Winter must be cold. It’s my strong conviction that I won’t trade for any warm and sunny days on the planet. Unfortunately, putting aside the rare exceptions, England doesn’t offer us too much of this joy. That is a short preface to why we went to Ukrainian Carpathians at the first place.
Mountain ski was never something that attracted us, partially due to the baseless fear of breaking a leg and being unable to dance any longer, but once tried, you realize how easy and magic it is. Suddenly, you don’t find people spending every holidays in ski resorts weird.
Having said all this, Carpathians in winter are magic. A small wooden cabin, hot wine, chicks all read after a day of skiing, authentic Carpathian meals and a cozy fireplace. Being based in a hotel complex far from the town, we could be completely by ourselves. Never a dull moment.
For experienced skiers, Slavsko is not the dream destination, but for beginners like us, it was more than perfect, adding an amazingly low price for the ski passes, accommodation and restaurant. A full day per person including the cabin for 5 people cost no more than 35 euros.
So yes, another reason to visit Ukraine :)
After several days of skiing, we went to Uzhgorod – the capital of Transcarpathia. Little border town, uniting Ukraine to Hungary and Slovakia where the large nationality mix comes from.
What to see in Uzhgorod?
The Castle and the Folk museum just on its left.
The central street.
Quays along the river
Ukrainian train – the embodiment of that very mysterious Slavic soul. Iphone pics rule!