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      Odessa Is a Paradise

      January 2, 2013

      Odessa is a Ukrainian city that used to be the Soviet Union's most important trade port and naval base. I actually learned that in school. Sadly, I've only recently been exposed to photographer Tchane Okuyan's intepretation of the city:

      "Odessa resembles a huge beach party, or a big orgy," he says. "The nightclubs are near the sea, the alcohol is very cheap, the girls are beautiful and they'll fuck you for a few glasses of champagne. Fashion is non-existent in Odessa, as it's mostly run by naked people. Everybody says it's a dangerous city – and it is, especially because the cops are assholes – but we love it anyway."

      See more of Tchane's work here.

      Does your town or city qualify for paradise status? Feel free to send your pitches to ukphotoblog@vice.com. We won't bite.

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      Bangkok / Venice Beach / Magaluf /
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      Topics: Odessa, Your Town Is A Paradise, photos, Tchane Okuyan, naked people