Let’s continue our live walk along Bazarnaya street. Named after one of the oldest city bazars (yes, markets are called bazars in Odessa), the street became the second Jewish quarter and is soaked with Jewish history. Lots of early Jewish settlers were artisans of various sorts: coppersmiths, glasscutters, watchmakers. They made weight weights and tools for different measurements. They had stalls in one of the city’s first markets, called the Free Bazar. They settled near the market, making the area the second Jewish quarter in the city’s early days. Later in the eighteen hundreds Bazarnaya street became home to the Zionists’ publishing house “Kadima” and to the Jewish intellectuals, including Moshe Leib Lilienblum and Josef Gedalja Klausner. Traditions carry on and today this street is the address of the Odessa’s Progressive Jewish community, established in 1998. Join this live-stream walk along old Bazarnaya street, located on the outskirts of the city center to continue exploring Odessa’s fascinating Jewish history.
Olga's journey to guiding and establishing Odessa Walks started in 1998 when she left her home country and went to California to attend a business school. What made her move across the ocean back then? First off, interest to see the world and desire to explore her career options. And while studies were certainly important, traveling was her real passion. After obtaining an MBA degree she has worked in California, London and Moscow. Finally, in 2011 she made a decision to return to Odessa, her anchor city. Why? To build something of her own, based on what she loves most: meeting people, this amazing city and its rich heritage. As a result, Odessa Walks Ltd. came to live in 2011. Since then she's been managing the business and providing in-person tours. Since the fall of 2020 she's been creating online Odessa experiences.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Odessa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Odessa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
23 July 2021
Another excellent fact filled tour with Olga. Her research and preparation are evident.
23 July 2021
Olga gives an excellent tour in that she has tells all the historical data of the area being visited. Very personable and in no rush to finish the tour quickly. Answers all questions. Expect to do more tours with her.
10 July 2021
excellent tour and excellent explanations of the architectural centers and the art that the beautiful country has.
07 July 2021
Olga, I don’t know how you keep all this history straight. It’s so interesting. I love your walks because you share so much with us. Thank you.
07 July 2021
I enjoyed the tour Olga.Thank you from NZ.Would love to see thru one of the apartments.