Nougat bar..I am an old and experienced googsie...your probably a 10 second wonder in the sack...stale Aussie chocolate bar that most girls will spit out..you turd hopper!
I hope the Ukr girls see you coming and line up and empty your wallet!
I'm not gonna lie and put on a brave face... We are scared...haven't eaten food other than a couple of packs of crisps (yeah, we got that figured out... thats easy) becasue we dont know how to get proper food in restaurant. Um... SO SOVIET.... Cant go out at night at all because DOGS WILL MAUL US... SO MANY DOG FIGHTS.
If you are in Odessa then go to O'Briens Irish pub (for food) which is not far from the opera house, as I recall if you, from the main street, are facing the opera house then turn to the left and it's along there. I'm not saying that the staff speak English but they'll get enough foreigners in there to get the hang of it, the menu will be in English so just point to things.
Gonna get kind of skinny spending 4 weeks in your apt without food. Call your landlord Cris or Natasha and ask if they know an Interpreter you can hire by the hour. A 4 foot 80 lb Ukrainian interpreter would be enough to protect you big strong Ausies from the dogs and elements there.
Take a pencil and paper or get a map of the city and make notes what is at each corner you turn at so you can find your way home. Also write down on a note писать сколько сменя пожалуйста. If you go to a store and pick out items to buy hand that note and a pencil to the cashier. It says "write how much from me please". You do know how to count don't you? The small stores will have a sign that says something like "ПРОДУКТИ" and will be every couple of blocks around the center city. You can buy most of the staples you need there just point and act dumb.
You will find some people who will know English and want to practice it but your Au accent will make it difficult. Talk very slow and pronounce each syllable clearly. Also ask Chris if he knows an English speaking taxi driver and get his phone number so you can call him if you need to find your way somewhere or home. You have a phone and local sim card dont you. If not get a cheap nokia and local card and some minutes so you can call if you get over your head.
Of course one goes out at night, it's where & when the fun is man - well, that should be 'boy' in this case!
Who cares if you don't speak the lingo, got hands don't ya? Christ, it is a major part of the fun, and besides, it is the best way to get into a conversation with anybody who's even in the slightest helpful to you. Just do it, and I'd DEFINITELY would NOT contact anybody speaking English as recommended above, in fact I'd avoid it like the plague. If you happen to stumble across someone that's fine, but purposely going to look for foreigners..... you should have stayed home then!
Make something of it you wuss, help yourself for a change, and complain to someone else you're 'scared of dogs'..... I've heard plenty but this really beats it all!!
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Sorry - she meant the words I translated.
My Russian literature has been badly tarnished after my last trip there. Talking with the old men on the Dnepr river, the ones that spend all summer sun bathing with all the your lovelies getting an ALL over tan.
So please do not use that language - you might not have any teeth left to eat with after !!!!
UNPRECEDENTED Nooga UNPRECEDENTED Paving the way for a steady stream of young Australians just as soon as you put the instructions up on Utube for them. Have you knocked on the door of that blond that jilted you yet Nooga. Don't forget that while you are there.
But your kind of lucky to have us old googsies around to point out your mistakes and give you advice or you might still be burning up on the beach in Soviet France. But we are not learning very much good information from you though. Maybe your Utube could be a comedy show. Are you feeling good enough to video again!!!!!
Maxi....I had trouble figuring out what you were trying to say!!!! Really hard to translate
words to another language when some letters/sounds are different. I try to write using sounds in english, which are easier to pronounce.
" jigy jig"...you had me confused!!!!
guys, get off the plane and it all looked strange, seein a man from ukraine holding up a name, get my things and head down to bag claim. Men with keys come and greeted me, screamin 'TAXI TAXI!' to anyone they would see.
Then there was a horrible news. our intended to stay in apartment had a blown pipe, so we had to pay more for one without \air con or internet.
We will be hitting up that obriens tonight. get this, there is actually really YOUNG HOT BROADS in here checking there love letters. It is true. We met up with a 25 y.o ukraine man I met from skype. He was good comfort for an hour or so. In a couple of days I will sort this place out as I planned to I hope.
Oh yeah, and guys... remember I have PHENYLKETONURIA... cant eat simple things like a 'hot dog' or what you are telling me to simply go and grab. everytime I go to get a bottle of water its the disgusting sparkling stuff too.
Just look really mean, with 'don't mess with me' eyes, and the would-be tough Ukranian guys will turn away. And flex that 36 inch chest of yours. Go get those girls boy!
You seen Hostel 2 yet?
Nooga ask for "voda biz gaz". If you read the labels on the water bottles buy the one with a long word on the label starting with "Негаз"(not gas) I do not know the whole word but look for that start. There is also mineral water there and it tastes just as bad.
One plug I will put in for Cindy Agency apartments is that if you rented from them and they had to give you a better apartment because of their problems it was at your original cost. If you are renting from western owners as I understood you are it is not right to charge more because they had problems or rented your apt and blamed it on the water pipes if you had the apartment reserved properly. You could expect that from FSU individuals without a website presence and no recourse.
"Oh yeah, and guys... remember I have PHENYLKETONURIA... cant eat simple things like a 'hot dog' or what you are telling me to simply go and grab. everytime I go to get a bottle of water its the disgusting sparkling stuff too."
Yeah, whats with that! Its almost impossible to get still water in a shop and water with gas is undrinkable. Good luck.