Make sure you have a brand new mobile home waiting for her when she shows up with a big Texas style bar-b-que and all Jerry Springer re-runs on tape to educate her. Just joking UB. Part of my family is in and around Austin . She is in for a real shock.I wish you the best of luck on this one.
UB, remember "culture" is relative. Your bride ain't never been to no Aggie game:) Remember all the universities in east Texas have "cultural" events. If you are fur enuf east, S'port ain't no slouch.
And remember, NO one goes to an opera every durn night, when would we go to the ballet?
To answer your question, you just gotta think outta the box. Even my 5,000 pop. town in N.E. LA, puts on plays - Sound of Music - end of July.
I don't know your situation. But, perhaps, and I am just shooting from the hip here, you may want to first spend three or four days in Houston or Dallas prior to "bringing her home." In that way, she will at least know "culture" exists in this part of the world. . .and it ain't too far away.
Just introduce her to the Lone Star long necks and she will know culture exists in Texas. Actually in all seriousnesss a weekend in San Antonio will take care of that. That river walk will take her breath away. Also Fort Sam Houston there with all the animals running around loose. If they are still there after all these years.
I think this brings up a good point. I think to be fair to her and you, you should correspond with women who are culturally like you. In other words, if you live in a rural area and drive a pickup truck maybe you should look for a lady that will be happy with you. Or if you live in the big city, with all the traffic and everything that goes with that then maybe you should not look for ladies that have lived in a small town in the FSU.
Lets face it, we are looking for love in an unconventional and difficult way. Anything you can do to make it easier for both will make your search more of a success.
Have to agree with cycleserg. This could be a serious spanner in the works. It could also be something that is not so important to her. After all it's a trade-off.
When I jumped off the mouse wheel a few years back, my cityfied american wife took one look at Portugal and said 'Too rural'. It had less to do with the dearth of cultural stimuli and more to do with not enough shopping opportunities. I loved it. She hated it. Another nail in the marital coffin.
Many of these FSU ladies have access to cheap, good quality theatre and art. I know that some do become frustrated at the lack of mental stimulation your post suggests. Many Russian intelligentsia who went to the States have usually came back to Russia. They found US culture 'too superficial'.
With, apparently, 70% of FSU women being university educated, I would give this issue serious consideration, with the usual caveat that you are in the best position to judge.
To my mind women ar more dependant on good shopping than on visiting theaters. I don't know any girl by hte way who would visit this damned place more than twice a year!:-)
Yes, me and Unclebuck's girl have a luck of living in an interesting city which is the birth place of Shagal and Malevich, with at least one event of the world level - "The Slavonic bazaar" art festival which is going on right now here. pretty interesting thing with a lot of concerts, exhibitions, small movie festival going on around 40 stages all around the city and lasting for a week. But I wouldn't overestimate this. On the day of the festival opening if you are walking in the center you will hardly believe that this country is civilized. 100.000 crowd with more than a lot of drunk and constantly chewing people is not too cultural in my oppinion.
There is only one decent theater here and all year round they are giving plays only in Belarussian which is no too enthusiastically admitted by people used to talk Russian(Unclebuck's lady in general dos not know Belarussian as she originates from Latvia).
You know, one wise guy here said : "The cultural level of a nation is seen not on the ammoiunt of museums and theaters but on the ability to keep toilets clean". And have you visited toilets on the train stations in Russia???:-)
KITTEN. It can be a decision! Give her a kitten. My friend found a cat with 4 kittens under her apartment in Fort Worth. She can give two (or even all 4) to your wife and your future kids. They are wild but you can tame them.
E-mail me – I will give her e-mail. But I do not think that it will be good idea to meet your wife and my friend. She just came through divorce and she will not be influence positive on your wife. She had 3 years experience on living in rural farm and divorce her husband taking $30 000 two months ago.
Do understand that it will be uneasy for her.
Even Russian woman who came to their Russian husbands for several months rather often do not manage to live in US and came back. Even in big cities.
Show her Tylor Lake State Park. My friend was there once in August to celebrate her birthday. She said it was awesome.
In most places in Texas you can see only Oak and other unusual for Ukraine – Belarus trees. There are Pine trees in Tylar State Park – just like in Belarus. And very clear water. I hope there will not be any snakes in it.
There will be a Russian Songs Event called КСП in Fall in Texas. Google it and find all information about it. She can like it.