Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nikolaev, Ukraine: Basic Russian words and phrases

Do your friends or relatives live in Nikolaev, Ukraine? Would you like to visit them? We’d like to help you impress your relatives and friends while staying in Nikolaev, Ukraine. We advise you to learn some Russian phrases and words. So it’ll be easier for you to communicate with your close people.

We’ll gladly help you in a case you are going to Nikolaev, Ukraine and you don’t know Russian. Please note we’ll teach you some Russian words and not Ukrainian ones. Sounds strange, isn’t it? You are going to Ukraine but you have to learn some Russian words. The case is that most people who live in Nikolaev, Ukraine speak Russian and not Ukrainian. No doubt Ukrainian is a national language all over Ukraine but those people who live in the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine prefer Russian. It’s influenced by the historical background of our country. Probably this language situation will change in some time but you have to know some Russian words and stable expressions while visiting Nikolaev in the nearest future.

Here are some Russian phrases and Russian words that’ll help you feel comfortable while visiting Nikolaev, Ukraine.

English Phonetic Translation Russian

Hello Privet Привет
How do you do? Kak djela? Как дела?
What’s your name? Kak tjebja zovut? Как тебя зовут?
What time is it now? Skol’ko vrjemja? Сколько время?
You are very beautiful. Ty prekrasna Ты прекрасна
I like you. Ty mnje nravishsja Ты мне нравишься
I love you. Ja tjebja ljublju Я тебя люблю
I'm sorry Mnje zhal’ Мне жаль
Thank you Spasibo Спасибо
Nice to meet you Prijatno poznakomitsja Приятно познакомится
It’s tasty Vkusno Вкусно
I like your smell Mnje nravitsja tvoj zapah Мне нравится твой запах
Beautiful eyes Krasivyje glaza Красивые глаза
You are welcome Pozhalujsta Пожалуйста
Good morning Dobroje utro Доброе утро
Good day Dobryj den' Добрый день
Good evening Dobryj vjecher Добрый вечер
I like Nikolaev Mnje nravitsja Nikolaev Мне нравится Николаев
I like your country Mnje nravitsja Ukraina Мне нравится Украина
I like the weather Mnje nravitsja pogoda Мне нравится погода
How much is it? Skol’ko stoit? Сколько стоит
Let’s go Pojdjem Пойдём
Please (please give me…) Pozhalujsta (daj mnje…) Пожалуйста (дай мне…)
With pleasure S udovol'stvijem С удовольствием
I agree Ja soglasen Я согласен
I hope we'll meet again Nadjejus’ my snova vstrjetimsja Надеюсь мы снова встретимся
What a pity Kak zhal’ Как жаль
It's a beautiful day. Kakoj prekrasnyj den’ Какой прекрасный день!
I don’t understand Ja nje ponimaju Я не понимаю

You can learn some of these words and word combinations and your trip to Nikolaev, Ukraine will be a very pleasant experience. These words will help you to overcome the language barrier and feel more comfortable and secure.

If you would like to know more Russian words before you travel to Nikolaev, Ukraine we’ll gladly help you. Just comment this post with the Russian words and phrases you are interested in and we’ll give you the phonetic translation.

Hope our post will be useful for you and the words you learn will help you understand Ukrainian people better. We wish you to have a nice stay while visiting Nikolaev, Ukraine.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Variety of flowers and gifts to be sent to Nikolaev, Ukraine

Sending flowers and gifts to Nikolaev, Ukraine is the best way to show your care for your friends and relatives who live there. Luckily there is a wide choice of flowers and gifts which can be sent to Nikolaev, Ukraine. So let’s see what these flowers and gifts are.

