"La plus méditerranéenne des villes d'Europe" Top 5 Page for this destination Odessa by Klod5

Odessa Travel Guide: 513 reviews and 1,324 photos

Odessa can be considered like the most Mediterranean of the cities of Europe of the East.

One is hit by the contrast between the toughness of the street and the heat of the welcome at people. The use is to remove the shoes while entering. Pairs of slippers, supernumerary, are always at service. Then, all is made so that the guest feels as at home...
One will never welcome you without offering you coffee or tea Russian, tchaï, very strong, concentrated in small teapot and dilute in the water of the samovar. Won't one let you retort the empty stomach ever... would Touch one of the finger the famous Slavic soul ? The hospitality, is not in any case a vain word.

Vous pensez que c'est un délire de malaria ?
C'est arrivé,
vraiment à odessa,
"je viendrais à quatre heures" avait dit Marie,
Huit heures.
Neuf heures,
Dix heures
et voici que le soir,
a quitté les fenêtre
pour plonger dans l'angoisse de la nuit.
Dans mon dos décrépi, ricanent et hennissent
les candélabres...
Les portes ont tout à coup cogné
comme si l'hôtel
claquait des dents.
Tu es entrée,
coupante comme un "tenez" !
et tourmentant le chamois de tes gants
tu as dit :
"Vous savez
je me marie".

Vladimir Maïakovski
Le nuage en pantalon

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  • Pros:The slavic's hospitality
  • Cons:The vodka
  • In a nutshell:The most Mediterranean of the cities of Europe of the East
  • Last visit to Odessa: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Great page, nice pictures, useful information! Indeed Odessa is a nice city. Regards, Carmen

  • May 22, 2005 at 11:44 AM

    tres jolie page. Merci Thanks Grazie :-) Delgat

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2004 at 11:15 AM

    Very detailed and informative, nice pictures! Thanks!

  • bilgeez's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2004 at 11:18 PM

    Tres biene pages Claude! I found my wife through one of the introduction agencies that serve Odessa. They are not all scams, but one must be careful, they will try to take advantage of you!

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 9:24 AM

    Elle est monstrueuse, cette ville !! Je ne connaissais pas, mais tes excellentes photos et tes recits detailles m'ont donne envie : c'est ma prochaine destination, c'est decide !!! Merci mille fois !!!

  • tatyanap's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2004 at 9:55 PM

    Excellent page! Very accurate, too! Good job!

  • david_g's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2003 at 11:36 AM

    De très belles pages. Quel plaisir de revoir Odessa que j'ai traversé si vite l'année dernière. Merci pour ces photos :)

  • alma_h's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2003 at 12:56 PM

    Excellent page! I didn't know Odessa was so beautiful!

  • Apr 17, 2003 at 4:45 AM

    Nice pictures....Awaiting more info in the blank


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