Donetsk Has anyone been there? I go in 20 days any info on anything would be appreciated.
I have dug and dug through the web but our internet access has blocks on it here so I can only find so much out.
1) Entertainment (bars, discos, operas, ect )
2) Locals (attitude towards americans )
3) Of course the women
5) level of corruption
In the summer of 1869, the construction of the Metallurgical plant was started and that gave the birth of the city of Donetsk. What started first as a small mining community, quickly grew into a town in May of 1917, when its population reached 70 000. In July of 1932 the city Stalino (it became Donetsk only in the year of 1961) became the center of Donetsk region. By 1941 the city had 223 big industrial enterprises and 54 small industrial businesses.
Nowadays Donetsk has about 2000 industrial enterprises and 800 of them are the largest in Ukraine. The region produces all the mining equipment for Ukraine, all the rail-way tanker-cars, 55% of coal oar, 98 per cent of all the Ukraine refrigerators, 90 per cent of salt. Also 50 per cent of all the metallurgical production, that is produced here, is exported to more than 50 countries.
The climate in Donetsk is moderate-continental. The population of the city is 1 million people. The city of Donetsk covers 385 square km, it is 28 km long (north to south) and 55 km wide (west to east).
Donetsk has 5 rivers carrying their waters through the city and even one sea of their own (Donetsk Sea - 206 hectare).
Donetsk is one of the largest cultural centers of Ukraine. It has three city theaters, Philarmony, Circus, Planetarium, 140 museums, 12 movie theaters. Donetsk also has 254 monuments. Donetsk is known as a host of many international festivals, such as "The stars of the World's ballet", "The Festival of young pianists", "The Festival of the Smith art", the Dancing tournament and many others.
Friendly, hardworking people that were surprised when we spoke English. Lots of the younger folks wanted to try their English skills out on us. There are 2 Central hotels. We stayed at the one on the outskirts of town. It was very nice but a long cab ride to get to downtown proper. Beautiful flower shops in the area. (Review by T.J.Chapman from the internet)
Im all set for now... if it falls through I can allways log in and ask ~)) But I have back up plans too.. thanks for that offer though.
Ok thanks for the tip on Orange... A color I hate anyways.
It is the nearest large city to where my girl is from... or I should say my "possible girl" Has decent hotels yada yada.... I just dont know the specifics of the town like what kind of clubs , resuarants... ect.
You know how it is ~) pre trip excitment! 19 days!
I'm laughing my ass off, that is what my lady told me, not to wear any orange or I might get my face slapped. Sounds like your trip went very well. Funny how the regions are polarized and I thought only George Bush and the Republicans polarized the world LOL!!!!!!
I have been to Gorlovka which is 20 minutes drive from donetsk. My understanding is that donetsk is expencive. People are great as I do not think 20 minutes in a car will change that. Girls are beautiful, they realy are but then again every city I have been to over there makes my eyes water. I was only in Kiev 2 days but I was not so impressed with the girls there but anyway. If things go bad, gorlovka has a good agancy and its much cheaper than donetsk. I was offered an apartment in Donetsk for $25US a day which I thought was good. There is more money in Donetsk than where I went and I was told, in some cafes you can pay $20US for an orange juice so check the prices and type of place with your girl before you order as its easy to get in to trouble like that. There are cheaper places. I was paying about $10US in a cafe to feed 2 people in gorlovka.
Thanks man I am gonna check out Gorlovka too. Who offered you the apartment? Im paying way more then that for my hotel ~)) I still have time to cancel my reservations.
13 days left OMG! Time is dragging by I swear!