After two weeks in Lviv, a UNESCO world heritage and my favorite city in Ukraine, I took an overnight train to Odesa, also spelled Odessa.
Odesa (Odessa), also known as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”, is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center, seaport and transport hub located on the Black Sea. The predecessor of Odesa, a small Tatar settlement, was founded in 1240. The city of Odesa was founded in 1794. During the Soviet occupation Odesa was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union. Odesa is a lively beach destination with a variety of restaurants, night clubs, shops, and architecture.
One of Odessa’s most famous buildings is the Opera House, once called “the best opera in the world”.
After spending few days in resort town on the Black Sea, I took a marshrutka to Moldova.
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...