First of all we should speak about roses. They are sent to Nikolaev, Ukraine more often than the other flowers. Long stem roses look very impressive. In fact there are different colors of roses to choose from: red roses, white roses, pink roses, yellow roses, and etc. There are also different kinds of red and pink roses: light or dark ones.
Gerberas are also popular in Nikolaev, Ukraine. The most popular colors for these flowers are red and pink. Sometimes you can find yellow gerberas. These flowers look really nice and they can be a perfect gift for any holiday or just to say hello.
White lilies and pink lilies are very tender flowers and they also look great. Lilies are the flowers that smell very nice. They are very original and attractive. Lilies are the flowers that can be chosen for different occasions such as birthday greeting, asking for apologize or wishing a nice day. Whatever the occasion is these flowers can be easily sent to Nikolaev, Ukraine.

Chrysanthemums are also wonderful flowers. They stay fresh even longer than roses. There are available in different colors: pink, white, yellow, purple and etc. Chrysanthemums look bright and so elegant.
If you want to present an original flower arrangement you should think of sending a flower bouquet. There can be different kinds of bouquets: bunch of chrysanthemums, bunch of gerberas, bunch of lilies, bunch of roses and lilies, bunch of roses and chrysanthemum, and etc.
And now let’s speak about the other gifts. There is so much you can send you Nikolaev, Ukraine and make the life of your special ones a happier…

Different kinds of fruits can be a great holiday or birthday gift. To name just a few kinds of fruits which can be delivered to Nikolaev, Ukraine; oranges, apples, bananas, kiwi, pineapple, grapes, pears, and etc. You know some years ago there weren’t so many fruits available in Nikolaev, Ukraine. People were buying the fruits which were grown in Ukraine only. Those were such fruits as apples, pears, cherry, plums, water melons and etc. Luckily the times have changed and you can purchase any fruit you like while visiting Nikolaev, Ukraine. Of course you can send any fruit as well. Still fruits are often associated with holidays here in Nikolaev. Even those people who can’t afford buying fruits every day buy them for different holidays.
Chocolates… This word means so much for girls and ladies. They love its flavor and its taste. So it’s great that you can send different kinds of chocolates, candies and chocolate bars to Nikolaev, Ukraine. You are to decide if you want to order milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts, a box of allsorts or any other kind of chocolate.
You can also send various drinks, soft toys, tasty cakes, fruit baskets, chocolate baskets and etc to Nikolaev, Ukraine.

Whatever flowers or gifts you choose to send to Nikolaev, Ukraine they’ll impress your close people by its freshness, tenderness and elegance. Don’t hide your feelings! Show them having sent some flowers and gifts to the people you care about. If you are looking for a reliable and cheap flowers and gifts delivery service you can visit Flowers 2 Nikolaev .com.

Children's Town Fairy Tale in Nikolaev, Ukraine

We go on telling about Nikolaev, Ukraine and its must-visit places. Today we’d like to speak about Nikolaev children’s playground. It’s called Children’s Town Fairy Tale and it’s located in the center of Nikolaev, Ukraine. Reading our post you’ll see some pictures. They’ve been taken in Nikolaev Children’s Town. Hope they’ll help you feel the positive spirit of this place and you’ll be motivated to come here in a case you visit Nikolaev, Ukraine.

So Nikolaev Children’s Town Fairy Tale is a special place in Nikolaev, Ukraine. Children are constantly asking to bring them here because each time they come to this playground they meet friends, play different games, and smile. Children tell that they’ll behave in the best way if their parents agree to visit children playground with them. Seems Nikolaev Children’s Town keeps a great part of children’s happiness.

Children’s Town Fairy Tale is one of the most visited parks in Nikolaev, Ukraine. Let’s name some places of interest situated in this amusement park: a real locomotive, a big ship, a wooden village and etc. A large castle attracts children by its mystery and unusual architecture. Each child feels like in ancient times while visiting this place. As soon as you enter wooden village you feel yourself in the past when each house was made of wood. No one can stand from laughing while visiting Laughter Room with false mirrors. Everyone looks really funny being too tall, too short, too slim and too fat. No doubt all children who live in Nikolaev, Ukraine enjoy visiting all above mentioned places.

