Odessa is the destination I recommend to all of you. It is in the south of Ukraine at the sea side. The city is nice and homey, live music and street food is everywhere, it’s green and welcoming. We discovered some hidden beaches out there which was a treat, an unexpected gift. In the past we visited Odessa and did all kind of things here including shopping and sightseeing. But this time we started chatting with locals to find out even more places to go and things to see. Obviously, over the last five years things have changed for the better but it is still a world war two city for sure.
The sea is stormy, at night it looks like champagne and sounds like a song you remember from your childhood.
If you don’t like the idea of a hotel Airbnb is a viable option. Try to stay centrally located to be able to walk places. Taxi services and Uber are available round the clock. Locals love tourists, in most situations they would be ready to help you out. Although all kind of schemes are prepared for those who obliviously squanders money right and left. Once you made it here be aware that other people travel to the Black Sea to make some easy money.
Water sports and activities are at your disposal, great views and inspiration can be easily found here May through September. Speaking a bit of Russian would be a huge benefit, so learn your 200 words and bring your phrase book for the easiest fun time in Odessa.