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[5 Oct 2009]

As afternoon gives way to evening in the Ukrainian city of Krivoy Rog, residents of this central city watch in awe as the setting sun paints the sky breathtaking shades of pink and gold. A beautiful sunset makes for a romantic evening in Krivoy Rog, and only an alluring partner can tear one’s gaze away from the captivating sight of a Krivoy Rog sunset. Though anyone can appreciate a beautiful sunset, few people know exactly what causes the sky to change colors. It is not the sun itself, but rather dust particles in the air that alter light waves and cause a sunset to be pink and purple, gold and orange, or blue streaked with gold. Add a few reflective clouds to the mix, and you have a gorgeous sunset like those seen in Krivoy Rog. In summer, residents of Krivoy Rog appreciate the sunsets not only for their beauty, but also for the refreshing coolness they bring. As the sun completes it slow descent and the temperature drops, the city’s nightlife begins to stir and people’s thoughts turn to the exciting night ahead. What better way to kick off a rousing night than by watching the brilliant hues of a gorgeous summer sunset?  

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[2 Oct 2009]

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, people tend to overlook the natural beauty that surrounds them on a daily basis. While it’s easy to do, we should try not to take nature’s beauty for granted. What would life be like without golden sunrises and sunsets, sparkling, dew-laden grass, or the silver glow of the moon on darkened seas? Surely, a life lacking these natural beauties would be terribly dull and gloomy. One way to reawaken your appreciation for nature is to view a sunset at Pavlograd’s Pervomaiskiy Park. Here, the slow moving water of the River Volchiy winds through reeds and thick grass, reflecting the gorgeous pinks and golds of the sunset like a giant mirror. Couples stroll hand in hand through the peaceful park, stopping at the River Volchiy bridge to enjoy the view. The warm rays of the setting sun bathe the park in a golden glow, giving it an entirely new appearance. As the light fades from the sky, a calm hush falls over the entire area. The leaves grow still and even the creamy, golden clouds seem to hang suspended in the sky. It’s as if all of nature is frozen by the sunset’s awe-inspiring beauty. Eventually, the sun slips behind horizon and darkness creeps over the park. It’s a pity to see the leaves lose their golden glow, but as any visitor to Pavlograd will tell you, tomorrow is sure to bring another magical sunset.   

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[30 Sep 2009]

Nestled between the mighty Dnieper River and a series of beautiful meadows, the Ukranian city of Kherson is a perfect spot to revel in the glories of nature.   An ideal evening for many Kherson residents is to climb on the roof of a friend or family’s home and watch the flaming, red sun set over the cool, fast waters of the Dnieper River. Many also choose to enjoy a generous portion of ice cream as they marvel at the glorious sight. You may see many sunsets all over the world, but you will never forget a Kherson sunset.    Another way to enjoy the region’s sunsets is to drive along the side of the Dnieper River and watch the sun as it slowly sinks out of sight. In the summer, local residents might also stop to stroll through a field of sunflowers. In the winter, they might visit one of the area’s peaceful forests to watch the setting sun glide over the tops of the pine trees. Many Kherson residents are moved to tears by the beauty of the setting sun in a picture perfect landscape.   It doesn’t matter if you visit Kherson in the winter, spring, fall, or summer, all seasons will provide ample opportunities for you to view a beautiful Ukrainian sunset and feel at one with nature.  

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[28 Sep 2009]

There is a saying about the Dnipro River – “no ordinary bird can fly half way across its waters.” At 1,420 miles in length, and as wide as America’s Mississippi River in some places, it’s easy to see why the Dnipro River has inspired awe among the people of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. But while the sandy beaches and glistening waters of the Dnipro are certainly impressive, perhaps nothing inspires more awe than a magnificent Dnipro River sunset.   The central Ukrainian city of Kremenchug is a great place to take in the view as the vibrant hues of the sunset are visible from the city’s beaches, river banks, and even on the river itself. No matter where you are, you won’t be disappointed. And neither will your date!   As almost any woman will agree, there’s nothing more romantic than frolicking on the beach, watching a glorious sunset with someone special. It’s the perfect date activity! The calming beauty of the sunset is sure to soothe your weary soul and inspire feelings of tenderness and romance, leaving you and your date feeling like you are the only two people in the world. As many Kremenchug residents will agree, watching a beautiful Dnipro River sunset will create special memory that you and your Ukrainian sweetheart can share forever. 

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[27 Aug 2009]

A picturesque and relaxing place to enjoy a beautiful Ukrainian sunset is the Marco Polo Country Club.  Cozily situated on the Dniper River near the village Ulianovka, this resort offers a tranquil escape to a placid paradise, harmonious with the natural environment surrounding it.  Guests are invited to relax and forget their daily routine when they visit, and Marco Polo provides all the proper amenities to facilitate this.   Marco Polo caters to guests with sophisticated tastes as well as lovers of nature, offering an English style building and entertainment, and well manicured lush, green meadows surrounding the property.  The Country Club is surrounded by paths which are the nicest to enjoy a walk before sleeping or simply allowing your mind to wander while the birds who live here sing their songs.  Here you can find cozy pavilions near the water as well as chaise-lounges next to the blossoming gardens.    Special areas are set up for those who wish to witness magnificent sunrises and sunsets, the sunlight glimmering on the surface of the water.    Marco Polo also offers billiards rooms, ping-pong, mini football and basket ball for guests who enjoy sports, as well as a gym for fitness buffs.  There are also opportunities for fishing, yachts, catamarans, cutters and water scooters.  Health conscious guests may visit the solarium, sauna and swimming pools as well.   The resort is available during all seasons, so you can start planning your vacation now!