Having come to Fairy Tale children go on swings, ride on a merry-go-round, drive children’s cars, go trampoline and do whatever they want. So in a case you or your friends who live in Nikolaev, Ukraine have children you should definitely bring them to the Fairy Tale. Children will be really grateful to you.

Being tired you can visit a small café called Fairy Tale. It’s also situated in the center of Nikolaev, Ukraine and it’s very close to the children’s playground. Just 3 minutes by foot. You can have rest in the cafe in a case you spend a lot of energy in the amusement park.

So Children’s Town Fairy Tale is a wonderful amusement park located in Nikolaev, Ukraine. It’s a place where you can have fun and meet friends. Children adore spending their free time there. You are welcomed to visit Nikolaev Children’s Town Fairy Tale while visiting to Nikolaev, Ukraine.Hope our post was interesting to read. Feel free to come back to our blog in a case you want to learn more about Nikolaev, Ukraine.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Museums in Nikolaev, Ukraine

Nikolaev Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet

Nikolaev, Ukraine
4 Admiral’skaya Street

Nikolaev Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet was created in 1978. This museum will tell you everything you should know about the city of Nikolaev and the history of Nikolaev shipbuilding. Almost every museum room shows different ship models.

The Museum is located in an ancient building, which is a monument of history and archeology of state significance. This building is of the same age with Nikolaev, Ukraine.

Today Nikolaev Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet is like a face of Nikolaev city. One may say, ”You haven’t seen Nikolaev, Ukraine if you haven’t visited its museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet”.

The exposition of 12 halls shows the stages of shipbuilding development in the Northern Black-Sea Region starting from ancient times, the process of Black Sea Fleet creation, shipyards’ development, represents the pages of shipbuilding history. The significant part of the exposition is devoted to the time when Nikolaev ands its shipyard were being built. Diorama “Vessels’ Building at Nikolaev Shipyard in the 1st quarter of XIX century” is one of most interesting exhibits in this museum.

If you still don’t know that Nikoalev yacht named “Ikar” has sailed all over the world since September 1987 to July 1988) you’ll definitely know it having visited Nikolaev Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet.

Note this museum is a must visit place for everyone who is interested in Nikolaev, Ukraine, its history and its main branch shipbuilding.

Nikolaev Local History Museum

Nikolaev, Ukraine
32 Dekabristov Street

Nikolaev Local History Museum was founded in 1913. Currently it’s a great place to know more about Nikolaev region, its culture, history and nature.

Each year Nikolaev Local History Museum shows for about 40 new exhibitions. All show-pieces have been brought from different parts of Nikolaev region. Professional guides will share their secrets with you. Unfortunately, the excursions are held in Russian only. Though, in a case you have a personal translator you’ll understand everything the guide tell you about Nikolaev, Ukraine. In a case you don’t have a personal translator you can watch the show-pieces by yourself. Usually they are very interesting and self-explaining. So you’ll definitely enjoy them and learn more about the natural, cultural and historical background of Nikolaev region.

The Museum’s collection contains more than 160 thousand units, among which there are unique collections of antique books, items of archeology, numismatics, natural history and ethnography.
Fine - Arts Museum named after V.V.Vereschagin

Nikolaev, Ukraine
47 Bol’shaya Morskaya Street

If you are interested in paining and sculpture you should visit Nikolaev Fine-Arts Museum named after V.V.Vereschagin. The time you’ll spend there will be really fascinating. You’ll see works by famous Ukrainian and Russian painters, ancient icons and household goods.

Nikolaev Fine - Arts Museum named after V.V.Vereschagin is like a mixture of different colors, different painters and different historical epochs.
Nikolaev, Ukraine will be pleased if you visit its museums and learn more about the history and culture of this Ukrainian city.

Travel to Nikolaev, Ukraine

Would you like to know more about Nikolaev, Ukraine? Would you like to find out what are the places of interest you can visit in our city? If so this post will be really useful for you.

Nikolaev is a small city. It’s situated in the southern part of Ukraine and its population is more than half million people. Nikolaev was founded like the city of shipbuilders in 1798.

