Russian Sanctions

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This is what sanctions in Russia look like (above and below). A buddy of mine in Russia (east of Moscow) just sent these to me. He says that you can still buy everything, except that food is more expensive and … Continue reading

Trip Report Kiev

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I just wanted to take a quick moment and let everyone know how things are going in Ukraine.  I just wrapped up a few days in Kiev on my way to work in Europe.  It was a good trip that … Continue reading

#2 Planning a solo trip

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… Typical Russian Mom and her child … This post is co-written by Scott & Mike. The top part is Scott & Mike’s comments are below: Mike gave me a list of 9 items that he thought warranted discussion: topics … Continue reading

Getting a local sim card/phone.. (You need one)

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If you plan to take a trip over to see someone, I highly recommend getting a local phone sim card.  They are incredibly cheap, and well worth the investment for communication when setting up dates. The best way to do … Continue reading

Getting to and around Ukraine

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I wanted to write about this now, because it is the perfect time to travel to Ukraine…  It’s spring there, tourism is down from the protests, and prices are cheap now (just over $1000 round trip to Kiev from the … Continue reading

Russia is on sale!

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Unfortunately, war and the threat of war is nothing new and we continue to see rumors of conflict each year. With the Ukrainian “revolution” and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the prices of both currencies have plummeted. Baron Rothschild, an 18th … Continue reading

Passports and Visas

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If you decide to date an Eastern European Woman, sooner or later you are going to have to deal with passports and visas.  Good news for American Men as visa-free travel to the Ukraine is possible since 2007.  This is … Continue reading

Russia relaxes Visa requirements

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I have been corresponding with a wonderful woman that I met at Elena’s Models and I am making active plans to go and visit her.  Now comes the dreaded visa process.  I really wish that Russia would learn from Ukraine … Continue reading