It sounds like a good time and a very good lady. Uzhgorod is a very nice city. My wife is from there and we have a home and friends in the city and surrounding area.
Her Mom asking you questions is very normal . Western Ukraine is still very European and they have their own way of doing things. How did you like Transcarpathia ? Do you know that they have 7 different languages spoken there? Did you know that there are 5 countries that are just a few minutes to a few hours drive from there? Lovely is it not ? Her education is the main thing on her mind. With a mother that is a setting proffesor at the National University it should be. She sounds like she has a good head on her sholders.
I made 4 trips there before my wife came to the US.When you go there you do nothing but learn their ways and pick up some of the local history. It is a blast to meet the family and close friends. They get a better idea of who and what you are and how you will treat their daughter and friend. The number one question that was ask to my wife when she returned for a visit was ,is he the same at home as he is here ?
You said that you take marrige very serious. Well guess what? So does she . She will have open eyes and grand ideas about how a marriage should work in general. She will have a idea how her's should word in piticular. Get ready for an eye opening experence. Get ready to be loved by a big love as they say.If and when she decides she loves you,I promise you will know it. There will be no doubt in your mind about her intentions. She will make it very clear.
Thank you for your time. Ranger
I would just like to ask a question about a comment that RIC had made. I am not familiar with Europe but most Americans are so jealous of everyone foreign. They would feel threatened by a foreigner courting their women. Did you ever get this impression fromm any of your wife's family, friends or the locals on your visit? Can I ask the ages of you and your wife? I understand if you don't want to comment on your ages. I enjoyed your comments to Colin.
I have never had anyone in Ukraine or any other country make it known that they were threatened by me seeing their daughter and or sister. Being jealous is all together another topic. The jealous ones seem to be the mothers of cousins and friends.They see their daughters being young and beautiful not being as happy as they should be. It is something that you can feel as well. The cousins and friends are very happy for your lady. It's the moms of the cousins and friends that shoot you daggers with their eyes and their cold emotions.
I am 57 years old. My wife is 35. When we met she was 30 and I was 52. Because of our birthdays at times there are 23 years difference between us.
Her friends are now my friends as well. They have always treated me with the same respect I have shown them. No problems at all. As a matter of fact they go out of their to always show respect for both of us. We exchange gifts and she calls all of them just to stay in touch and catch up on the news. Thanks For asking. Ranger
Its really a boost for me to see someone who had as much interest in the area as me.Im going again next month .
Ye the history of the area really interested me I loved the area and they crammed so much history into me in a whole week. They are a very proud people and have every right to be. The Transcarpathis were beautiful i went to the old Hapsburg hunting lodge which is open and enjoyed it very much there was also a old templar castle nearby as well i went to fun fun fun. We should hook up if we are there at the same time Id be very interested in investing in a property there in the future as well
Thanks for the kind words. Transcarpathia is one of if not the most beautiful places that I have ever seen. I have traveled all over the world and Lived in many countries. The mountains in the fall and winter are outstanding. Castles are great. There is more than one in the area. I was there in Sept for 3 weeks. I had thought about going back this month. I have put that off until September of this year. If we are there at the same time we will drink vodka that I promise.
Property, I can talk for hours about property and investing. I would be glad to speak with you about it. You can buy land and build or buy property in the city now for a very lofty price. Now even buying a shack to remodel can be very expensive if you are not there or have someone there to watch expenses and the quality of the work
Thanks for your time. Ranger
Ranger.... just wondering..........have you been to any islands in the pacific???????
I'll tell you, weather is beautiful YEAR ROUND!!! :))
I am sure the Transcarpathis are beautiful in some parts of the year. Now, if your girl did not come from there, would you still be so enthused about the area to spend a part of your life there??
Thanks for your question. Yes , I have been on a island in the pacific. You are right , outstanding weather year around. The problem is I like seasonal weather.I have also lived on an Island 90 miles south of the US for a few years. The heat was the worst part of living in a Island setting. I loved the place and still visit when I can . The heat is just a killer. My wife wants to live here in the US for a while longer. I would have no problems at all living there. We still have a home in Transcarpathia. We are there for a couple of months a year. I want to live there,grow grapes,make wine and build a hotel. She wants to live here for a while longer. We have a son that has 1 more year of school. He has no desire to go back. So, until he graduates next year we will remain in the US. Sorry for the long answer. Cheers Ranger
Colin .this sounds nearly the same as a lady i was seeing for 3 weeks in Lugansk.-When i got home to u.k she asked me for 500 us dollars-i politely said NO,- She refused all correspondence with me-Cut off complete End, despite the fact i had previously bought her food, drinks taxis journeys , gifts in Lugansk.
You are in the danger zone now. Before you were engaged it was improper to send money. Now that you are engaged you can feel some responsibility for support and you are part of the family. Some women know this and will work you for it. Others are serious and want to test if you can really support them. While no good woman will ask for money from a stranger family is different. You are there now and cannot start back where you were. But you are kind of between a rock and hard place if she is not genuine. If you pull back you will ruin it if she is true. If you forge ahead and she is not genuine you will become very close with being needed by her. If you fall it is a long way down and you will hit hard. That is why it is good to know her longer so you are positive about her character. But that is the joy of it all and necessary to go through. And then comes the most difficult part, keeping her and staying as in love for the next 70 or 80 years as you are now.