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Stories and Tips Odessa

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At the Match

Written by michaelhudson on 17 Apr, 2010

Chornomorets Odessa should be one of the giants of Ukrainian football. A one club city of a million people, Odessa was the place where Ukrainians first saw the game being played. In 1878, the Odessa British Athletic Club was the first football club anywhere in…Read More


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Seeing The Sights

Written by michaelhudson on 15 Apr, 2010

Despite its fame, Odessa is a surprisingly young city. Founded by Catherine the Great in 1794, two years after the end of the Russo-Turkish War, it was built on the remains of a small Muslim settlement. Before that there were the Scythians, a nomadic tribe…Read More


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General impressions and tips from a long gone native

Written by SvetaB on 29 Oct, 2007

Perhaps I'm partial, but Odessa is simply beautiful. Discovered by the Greeks, founded by the French, and for years an independent port, the city is busting with cultures from around the world. Although, the people tend to like their own. However, don't let this…Read More


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In The Catacombs

Written by michaelhudson on 25 Apr, 2010

If you're about to descend into two-and-a-half-thousand kilometres of largely unmapped subterranean tunnels, it's best not to do so in the company of a drunk. "Follow me," he'd said, through a mouthful of half-chewed Twix and the smell of rank vodka. "How much?" we asked,…Read More


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