There are a lot of places of interest in Nikolaev. For instance you can visit a lot of cinemas and two theatres. Nikolaev night clubs are also famous for their positive spirit and well-chosen music.
Nikolaev, Ukraine has a lot of parks where you can relax and breathe fresh air. These are Victory Park, Shevchenko Park (named after a famous Ukrainian poet), Park named after Petrovsky, and others. Having visited these parks you can see a lot of trees, flowers and monuments.

Visiting Nikolaev Zoo is also a great way to spend free time. I’ve already described Nikolaev Zoo in one of my previous posts. So in a case you want to know more about it you can read this post.
Nikolaev is also famous for its bridges. Standing on the bridge you can see Nikolaev in all its beauty. Note Nikolaev bridges are opened in a case a new ship is going for sale.

Nikolaev quay is one more must visit place. It’ll represent a wonderful picturesque in front of your eyes. This place is as popular in Nikolaev as Sovetskaya Street. Being the central Nikolaev Street Sovetskaya Street is a place where Nikolaev citizens spend their free time. Usually they go for a walk or meet their relatives and friends there.
If you like watching yachts you can visit our yacht club.

In a case you are tired you can visit any café or restaurant. The food that is served in Nikolaev, Ukraine is really various. Together with traditional Ukrainian and Russian cuisine you can try Japanese or Italian dishes. It depends on the restaurant, café or pizzeria you choose to visit. The prices are also quite different. It can be $8 for a pizza and tea or $40 and even more if you prefer a famous restaurant. Of course you’ll have to pay in Ukrainian ghryvnas but there are hundreds of places you can exchange money in Nikolaev Ukraine. Some of them are situated in the central street of Nikolaev; Sovetskaya Street to be exact.

Going to the bank of the river is one more way to spend a romantic evening; especially in a case you visit Nikolaev, Ukraine in spring or summer. These seasons make our city brighter and even more beautiful.

Though, you shouldn’t be sad if you are going to come to Nikolaev, Ukraine in winter. A recently built skating-rink is a great place to have fun. Considering the fact that skating-rink has been built just a few years ago it’s a very popular place for Nikolaev people. They come there alone or take their families and children with them. Youth is really happy to have such a stunning entertainment. Note skating-rink doesn’t work in summer. So you should feel lucky to have visited Nikolaev, Ukraine in autumn, winter or spring.

There are also a lot of different museums in Nikolaev, Ukraine but I’ll tell about them in my next articles.

So you are welcomed to revisit our blog and read more about Nikolaev, Ukraine.

Nikolaev Zoo

Nikolaev Zoo is famous like the best Zoo in Ukraine. So visiting Nikolaev, Ukraine you should definitely spend some time in its wonderful Zoo. Zoo’s inhabitants will amuse you and help you become close to the nature.

Nikolaev Zoo was founded by N. Levontovich in 1901. Since that time Nikolaev Zoo has been a good home for different animals, birds, fishes and etc. Nikolaev Zoo has a great number of inhabitants. To name just a few of them: bears, wolves, foxes, alligators, tigers, lions, bisons, deers, camels, goats, monkeys, squirrels, peacocks, parrots, fly-birds, eagles, anacondas and many other.

Here are some pictures taken in Nikolaev Zoo but browsing pictures will never substitute seeing animals in the real life.

Today Nikolaev Zoo comprises 3777 kinds of animals and for about 2800 animal units. 80 kinds of animals who live there are included into IUCN Red List. Nikolaev Zoo has the largest collection of animals and it always welcomes new visitors and everyone who enjoys coming to this place again and again.

If you want to see everything Nikolaev Zoo offers you should spend there for about 2 or even 3 hours but this time will be really exciting. Seeing the way peacock straightens its tail is really great as well as hearing the monkeys’ family quarrels. Friendly elephant will also present you a smile if you give it something tasty. Though, you should be careful while walking close to camels. Sometimes they are not in good spirits and they can simply spit at you. I also doubt you won’t be afraid when a lion will look closely at you. Frankly speaking you’ll be lucky if you see hippos. They prefer sleeping under the water. Who knows probably they are shy.

