Zirka (Star) Hotel
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Over four months in one location was starting to get to me – it was a nice feeling getting back on the road. The journey to Odessa was a long and sleepless one. Melbourne to Doha, two hour stop over, Doha to Bucharest, four hour stop over, Bucharest to Kiev, four hour stop over, and finally Kiev to Odessa, arriving in late in the evening. My …
... but after 20 minutes and no chance of getting it any time soon, we went off to the plane. We sent text messages in Turkish and English saying what number to call if found. there wasn't much more I could do. I the grand scheme of things, if this was the biggest thing I lost on the trip, the trip was a resounding success. By the time we made it to Maggie, our flight plan was in danger of closing. We packed and pre-flights quickly and barely made our ...
... share. The cost of the ticket includes three meals per day which are held in two seatings. Being in the first we dined at 8pm on salad, chicken rice and roasted tomatoes. As there is no choice in what you eat it was a good introduction - let's just hope similar things are served throughout the trip. With not a lot of sleep being had over the past few nights we called it a night soon after. Now all that awaits is to find out whether or not we actually take to open waters during the ...
... ATM machine. While in Odessa this time I did a little more sight seeing. I saw the opera house, other pretty buildings and the famous Odessa steps. It was really a short trip, but I had a great time and made some good memories with my new British friends. Luckily for the trip back we booked tickets on a bus and it brought us straight back to ...
... ship but we just followed the people in front, down some stairs, up an escalator and out in to the port concourse. A few immigration and customs officials were dotted around the transit hall but they all seemed to be avoiding eye contact. This is not how I remember my experience in the Soviet Union in 1985, of which the Ukraine used to be one of the 15 states. Then it was a very oppressive atmosphere with eyes that seem to follow you on every street corner. How things ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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TravelPod Member ReviewsZirka (Star) Hotel Odessa
Service is ok, but don't expect to get much sightseeing advice from the staff, and the advice they do give isn't that accurate.
Good locations, and rooms are fine - but very small.
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