Ive been teaching in Nikolaev for a few months now and thought I would share a few of my experiences. First of all, you will need to bring a roll of masking tape, because your jaw will hit the ground about a thousand times a day. Its no secret that Nikolaev women are extremely beautiful, but as summer draws closer the true beauties are starting to come out.
So far living here has been great, very cold but the last week has seen the snow start to melt and the ice start to thaw so heres hoping there is no more snow on the way.
My first experience with hooking up with a girl from Ukraine was unforgetable, myself and some friends were drinking 1 litre beers at a nice little pub on the far side of town. 2 beautiful women were sitting at the table opposite us and overheard us speaking English so they decided to join. After a bit talking and drinking Olga, a beautiful young women from Russia asked me to accompany her to the bathroom, and to save the moderators time lets just say my Russian cherry was popped. ;).
The next weekend me and friend sergei decided to go out night clubbing, all I can say is WOW, never had I seen so many stunners gathered in one place at a single time. We went to 3 clubs that night, I got about 40 phone numbers, a handful of kisses and a companion out of the evening, not to mention a cheeseburger at 4 in the morning!
Recently I have been getting to know quite a few translators as my Russian is still a little green, the Russian accent is hot as when spoken in English, absolutely love it. After seeing and dating a few women, one has definitely caught my eye and we are hitting the town this weekend. Another night of clubs, pubs parties and phone numbers I take it, cant wait.
Overall I am having a blast living and working here. The atmosphere is great and Nikoalev is definitely a very unique and beautiful city. Looking to foward to the legendary summer time here, as my boss informs me I wont be able to beleive my eyes when the girls are out in their summer dresses.
Sounds exciting. I've been talking with a lady from Nicolaev for about 2 months now that I met on Mamba. We speak both there and on the phone.
I was wondering if you know of local stores that have online locations. I'm finding it frustrating to use services to deliver flowers and other gifts, so I'd like to be able to
actually shop from the U.S. and order things direct then have them shipped or delivered as needed. Will widen my choices of things to send as well.
I was pleased to find that although the postal system is slow, I did manage to get a hand made book to her that I created, but I also want to avoid her having to pay customs for things I send.
I read some of the info from the website you posted and found it very funny... it is a must read for all its sarcasms! A few excerpts to illustrate this:
“The city is Eastern Europe's crown jewel. Unemployment is low and crime is non-existent. Nikolaev residents leave the doors to their apartments unlocked! Cars are parked overnight with their windows down and the keys still in the ignition.”
“The truth is most girls are married by the age of 22 and rarely ask for a divorce because they live in bliss with their loving and caring Ukrainian husbands. If you come here soley for the purpose of finding a bride, you will be very disappointed. The only ladies available for marriage are 90 year old widows.”
“The Nikolaev zoo is said to be the most beautiful in Ukraine and possibly all of Europe. The zoo's most famous attraction are its Russian Bears, which stand over 8 feet tall and weigh nearly a ton. So tame are these bears that visitors allow their children to enter the cages and play!”
“City leaders are highly moral and uncorrupted. Many are offered huge bribes but always refuse. Nikolaev is a shining star of honest business in Eastern Europe The next Dubai will be Nikolaev Ukraine, a city of international commerce and culture. “
“The people of Nikolaev are of the healthiest in the world. Men work out daily and possess Olympian physiques. Women are slender and toned, a product of their near religious devotion to aerobics and yoga.”
I have never been to Nilolaev but it has been my expeience that most Ukrianian and Russian cities are "pretty nice in the sun". Their impressive display of the local girls with nice figures are most appreciated!
Believe me, MC, Nik scores pretty high on that measure. On Sovietskaya (the main pedestrianised drag that leads down to the river), there's loads of restaurants & pubs with tables out on the street - very nice to sit and watch the natives walk by - who needs catwalks? :)
The only question is how many of them work for the hundreds of scam agencies in the town
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Yes, I imagine the women there are beautiful also, however I was turned off by a girl from there. It was about two years ago, she seemed interested and sent me nice photos and correspondence but they (the photos) kept changing and soon she revealed her true form... she was nothing like the first photos! Then when I called her on the phone at a time we both had agreed on... she was too busy with work in the restaurant (waitress) to talk to me. I never called her back. She was a scammer from the get go... it started with the fake photos and ended with not wanting to converse on the phone. Undoubtedly there are many beautiful women there but it has been my experience that once I land in Kiev... most of the women look good! In the town where my fiancée lives the women are great looking also... I think it's just their culture to try to look nice and dress to impress the men.
I have a similar story. The first girl ever to write to me on fiance.com (and I mean she wrote to me - I was too much of a newb to know this was a bad sign). Anyway, I went out there to meet someone else, but thought I should at least swing by Nikolaev to say Hi. Anyway, the 'real' girl turned up - different girl, different name. She fessed up that she worked for the agency and was supposed to be scamming me for money. We hung out (I don't really do grudges much), I came back and reported the agency to Olga, and it got shut down on fiance.com.
But the girl told me she knew of 200 such agencies in the town. Caveat Emptor!
ell I have been to Nikolaev two times. I am from the US and was working in Europe but it is still a long damn trip to get to Nikolaev from Europe! I did meet two ladies here and they were real people and were as on profile. HOWEVER I did find out that photos on the profile are MOST of the time photoshopped! They remove moles and fix teeth maybe make breasts bigger. That one is hard to tell but the others are obvious on meeting.
They look GREAT in makeup in photos and then in real life not so much. BUT I have to say I met one woman who looked BETTER in real life. A beauty and smart nice etc. What I did was ask to send a photo from "normal" life so you know it is hot tampered with.
