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Boating In 'The Venice Of Ukraine'

The town of Vylkove, south of Odesa on the Black Sea coast, is known as the Venice of Ukraine due to its network of streams and canals, built to manage the marshy terrain of the Danube Delta. Residents of Vylkove use boats for transportation more often than cars, while tourists come from abroad to see the estuary's natural beauty.

A family travels by boat down one of the main thoroughfares of Vylkove.
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A family travels by boat down one of the main thoroughfares of Vylkove.

The town borders Romania in the swampy Danube Delta region on the Black Sea coast.
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The town borders Romania in the swampy Danube Delta region on the Black Sea coast.

Tourists take a sightseeing trip on one of the town's many river channels.
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Tourists take a sightseeing trip on one of the town's many river channels.

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A boy swims in a channel in front of his family's house.
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A boy swims in a channel in front of his family's house.

A man draws silt to use as fertilizer for his garden and for making bricks.
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A man draws silt to use as fertilizer for his garden and for making bricks.

Fishing from the riverbank. The Danube River and the delta region are home to a wide variety of fish and bird species.
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Fishing from the riverbank. The Danube River and the delta region are home to a wide variety of fish and bird species.

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People say a toast with homemade wine.
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People say a toast with homemade wine.

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A woman washes clothes in front of her house.
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A woman washes clothes in front of her house.

A boy cries as his father holds a rabbit destined to become dinner.
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A boy cries as his father holds a rabbit destined to become dinner.

A wooden walkway keeps pedestrians off the marshy ground.
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A wooden walkway keeps pedestrians off the marshy ground.

A Vylkove parking lot
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A Vylkove parking lot

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