Thanks everyone for posting information on your experieances. I have been communicating with a lady from Zaporozhye for 3 months now. She seems fall into the serious part of tips and hints about what to keep in mind. After a month of agency she gave me address, cell and home number. Many emails and a few phone calls later she asked how to delete profile. I suggested how and checked a few days later. Yes it was removed and of coarse it was requsted of me also.
I have spoke with some of her family on the phone and a visit is planned for April on her birthday. She said please visit on my birthday and make me happiest woman in world.
I have been a little discouraged about what I read about sending packages as well as advise from post office here in the U.S.A. She has requested/asked for nothing and when I asked for recommendation of safe hotel she wrote back not to get hotel. Just buy ticket to see her and she will get apartment in center of city so we can go everywhere from there. Of coarse I said I would pay for it but reply was we will not worry about that right now. She is how you would say just girl next door, not model or too young and photos on site were simple and some without ton of face paint. So, from what I have read I'm feeling comfortable about the visit.
Of coarse if it all works out I'll have to deal with sending parcels later and will so gladly.
I guess I have only one request for advise at this point from the more traveled guys here. There is no direct flights into Zaporozhye from the U.S. so some ideas or experience on getting there would be of great help. Fly to major airport and transfer planes or take train or taxi from there or what. I want to wrap up the plan next month. Should I be careful about how much I want to pack for gifts or just buy things there.
I wonder what blond with black eyebrows implies. Do the drapes match the carpet? Probably not. Unless of course it is a 'finished' and polished floor ;). In any case I prefer natural hair color to bleach blonds. And I must say I am particular to finished flooring. But a finished floor with a small area rug is okay too. As long as it is not shag carpeting. :)-
NEO: "Then they want to drone on and on about themselves so consumed over the thought that they're just completely awesome."
Don't you mean TOTALLY AWESOME! ? And btw, were they all bald on the pay per strippers site? My guess is the married ones had nice carpeting.
I have some pictures of Zaporozhye, 38ruger. It is not much, but it might give you some ideas. There is an island there in the middle of the river, but I did not go. PM me if you want to see. Good luck.
to 38ruger -- all the recent nonsense was posted before your question showed up - don't be discouraged by many of the childish posts.
first advice I have is to leave your 38 at home.
second piece of advice is: don't worry about sending parcels later, if she is sincere and it turns out to be the genuine article, you have no need to send parcels later - EVER!
don't know which side of the evil empire you live. you will be flying into KIEV - BPP?
and then taking a train/bus to zaphrodite. I'm sure others will provide info on this trip. and if she is willing to get an apartment, let her - she did not ask for money and it is not through an agency, right? just let her do it and in the end you can offer to take care of it or split cost. did she offer to help pay for your plane ticket?
".....but in any normal year a normal person would spend 30 k on holidays and entertainment .."
Bloody hell, you think thats "normal" for a "normal" person! I think you are living on a diffrent planet to NORMAL people my friend.
I know a lot of "normal" people here in England and not one of them spends that much! I have many holidays a year and still dont manage to fritter away that much. I am just not stupid enough to waste it on 5 star hotels like your "normal" people you refer to. No wonder FSU women see western men as an easy touch with such an attitude....
yorkie67 - if I had 30K to blow the first thing I would do is try to pay off my house. do not lump anyone else with danny. I am almost normal and spending 5k on a vacation is a stretch. life is much different down under than up over.
Quote from Ralph29 - "I am almost normal and spending 5k on a vacation is a stretch. life is much different down under than up over."
Yes, life is definitely different down under. You obviously don't realise that it costs the best part of $3,000 just to get from this part of the world to Moscow, plus more to get to Kiev or wherever else is your final destination in the FSU. At $100+ (very conservative minimum) per day for accommodation and food your $5,000 is gone in two or three weeks (unless you mean 5k on top of the airfares). Although it may be easy for Northern Hemisphere people to just go for a week (or even a weekend from Britain), it takes us at least two days just to get to Moscow! Each of my trips so far has been over a month - it's just not worthwhile travelling for a shorter period.
Neoeclectic........ Nothing is perfect, but some signs of a girl being nothing more than BS might be things like: She's less than half your age. (Think about it. What reason does a 19 yo girl have for writing to a 40+ yo man?) She knows absolutely no English or any other foreign language. (How serious can a girl be about meeting a foreigner and moving to his country and she never bothered to learn the language or even try to?) She looks like a model. (I can think of at least 3 girls I have found who were actually professional models, who have been listed on several websites, who claimed to be oh so interested in me. Yea right...)
A funny story is that I made friends with a guy in Lugansk during my first trip to meet "my girl". We went to hang out one night at a disco Egoist where he introduced me to a beautiful young lady he knows. She is a professional model and was celebrating her 18th birthday that night. I didn't recognize her until later, but it turns out that she is a girl who was on Anastasia a couple years ago who wrote to me... she was listed as being 20 yo then. I told my friend about it. He told me that he knew of it. Her modelling photos had been used without her knowing.
And my favorite way to check a girl's sincerity is to look her up on a free site vkontakte.com or rambler. As I like to believe, if she really is so into you, she'll be more than happy to exchange letters with you on a free site.
Bottom line is to never let yourself get so caught up as to not just walk away when the whole thing starts to stink... there's probably a good reason why it's starting to stink.
Yep!!!! With very little to do!!!! A couple hours here,, a few there,,, a whole day at work!?? Tomorrow is Sunday here, and she wants to sleep in?? No,,,, not here!
She is a nice girl, and I can't say anything bad about her, but I can't say much good either!! We go out for dinner, and her tooth starts to hurt? Today, we went to the edge of the city, Sumy, and made Shishkabobs !! It was three hours worth,,, then her God-daughter had a baby, and they are in town tonight?? a Saturday night!!! Gone!! I'm not real happy at the moment!! If there is any more,,,, BS,, I will leave!!
Her agency,,, like always, wants me to meet other women! While that may sound good to most men,, I came here for one person!!! I have started to write to a few others, but to tell the truth, I'm rather turned off at the moment. To meet someone new, is to start all over again!! And that is giving me a bitter taste!!