Sailing on the Black Sea & Turkey
MV Gloria, It sails from Odessa to Istanbul and takes 2 days, 1 night. Meals are provided for free and is simple fare but nice. You arrive in Istanbul about 1930hrs - the boat travels at 24kphrs.
The only drawback is Turkish immigration - took 2hrs to get off the ship & through customs.
- Budget Travel
Travelling by public transport
Getting around in Odesa by public transport is straightforward don`t bother to find a place where you can buy tickets , there is a conductor in every tram or bus! A ticked for one trip is only 0.50 hryvnia
Ferries serve Odessa from Varna and Istanbul, the Varna service takes 9 hours and costs 80 euros one way.
Only on the narrow streets of Odesa you can see a posh hammer limo that moves with speed no more than 20- 30 km per hour and I have now idea how it actually turns around a corner :)
New technology opens new route's
Immediately after the war the "all New" Tram was put to work, "This one runs on tyre's, without tracks Dad"!!!.
This thing hasn't had a coat of paint since the 50's.
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