Odessa, Ukraine: Straight from the invincible sailor

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Unlike other travellers, I travel for free, Inspite of flying to the destination I prefer to sail. 🚣🏻 

One of the beautiful experience I want to share is my trip to Odessa, Ukraine via Bosphorus strait in Turkey. I took this trip in December, 2014 (yes, it was freaking cold). I am sure millions of people have been to Turkey. Its beautiful no doubt . The food , the sights and the nature. How can I forget , the Blue Mosque. 

My ship berthed along the port of Ambarli, Turkey and without giving it another thought I was on the streets of Ambarli on a chilly winter night. Asked the taxi driver driver to drop me to a happening place and that bugger dropped me to a mall.😓

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Tackling all the communication barrier, I chose a good restaurant to have my dinner. The place was quite fizzy, in addition a group of Turkish people were singing amazing local songs which did set a rocking ambiance to that place.
(Well mates, I have been drunk and mugged before, but trust me Turkey is quite safe in that manner).  😀 


Next day we were en route Odessa through the Bosphorus strait ( the most beautiful strait in the world)

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Sailing under the Bogazici bridge (or Bosphorus bridge) is a unique and magical experience. This bridge connects Europe and Asia. You get the see the mesmerizing Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) and sail parallel to the pretty city with beautiful villas and hotels on either side.

(Heading to the Bogazici bridge )

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                                                                              (Magical view at night 😍)

Since we didn’t see a ray of sun the entire day , therefore the pictures might not be that glowing. Trying to fight the chilly day, we ended up to a very cool restaurant. Though the fight with winter was at hold,

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a barrier communication was waiting for us. Luckily we were able to explain the beautiful waitress about us and finally the food arrived along with 🍻+🍷 . Trust me, it was delicious .

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(Some Ukrainian beer, I am not able to pronounce at Top Cafe)

(More of it😁)


Exploring the city on foot was difficult as it was very cold( since we were not use to it). Finally we were outside the Opera and Ballet theater ( which we came to know afterwards). As I have already mentioned about the architecture, but wont do any harm to mention it again that how remarkably they built such a thing.

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(Adieu to Turkey , I will be back)  😀

Finally the vessel berthed along the port of Odessa, Ukraine. (Let me tell you guys, its one of the most beautiful city I have ever been).

In the morning , I along with my friend headed to the city to explore. Waited for the taxi for an hour and finally asked him to drop us somewhere good. Thanks to him , we were in Deribasovskaya and started exploring without wasting any second.  (Some silly tourist stuff) 😁

Well mates , if you are planning to visit Ukraine in December do carry your jackets. It was very cold (-5 degrees).
What I loved about Odessa was the architecture. The chills they give you as if you are in a movie set.

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Odessa in total was a wonderful experience. Do travel and explore more if you get a chance. People are nice and helpful , will certainly go out of the comfort zone to help you out!

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the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre’ built in the 19th century and has a fancy Roman touch to it. Many functions and events take place here.

Preobrazhensky park ukrain travel dejavuThe Transfiguration Cathedral in the Preobrazhensky Park (Orthodox Cathedral) . Its a beauty.😍
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This mini chair is Odessa is named as ‘The Twelve Chairs‘ . The Twelve Chairs is also a classic satirical novel by an Odessan Soviet author Ilf and Petrov released in 1928. 
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Now this statue is unknown to me , but I saw people rubbing its nose (maybe for goodluck). So there is me holding its shiny nose.  😆
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Finally coffee in this chilly weather , from a cafe which has a name you cant forget – The Traveler’s Coffee !☕️

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Aashoo Bohra

Hello traveling fellas. I am Aashoo Bohra , 22 from India. Working as a navigating officer on merchant ships (Sailor).

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