So I started communicating directly with her and skype almost every day for 4 months and then I set another trip to return. Just let me say too that in the mean time during the first visit I bought her shoes and things for family and of course meals and paid for translator. Translator rate through agency is much higher than standard rate but there is a middleman so that is just how it goes. But really $20 an hour to meet a great lady is a small price after traveling this far.
When I got back she met me at the airport with a kiss on the CHEEK and parted that evening with a HANDSHAKE...and that continued for the next three days. She could not get time off of work and I even offered to pay her for time she would miss work. But she had time when we were corresponding to go to Turkey and Crimea for vacation.
Anyway we went to only the best restaurants in town and I bought her cosmetics and dresses and more shoes and router for internet and paid for english lessons etc. Flowers for her birthday etc. So after three days I was thinking that even just a kiss would be nice and show that she had true intentions. Well let me tell you if the girl acts like kissing is a crime it is a definite sign she is not interested!
So I told her I couldn't see her anymore because it was too painful to get my hopes up and then be crushed even more. I had 4 more days to spend her with no one to see! She did not even try much to talk me out of it just said I was not patient enough, but also said she could not guarantee that she would ever have feelings for me.
I should have seen it coming. I did really because she only made the smallest effort to skype or send me photos or messages and really only after I sent her money or gifts.
But I have met a few other ladies now and we will see what happens there. One actually had her own car and did not seem to be trying to get anything from me except me...a good sign.
So here is the deal...the whole thing now is about "anti scamming" and agencies need to at least look genuine and I can say that the REAL agencies are. Meaning they have a real office with real people who you can go and see. But here is what I have learned (the hard way).
1. Save time with letter writing. It is ok but honestly EVERY lady I met said the letters did not matter and that they needed to MEET a man in person to see what they were like. AND based on the fact ladies MOST LIKELY do not look like photos and such it is best to just go and meet several ladies.
2. GO to the actual agency and tell them which ladies you are interested and have them set up meetings. Just meet ladies. If you are using a web-site like I did that DOES NOT HAVE an actual brick and mortar building all they do it subcontract with the ACTUAL agency. When you get there you will deal with the agency so you might as well deal with them anyway. You will see the SAME ladies profile on many web sites so it is hard to tell which one she used originally but on the reputable agencies they take info from the lady with her passport and check to see she is not married. Also the translator has a relationship with lady usually so knows them personally.
3. The agency manager recommended certain ladies from my list who seemed to be more genuine in their interest. They know who is "just looking" as far as ladies goes so ask them for opinion!
4. Here is the bottom line on scamming...ladies are NOT ALLOWED to ASK for money directly! BUT of course there is a way around this. For example you are in a shoe store and she just asks if you like the shoes? Hoping you will just offer to buy them and or course if she is pretty and you like her you want to impress her and you will buy the shoes. Or she will tell you grandmother is in hospital and needs a few things can you stop at the store to get them and when time to pay she will wait to see if you offer. If you get to know her better and second date she may arrange a nice activity for you both. Great idea...except she just wants to go enjoy and be pampered (may be a spa as in my case).
Another one that happened with another girl was she started telling me about the bills she had and couldn't afford them and I wouldn't understand and the Ukraine men were "greedy" (meaning they did not just pay for everything a lady wants).
Of course you want to be a "nice guy" and offer to help her. By this time I was wise to the scam and did not make an offer and she got very angry. I ended up paying for lunch, giving her money for taxi and I LEFT in the middle of lunch!
5. On the flip side is the men. If men make any mention of sex they can be banned from the site. They refer to men as "sex tourists" which is pretty damn stupid. If you want sex only there are a hell of a lot easier and cheaper ways to get it! Hell for $40 here you can hire a gorgeous girl for an hour or two! Why the hell would I write letters and skype every day for months and then travel this damn far and spend this much money just for sex??!!
But let me just warn you...if you call a girl out for asking for money (indirectly of course) she will claim you only wanted sex. That is what happened to me when I asked the girl (after about 8 date
"a long damn trip to get to Nikolaev from Europe!"
Nikolaev is in Europe so hardly any damn long trip to get there whatsoever!!!
But realising what glassguy213 actually meant Nik is easy enough to get to and from, the nearest international airport is Odessa (ODS), simply take flight(s) to/from ODS with the likes of Austrian, Czech, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Turkish or Ukraine International.
I actually liked Nikolaev because the city is square so pretty much everywhere is within walking distance, I still recall the waitresses at the bowling alley in their skimpy uniforms ... but it was a pretty good place to eat.
As for the OP saying that, just sitting in a bar, a pretty Olga took him to the crapper for a f*ck, yes a pretty Olga probably did if he paid her enough ... I recall going to restaurants there and the hookers would be hanging out in the reception areas.
As for the ladies there they are no different to ladies elsewhere in Ukraine except that, as I have read, Nikolaev has become a hot spot for scammers, I did have one 'interesting' relationship there but as a married man I couldn't possibly talk about it now :)
Please note that the Truthful Liar has, as if suddenly, gone very quiet about my marriage break-up and all that.
That is because it will have got back to him from his 'GL Geriatric' buddies that we haven't broken up, that we are together, and he has been speaking pretty much verbal diarrhea.
But wait for it ... Last week we had supposedly broken up because I was seen dining by myself, well this week it is my wife that they'll see dining by herself, I've gone missing, so the rumour mongers shall be at it all over again.
You'd think grown men would have better things to occupy their lives doing than gossiping about my wife and I :)