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New International trip "Golden Ring".
This September SI Club of Dnepropetrovsk (now just Dnepr) first time after Satin Season in Crimea organized a new International trip "Golden Ring". We have had not big but a very nice group of Sorptimists of two Federations. Some of the participated in our tours for two or more times.
Our guests enjoyed sightseeing of Dnepr and its suburbs and the capital of Ukraine Kyiv with tours all around the city. They also were fond of attending ballet "Great Waltz" in the Opera Theater, visits to sacred places like Pechersk Lavra and St. Sophia Cathedral. Also they could walk along the park of Mizhgirya, the estate of the former president of Ukraine and visited many other places of interest both ancient and modern.
The benefit of the tour was the Club project ‘Give the Child a Chance’ where about seventy handicapped orphans live and study.
Our participants told they have had a really lovely time in Ukraine.
Our Club was happy to welcome our guests and in two years, in September 2017, supposes to organize tour once again. Everyone is welcome!