Lonely Planet Recommends Ukraine as Your 2012 Tourist Destination
KYIV, Ukraine, November 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
The reputable British tourist guide Lonely Planet chose Ukraine as one
of the top three tourist destinations for 2012. Uganda and Burma occupy the
first two spots of the list. Ukraine, the second runner-up, is referred to
as the great unknown of Europe. Lonely Planet argues that people don’t know
much about Ukraine and tend to make up stereotypes to fill in the gaps in
The guide is convinced that the country has plenty to offer for
tourists. Lonely Planet begins the story on Ukraine with a joke: “Wide-scale
counter-espionage? No, not even in Odessa. Communist grime everywhere you
look? One glimpse of glorious Old Town Kiev or the wildlife on unspoiled
Crimean shores will set you straight. Cheap beer? You bet: it’s cheaper than
water.” And on the story goes.
The description of Ukraine by Lonely Planet travelers informs the reader
about the upcoming European football championship – EURO-2012. The authors
believe that the championship will offer Ukraine a chance to attract the
“unprecedented numbers of visitors”.
The seasoned explorers of Lonely Planet could not ignore one of the most
famous, if not tragic, tourist attractions of Ukraine – Chernobyl. The site
of one of the greatest nuclear disasters of all times is often the only
thing foreigners can think of when asked about what they knew about the
Besides Uganda, Burma, and Ukraine, the top ten places to go and things
to do all around the world include Jordan, Denmark, Bhutan, Cuba, New
Caledonia, Taiwan, and Switzerland. The new book prepared by Lonely Planet
experts Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 contains travel inspiration and
tips for the upcoming year.
Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book and digital media
publisher in the world. According to The Independent (UK), Lonely Planet was
founded in 1972 by two British travelers – Tony and Maureen Wheeler – and is
based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. The Wheelers arrived to Australia
having travelled Asia. They began with publishing a guide to South-East
Asia, which they managed to explore with little money in their pockets.
Since then the company has turned into the largest travel guide publisher in
the world, reports The Independent.
SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine