I am not often at a loss for words when describing a place I enjoyed so much. ☺️
No BUTTS about it! 😂
It is a thriving port city, which for me has the perfect combination of beautiful European architecture, walkable streets, a lively nightlife, and delicious food.
It’s also an eclectic and affordable city where you can feel chic lounging at an outdoor bistro with a coffee, be entertained at the many museums and spacious parks, and be indulgent at the many cheap, international restaurants.
Odessa is oddly obscure and quirky, which also adds to the allure .
The people here are a lively bunch and you never know what to expect around each street corner. People might be singing and dancing in the street, dressing in costume, or randomly joining you at your dinner table. 😂
Side note: Women here also dress to impress, whatever their style may be.
So you might wonder then what finally made me leave this oasis of Odessa. Well, that’s the most exciting of all! Within 48 hours, I had interviewed for a new job, accepted the offer, bought a plane ticket, and was on my way to Bangkok, Thailand. Stay tuned to hear all about it! Until then!
Where to Stay:
While in Odessa, I stayed at Tsatsa and Esther House. Tsatsa was my favorite by far! They have clean and quiet dorms with privacy screens. Most people were also staying there long-term, making the atmosphere more homey. 7 USD/night