Hotels Matter (Odessa 2011)
Thinking of Ukraine and how much I loved Odessa and feeling sad about lovely places being threatened and frequently wrecked by belligerently insecure men.
Next morning on line I book Hotel Ekatarina.
Taxi. Check in. Light sunny room. Golden good cheesy sweet breakfast crepes.
Walk about the square, Richelieu takes center stage surrounded by the awe-inspiring buildings of that old beautiful Europe we love so much—the creamy yellows, mint greens, rosy-reds shimmer in the morning sun. I AM GOING TO LOVE ODESSA.
Odessa is a place to wander about most happily. For two days, I walked. Down Potemkin Steps, up through a huge park that led me to the beach where, among the…
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