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Name: Victor
Hometown: Luhansk, Ukraine
Location: Syeverodonets'k, Ukraine
Join Date: January 7, 2017
Contributions: vicIII has written about 451 places, shared 13,241 photos, left 1,182 comments, and smiled 5,924 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Corfu, Greece
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We revere St.Spiridon and want to venerate his relics and see this Greek island...
Bari, Italy
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We want to pay a visit to Basilica di San Nicola where St.Nickolas the Miracle-Maker rests...The city itself is a great place to discover.
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It's a must to pay a visit to this country as long as I am safe and sound...
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
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Most Memorable Travel Experience
I always had so many impressions of my trips to different Europian countries. We managed to visit so many beautiful places and numerous historic sites, among them Cologne Cathedral. I was privileged to visit this old shrine and to admire its interior. Paying a visit to a new place in a European country is great, just for the sake of those impressions. There are places I feel like revisiting to bring back some happy memories connected with them.
Walking through the streets of the city, dropping in at a small cozy café, enjoying a cup of coffee and doing some people watching, you start feeling as if you came into this cafe not the first time in your life, but just after your work, for a break. Strolling in the parks and avenues, you attentively look at buildings, monuments, fountains, parks, and flower beds, constantly taking pictures without noticing if the battery of your camera is charged.
Sitting on the balcony at your hotel, you observe the new mode of life, which you could not even imagine sitting at home. The hotel staff are always glad to see you, smiling, and joking - doing everything so that you feel comfortable.
The days of your tour are over, and you fly back home. You keep only pleasant memories in your heart, and lots of positive emotions. Your destination sketch that your consciousness pictured for you before traveling remained in the past. You feel refreshed and inspired. Perhaps the interest in life lies in this?
I was a Virtual Tourist member for 16 years. The VTers have been a part of my life for years while communicating through that wonderful web site. I must say that I have been blessed to have each and every one of them in my life. Keep well, fellow travelers! Happy trails!
I have worked as a school teacher of English and German and also as a translator and an interpreter. Now I am an IDP (an internally displaced person) here in Severodonetsk, the new center of Luhansk region. I am an office worker now.
There are cities I have visited several times, and they attract me more and more. Most of all I have traveled about Ukraine having visited twelve of its regional centers (half of their total number) and lots of smaller towns and cities. All in all, I have visited ten countries outside Ukraine, visiting mostly smaller towns and cities.
I have four main reasons for my love of traveling:
- a chance of everyday discovery of something new. Every second you travel, you get a lot of new information, get new experiences and emotions. Scientists say that during your journey, within a day you can learn more things than in ten years of your life at home;
- an opportunity of meeting new people. I would say, the opportunity of getting acquainted with good and nice people. Who doubts that an accidental acquaintance can dramatically change your life? It is especially true if you are traveling with the help of such travel websites, as ours where you can meet the world’s kindest people;
- a time to be yourself. When you find yourself in a strange environment where you know no one and everything seems unfamiliar to you, where you might visit for the first and for the last time, you just start being yourself. Not the way your parents, friends or colleagues want to see you. You drop all masks that you have to put on every day, relax and just become the person you want to be;
- an opportunity of training and perfecting your survival skills and developing a sense of independence.
ulis says:
Thanks (at the moment with terrible internet)
Posted on: Feb 20, 2018
EmEm says:
Hiya, vicIII! :)
Posted on: Feb 16, 2018
odiseya says:
Thank you for the smiles and a feedback on my Kaona Monastery blog!
Posted on: Feb 15, 2018
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vicIII's Travel Blogs

Aug 01, 2017 – Aug 09, 2017
Mariupol, Ukraine -› -› …
I was fortunate to stay in this city two times: in January and in August 2017 during our professional development seminars. I s…
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Mar 13, 2017 – Jun 02, 2017
Overall, I have visited Germany eleven times already, among them seven times as an interpreter, two times for studies and two t…
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May 25, 2017 – May 29, 2017
Over sixty Virtual Tourist members – from 19 countries – gathered in this city at the end of May 2017 for their traditional…
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This blog was featured on Friday August 25th, 2017
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vicIII's Travel Reviews

Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
We enjoyed walking in the pedestrian precinct of Ukrainian Unity Street. This Street connects Ca…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
Administratively, the city is divided into three districts: Shevchenko District, Podil District …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
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