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Scenes From a Dacha Party in Odessa, Ukraine

I really can’t believe September will be here tomorrow. Where did the summer go? Sadly it seems to have just passed by my window as I sat inside for the […]

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Ukraine Interview on Travelinksites.com

 Check out this short and sweet interview I did  about traveling Ukraine over on Travelinksites! 1. Could you briefly introduce yourself, your site and your experience travelling in Ukraine? Hey! I’m Larissa […]


Open Love Letter to Odessa, Ukraine

Dear Odessa, Just found out Katie from Katie Going Global is going to visit you for a few days and I am insanely jealous. I miss you like you wouldn’t […]


Traveling to Tiraspol, Transnistria via Train from Odessa, Ukraine

This post is meant to give straight up facts to anyone interested in visiting Transnistria–a unique little place situated in between Moldova and Ukraine. I’m pretty sure Tiraspol Hostel is […]


Summer, summer, summertime in Odessa

Went down to the beach on my lunch today and even though it was still warm enough to lay out and swim, I can feel autumn coming in harder, faster, […]


I Left My Heart in Odessa, Ukraine

My trip to Ukraine started off a bit crazy. Swine Flu Mania was sweeping the country and I was forced to learn the hard way how Ukrainian politicians garnered support […]


I’m obsessed with…Pepper Vodka & Grapefruit Juice

You must try this now! It is like a party in your mouth. Don’t worry, I always wanted to vomit when I thought about pepper flavored vodka, too. Nevertheless, I […]


Хурма are so hot right now

Хурма (khurma): street name…PERSIMMONS I thought these things being sold on every street corner in Odessa were just scary tomatoes, but actually it is a very delicious fruit that I […]


Odessa, the film star

I didn’t know anything about Odessa before I came except that it was where one of the most famous scenes in film history took place. In Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, […]


Drinking Gogol-Mogol at Гоголь Моголь

I finally got to try Ukraine’s version of eggnog called “Gogol-Mogol” at Odessa’s famous cafe Gogol-Mogol (Гоголь-Моголь). It’s probably 2,000 calories a glass, but sooooo tasty! Gogol Mogol – Ukrainian […]