Just wondering, I may have chance to relocate to St Petersburg to work on VodaKanal (water and sewerage). What's living there like? I work in the safe warm latin city of Bucharest so am cautious about prospects like these... However it would be logistically more appropriate for me renovating my property on Montengro coast as direct flights go from Mosocw to 8 min drive from my village in Montenegro every week - and that beats the 17 hour drive across the Serbian, Kosovar border to Bucharest.
Nice job you got offered but difficult as you already live in a good spot (bucharest). From bucharest you can go to the Black Sea, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary and also I think you could fly with Wizzair to Budapest and then take a car to Montenegro....It is 8 hours by train from Buc to Bud as I have done this journey myself. The plane would be just 1 hour or so.
So, it is a difficult one, because you live in a good spot. I heard Russia is quite expensive for renting apartments, so maybe you can check this out how much you will have to pay (how much you pay in Bucharest by the way...just curious) And what job do you do there.
However, you will of course have access to all of the russian beauties who live in St Petersburg (dont forget the cold winter). And Moscow is about 6 hours from St Petersburg if you need to get a flight to Montenegro. Dont they fly from S Peter?
Anyway, seems like you are in a good place to me but like they say....the grass is always greener on the other side.
Yep, I am weighing the options. My rent is fixed at 425 euros a month in Bucharest for over a year until april 2008 - as it was arranged through a colleague from work. It's right in the centre and normal rent for it would be 700 euros or more. So I don't want to leave it. And the girls here are all georgeous and my height. People are relaxed and it is safer in Bucharest than London or Paris etc. But then work is not so good, as more and more of the EU planned investment is sent back to Brussels for failed projects.
As for St Petersburg, the company will pay me apartment at same freelance rate as Bucharest, so that's ok. The job is much better. Vodakanal self finance - probably through increasing water charges to residents - which is the way things ought to be. It's a 20 year project with a big team of apparently young mixture of UK, French and Russian engineers - rather than the over 50 year old expat engineers working in Bucharest. But then there is the darkness and the weather in winter. Apparently they poured concrete at -25 degrees this winter using special warmed aggregates and high tech cement. So there is no rest from the project even in winter.
As for the women I doubt they are more beautfiul than in Bucharest, but being slavic, are probably more faithfull.
And then there is of course easy flights to 8 minutes from the village in Montenegro.
Language is also better for me as I can't speak Romanian but I speak russian.
Are you Serbian or Montenegrin? My parents were born in a White Russian emigre community in Belgrade. How are the women of Belgrade? I recall Playboy featuring the women of Yugoslavia some 25 plus years ago. Gorgeous -- that's how I remember them.