Your first stop in Lviv will inevitably lead you to the heart of the city – Rynok Square, that can be translated as Market Square.
For the past 500 years it has been the bustling center of city life and till now retains all the charm of the old European city, without the pretentions of its more famous neighbors – Prague and Krakow.
But closer ties between Ukraine and the EU have been on hold since last year, when efforts by a new pro-Western government in Kiev to seek agreements with the EU resulted in Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimea Province and the start of a rebellion by Russian-backed separatists in the east.
Despite tensions with Russia, Lviv continues to establish links to the West.
Lviv Handmade Chocolate’s business has soared since Andriy Khudo founded it six years ago.