You’ll never get lost while walking along Nikolaev Zoo because it has a good navigation system. Saying this I mean signposts which point you in the right direction. So be attentive and you’ll see a lot. There is also the Museum of Nikolaev Zoo History for those of you who want to learn how this Zoo has been developing through years.

Nikolaev Zoo is a very nice place to visit especially in spring and summer when the grass and trees are green and the largest part of animals and birds are in their summer houses. I should confess winter time isn’t the best for you to visit Nikoalev Zoo. The animals are the same but they live in their winter houses so the smell isn’t very nice. Still you have a lot to see. So in a case you come to Nikolaev, Ukraine in winter I would also recommend you to see a great piece of nature located in the Nikolaev Zoo.

If you get tired while walking along Nikolaev Zoo you can either visit a café or find a cozy bench. Bright flowers, funny monuments and tall trees will help you relax. A small café situated in the Zoo won’t let you be hungry and thirsty.

The price for visiting Nikolaev Zoo is relatively low. Currently it’s for about $4 for an adult and $2 for a child. If you want to take some pictures you are welcomed!

Nikolaev Zoo has been numerously awarded for its achievements. It was the first Ukrainian Zoo which has become the member of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). It regularly accepts new animals, birds and fishes. Its collection is constantly growing and you’ll definitely enjoy seeing Zoo inhabitants and making pictures of them. I bet you’ll never regret visiting our Zoo because it offers a lot to see and hear. Hope this post was informative for you and you’ll have fun visiting Nikolaev Zoo.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nikolaev, Ukraine: the city of shipbuilders

Nikolaev is the administrative center of the Nikolaev Region. The population of Nikolaev is more than half million people. Sometimes Nikolaev is called Mykolaiv, but still it’s the same city :-)

Nikolaev, Ukraine is famous for being the city of shipbuilders. Nikolaev was founded in 1798. It means the city was built more than 200 years ago. At the beginning of its history Nikolaev, Ukraine was a shipyard. The main aim of creating this shipyard was building naval ships. Russian empress Catherine II used these ships during the times of Russian -Turkey war.

There are 3 shipbuilding factories in Nikolaev, Ukraine. During the times of the former Soviet Union Nikolaev was the second largest shipbuilding centre in the whole country. Currently not so many ships are being built in Nikolaev.

All ships which have been built in Nikolaev, Ukraine were created by true professionals of shipbuilding. Even now the ships which have been built in Nikolaev can be met in different parts of the world. Nikolaev shipbuilders have created a great number of wonderful ships: passenger ships, naval ships, research ships, dry-cargo ships and etc.

If you want to know more about the history of Nikolaev, Ukraine and shipbuilding you can visit Nikolaev Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet. You’ll get a chance to know more about this museum if you check back for our new posts.

Nikolaev, Ukraine is located close to the Black Sea (just 65 kilometers from the sea side). So in a case you visit the city in summer you can go to the Black Sea and have fun there. You can get to the sea side either in a car, taxi or by bus. Nikolaev, Ukraine is washed by the two rivers: the Southern Buh River and Inhul River. The city is situated on the peninsula. So you have great chances to spend some evenings sitting at the bank of the river and watching the sun set.

Nikolaev, Ukraine is a green southern city full of trees and flowers. It’s a very quiet and friendly city. Some time ago it was a closed city but now you’ll be a welcomed quest if you decide to come to Nikolaev. If to speak about weather Nikolaev winters are warm ones. Though, sometimes you can see snow here. Nikolaev summers are hot and full of sun.

In a case you would like to know more about Nikolaev, Ukraine you are welcomed to come back to our blog and read our future posts.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I’d like to use this blog for telling you about my hometown. I mean Nikolaev, Ukraine! As for me it’s a quiet, green and great place to live, love and have fun. Hope my articles will help you make your own opinion of Nikolaev, Ukraine.