The Guardian’s Recommendation for Going Wild in Eastern Europe: Ukrainian Carpathians!

Carpathian Mountains area in the West of Ukraine became a one of the Guardian’s recommendations for going wild in eastern Europe. Under the “go wild” the newspaper meant visiting not much explored (yet!) places in eastern Europe, like shepherding routes in Bulgaria or stunning beauty of Ukrainian Carpathians and unique mountain culture (music, food and craft) of hutsuls people that live in Carpathians. Hutsuls “have their own pagan traditions, crafts such as embroidery, woollen rugs and embossed leather, plus their own foods – brynza, a crumbly goat's cheese, and banush, a polenta-type dish. Their tiered wooden churches and buildings make interesting stops in long narrow villages amid beautiful mountain scenery”, the Guardian says.