I have read many posts about the importance of a plan B when you go on a trip to meet girls, and the opinions are various. I would like to report my last experience in Ukraine.
Yesterday I was back home after spending about 10 days in Ukraine. I spent half the time in Kiev and the other half in a smaller city. I had girls A and B to meet in Kiev, and girls A and B in the smaller city. I had been corresponding with Kiev girl A from the very day I joined fiance.com, that is October 25th, 2006. This girl sounded really interested in me and wrote she was looking forward to meet me and so on. We had already planned more or less what to do, where to go, etc. She gave the phone number of an interpreter of her agency to call at my arrival in Kiev, as her English is not that good. In short, girl A never showed up, and the interpreter said that she could not even contact her on the phone. I cannot figure why she decided to disappear after nearly 4 months of correspondence, but that's it. I met girl B in Kiev, she is in the same agency. I found her very pretty - maybe not as beautiful as in the photos - but I was completely disappointed by her in all other respects. There was not a second meeting with this girl. Then the interpreter suggested to meet another girl of her agency. I chose one, but when we met I found out that there was no chemistry, and we were definitely not a match. In that agency, the girl I liked most was the interpreter :-) Luckily, there is plenty to see and to do in Kiev, so I could console myself.
In the smaller city things were ok with girl A from the beginning, and I decided not to meet girl B at all. I just did not want to waste the time I could spend with girl A. However, being stuck in that city after failures with the girls in my agenda would have been a nightmare.
You never know what is gonna happen with these girls. You must always take into account the unexpected. If meeting girls is not the only or the main purpose of your trip, the you can stay with only one girl in your agenda. Otherwise you need a plan B at the very least. My plans A and B in Kiev were both a complete failure.
Plan C in sit in one of the restaurant/cafes and wait for girl to come and sit with you which is surprisingly regular.
I had organised a friend with about 10 local contacts and he didnt hit it off with any of them, yet he met several girls in cafes. First was in MacDonalds where a girl sat next to him, he said to her this looks awful, know any good restaurants and was set for a few days!
The thing I dont really understand is the number of women that come and ask me street directions. Unfortunately my Russian isnt up to comprehensive understanding or relaying of street directions!
Actually, kinda plan C occurred to me in Kiev. I'd prefer to omit details for personal reasons, but it was the nicest consolation I could imagine, and completely unexpected. Luckily, surprises can be nice.
Yep, I've experienced kingarthur's Plan A and Plan B several times. I very much agree that you should have more than one woman on your list to meet. I think Olga had an excellent strategy recommendation a couple months ago on this forum...