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Eugene Slim

27, Director sneaker store & Musician, Odessa - Ukraine

How to describe this ancient and magnificent port city on shores of the Black Sea?! With a history as rich as it is tumultuous, architecture as majestic as it is diverse and a local population as multicultural as they are uniformly passionate about their great city. Musician Eugene Slim is no exception! Sneaker fanatic, founder and director of one of the first sneaker stores in Ukraine, and for the next 24 hours, your enthusiastic guide through the streets of Odessa!

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Heading off to @hostelmayak


Hostel: Mayak

6 Gogol Street, Odessa

Without a doubt the most beautiful hostel in this amazing part of the city! Step inside the Mayak Hotel and marvel at the magnificent architecture, lavish interiors, high (and decorative) ceilings and antique fittings.

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Bookshop: Resident

42 Pastera Street, Odessa

An international bookstore – with a difference! You can lose yourself in the endless collection of books here on everything from tattoos to kangaroos. But you’ll also find original ideas like a book on how to make your own shoes – complete with all the materials you’ll need to make them.

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday 10.00am-7.00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 11.00am-6.00pm

Breakfast: Silence espressobar

1A Grecheskaya Street, Odessa

This is a regular stopover for me on my way to work. Grab yourself a delicious sandwich and smoothie either to go or why not stay a while and enjoy the beautiful interior?

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm

Eastpak store: Slim Store

8 Polska Street, Odessa

The staff here are extremely knowledgeable and don’t hesitate to tell you all about the history of each brand, the technology behind each model and the aesthetics of each design. If you’re looking for something exclusive, you’ve just found the place to be!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-8.00pm

Lunch: Cooper Burgers

19 Grecheskaya Street, Odessa

The meat comes from a farm just outside the city and together with the freshest of fresh vegetables, herbs and spices, makes for a mouthwatering combination. Nutritious and delicious!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday 9.00am-12.00am
  • Saturday-Sunday 9.00am-2.00am

Museum: Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art

9 Pushkinska Street, Odessa

OWEA museum is worth a visit simply for the architecture, this is surely one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole city and certainly my personal favorite. Admire the incredibly intricate and original plaster moulds on the walls and ceilings and get ready to go back in time!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Tuesday 10.30am-5.00pm
  • Thursday-Sunday 10.30am-5.00pm

Coffee & Tea: Make my Cake

29 Yevreis'ka Street, Odessa

On one of the oldest streets in town lies one of its oldest establishments. Step inside and prepare to be overwhelmed by the delicious aromas of freshly brewed coffee and cakes still warm from the oven!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-6.00pm

Beach: Quay

25 Lanzheron Beach, Odessa

This unique spot amidst the port has a lot of atmosphere. It is the perfect place to watch the sun set, especially when the night is still young!

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Barber shop: Smoking Spider Tattoo Parlour

33 Dvoryanskaya Street, Odessa

People flock from all over the world to visit this famous tattoo studio and barbershop. Search for “Smoking Spider” on Instagram and you’ll find a snapshot of some of the artists’ past work. But even if it’s a simple trim or shave you’re after, you’re sure to walk out a new man!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Saturday 11.00am-9.00pm

Bar: Forty Five

1 Katerynyns'ka Square, Odessa

This bar may be located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. But step inside and you’ll find a calm, secluded and peaceful place where you can totally relax. Sip at a delicious cocktail or grab a refreshing beer.

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Thursday 8.00am-12.00am
  • Friday-Saturday 8.00am-2.00am
  • Sunday 8.00am-12.00am

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