Funny Sign at Entrance of Our Campsite
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Saying “Crimea”.

Heroes
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Souvenir Shopping
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I finally found the Ukranian Honey-and-Pepper Vodka that Vlad and Vic had given us when they stayed couchsurfing at our home in February 2015!

Heroes
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Breakfast in Odessa
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We both went for low cal cereals with honey and fruit.

Avoid Demonstrating Pro-Russian Pilgrims
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Cool, we now understand better what we saw in Kiev on the 28th! Thanks, Andreij, for explaining it to us: Groups from the Moscow patriarchate, the Russian orthodox church (which is separate from the Ukrainian orthodox church) made a pilgrimage … Read More

Cheque!
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2 Glasses of wine, 2 strudels with Salmon for 104 Grw/ 2.80 Euro.

Local Maidan
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As Andreij explained to us: This is a permanent demonstration against corruption and mismanagement by the local (Odessa) mayor. It shows the freedom in Ukraine to demonstrate and to criticize the government.

Staying with Andreij and Stasia
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View from “our” balcony into the backyard.

Parking Fee Negotiations in Odessa
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The girl showed us a parking spot. Both then wanted to charge us. Ideally, for the entire night. This was the moment when I asked them at what time their parking jobs ended for the day. They still wanted to … Read More

Different Graves
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The simple grave has 2 scarves, whereas the richer ones have a photo and possibly a bench and table.

Common Names
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Some names are a lot more common than others.

Vodka Testing
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We bought 2 small bottles to do some testing at 27 and 32 Grw / 1.00 and 1.10 Euro. Both were quite drinkable.

Pilgrims in Kiev
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Update on 30 July: We should have avoided this crowd!

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