Zgarda is an amulet in a specific form of crosses. Zgarda is a pre-Christian amulet, and church had a disapproving attitude to it. Therefore, women wore zgarda as pectorals, in several lines to avoid suspicious. Men wore zgarda as rings.
In the musical life of inhabitants of the Carpathians there we can find a legendary exotic instrument that has long
In Hutsulshchyna under conditions of the Carpathian high mountains the traditional season pasture-keeping is practiced, when the cattle from the
I wanted to write about Slemence because this little, offbeat place had a huge effect on me. Not in the
Polonyna Polonyna (the meadow) is called a mountainous valley in the Carpathians mountain pasture. Herders live there all summer, graze
The most famous kinds of Carpathian cheeses Do not be alarmed by the post title because you may never meet
We have a saying from England that a picture describes a thousand words. Much is the case here with my
Dear Reader, my name is Alexander Stemp. I am originally from England. I live in Budapest, married with 3 children.
In the village Dilove of Rakhiv rural district of Transcarpathia there is the geographical center of Europe. 1887 there was installed stone column on which it was written in Latin: “Permanent, precise, eternal place. Very accurate, with a special device, manufactured in Austria-Hungary, on a scale of meridians and parallels, set the center of Europe. Year 1887″.
I often travel to Uzhgorod and have visited the Carpathians hills and valleys many times. Before then, I never thought