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Caucasus trip 2019, part 2

This post chronicles part 2 of my dad's and my month-long trip in June 2019, aka the part where we're not in the Caucasus anymore. You can find part one over here . In part one I mentioned that we took a ferry from Batumi, Georgia, to Odessa Ukraine. We took a tour of the Odessa Catacombs , a huge series of tunnels around and under the city. Most of the catacombs, including the section we were in, were the result of mining. Swimming in the black sea, feat. concrete extrusions people jumped off. From Odessa we took a train to Chișinău, Moldova. Memorial 9 mai 1945: From Chișinău we took a night bus to Kyiv, Ukraine. A very strange experience, especially since we had to go through passport control 3 times, so we were only able to fitfully sleep until about 1 AM, when we passed into Ukraine. This is Maidan Nezalezhnosti, which was the site of huge protests in 2013 which kicked off  Euromaidan : It