Odessa is a city on the Black Sea in Ukraine about an hour west of the Moldovan border. Moldova is land-locked so a lot of Moldovans vacation in Odessa because it’s close and cheap. We took a last minute trip just before school started up again. I liked Odessa, but I would have liked to see more of the city. For the 30 hours we were there, we mainly hung out at the beach and went to the touristy area for dinner because neither of us speaks Russian or Ukrainian.