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Author Topic: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס  (Read 14654 times)

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Offline Annushka

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I studied in absentia in Odessa. In the past, there were only 2 in the USSR Hydrometeorological Institute. Leningrad and Odessa. Now the status of "Ecological University". This 2 incubator for the USSR and abroad. My choice fell on Odessa. 6 years of study, each year 40 days on the Black Sea. I combine pleasure and study.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9NVwiNW3DM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9NVwiNW3DM</a>

And, of course, part of my heart belongs to Odessa.

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Old housing OGMI was in the center of Odessa, Kirov Street.



Here our course in the specialty "Meteorology" had practical exercises.





Later built a new building on the 13 station "Big Fountain". And we rented accommodation at 1 ruble on the Black Sea coast.





Hence, I was invited after the 4th year in the prewar Grozny.


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Also noteworthy in the world famous Odessa, I want to add. This patriarchal Holy Dormition Monastery Odessa.







Please, follow the link. More photos:

http://eparhiya.od.ua/pravyaschiy-arhierey/fotogalereya-/1619-svyato-uspenskiy-patriarshiy-odesskiy--mujskoy-monastyir


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For those still considering a visit to Odessa I have a couple of pieces of advice.
I have been here in Odessa ( I am there as I write this)  on 5/6 occasions previously but have not been a sightseeing tourist!! I am now looking at the historic attractions and there is a lot to see here-- so allow yourself some time to do that--it is not a 5 minute drive by!!
Allow time to see the history here.

ps   I am not  on the Crimea because Putin has stuffed the place!!

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Thanks for adding all the great info on Odessa Annushka!

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Thanks for adding all the great info on Odessa Annushka!

Thanks, sashathecat.  tiphat
Before I could finish my story about Odessa. A pleasant surprise for Grandma: Grandchildren brought from Siberia. To me life was not honey! :party0031:


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I also want to draw your attention a little bit on the "Mud baths Kuyalnik." Emphasis: "Treatment of infertility in men and women."





http://www.kuyalnik.com.ua/

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One of the main attractions of Odessa - Odessa humor unique. Can not see it, but get pleasure from reading can be. ;D

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Adn7Ds9U9E" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Adn7Ds9U9E</a>

About the features of the Odessa dialect known all around the world. Odessa funny phrases and expressions known even by those who never ever happen in Odessa. Many funny phrases and expressions Odessa steel cruise. Odessans carefully keep their culture life, betraying generations famous funny expressions and phrases Odessa. Sometimes it seems that the Odessites completely different kind of thinking.

http://odesskiy.com/

Щоб вы так жили, как прибедняетесь! ;D

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I  would add my thanks to all contributors to the thread--  learning and seeing is great-- so thanks to all.
A couple of points --  plan on doing a lot of walking !! It would also pay to learn how to use the bus system--it will save some of the longer treks.  I actually have a car--but it has spent most of the time parked  at hotel  and hardly used for trip in city itself.
On currency exchange-- the banks offer a lower rate than money changers who are often in bars,other establishments with a secure booth-- usually have a sign on the street advertising rate of exchange for USD an EU--so no need to be exchanging huge amounts in advance.

Odessa is definately a sophisticated world city-- I think of Paris/Nice/Marseille as distinct from Nairoba  !!
City is very clean--no street litter. I watched people go out of their way to pick up errant paper and find a bin for it. Given the huge number of people on the streets currently--that is a minor miracle in itself. I might add-- I don't recall street litter in other cities.


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One of the main attractions of Odessa - Odessa humor unique. Can not see it, but get pleasure from reading can be. ;D

About the features of the Odessa dialect known all around the world. Odessa funny phrases and expressions known even by those who never ever happen in Odessa. Many funny phrases and expressions Odessa steel cruise. Odessans carefully keep their culture life, betraying generations famous funny expressions and phrases Odessa. Sometimes it seems that the Odessites completely different kind of thinking.

Yes, I am told the dialect and humorous expressions in Odessa are unique to the city. Once a year there is a festival to celebrate  Odessa's unique humor. The Yumorina comedy festival falls on April 1st or Fools Day every year and the streets overflow with acts, comedians, and a carnival like atmosphere.

PS - congrats on your Siberian gifts Annushka  :)

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I also want to draw your attention a little bit on the "Mud baths Kuyalnik." Emphasis: "Treatment of infertility in men and women."

Although I have not yet been to Kuyalnik my wife and her parents would often go visit. From what I have read it is an estuary located outside Odessa with a high salinity. The salts and minerals found in the mud are said to have therapeutic properties like you mention.


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Souvenir merchants in Odessa
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2014, 12:46:12 PM »
The Souvenir Market with a crowd of artists and craftsmen demonstrating their works is situated there. Prices are really low, and some items are gorgeous. Bargains are common. Don't miss it if you want to get originally Odessan souvenirs.

The merchants selling souvenirs have been moved from the gardens to Sobornaya Square where the cathedral is situated.

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PS - congrats on your Siberian gifts Annushka 


Sashathecat, thanks! :thumbsup:
 In Volgograd, summer is in full swing. Meet guests and enjoy life. I do not always use the Internet.  tiphat
A little more about Odessa (yesterday corresponded with a classmate of Ukraine, memories).
This Marine, marble baths 10 station of Big Fountain. I recommend to visit with the family! :thumbsup:

http://odessa-life.od.ua/article/3059-legendy-odessy-vanna-mylo-i-voda-nashi-lipshie-druzya

Enjoy your summer vacation!  :)

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Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2014, 07:54:10 AM »
The most wonderful day in Odessa today(0nly 5pm and much more to come). September 1st is the day school commences ( see Mende's threads for details--they are exceptional)  and the city is full of school age children,parents,grandparents and many parades and ceremonies taking place. The children are generally immaculately presented with many in traditional costumes .Of note-their mothers and grandmothers presentation also remarkable.I have attended school on this day twice previously(not in Odessa) and marvelled at the presentation-- but the scale here in Odessa is amazing to see. What a joyous happy celebration it is.
It is a great time to be in Odessa this week as it is the 220th celebration taking place with so much happening.

http://www.odessa.ua/en/announce/61925/


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I live in Odessa) :party0031:
I didn't read the rules on signature links.