sacred substance forbidden to women, before becoming an exclusive treat for royals and aristocrats? Let WO take you […]

New Year is on its way, as are Saint Nicholas Day and Christmas. It’s time to see who’s been naughty or nice and sum up the previous year, with resolutions […]

Need a pick-me up? Grab a ticket, pick a seat, and let theatre work out the kinks For Ukrainians, a trip to the theatre isn’t just about dressing up and […]

No, it’s not a new superhero franchise (but maybe someone should pitch the idea to Hollywood?) Living in Ukraine, where so much of our collective medical knowledge is based upon […]

Hot on the heels of Chornobyl is Sky Atlantic and HBO’s Catherine the Great, the latest production to focus on this part of the world.  As well as dispelling some […]

“I walked through villages and twelve collective farms. Everywhere was the cry, ‘There is no bread. We are dying…’”  These words are taken from a report published in the western […]