Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Odessa, Ukraine

So Friday is a holiday here. Katie and I are going to Odessa, Ukraine on the Black Sea. A two hour, direct flight from Moscow, a beach - Why not?

I was doing some research tonight, and came across this website... which offers "Ukraine Travel Tips - Ukraine Guidlines for Foreign Men"

http://www.odessa-guide.com/guidelines.shtml

If you could use a laugh, please read... Also, please note that this was written in January 2008! But sad thing is, this really is serious - it is not a joke.

Some more interesting, sad reading...
http://www.kyivpost.com/nation/42838

I really do think beer is viewed as a soft drink here. I can't tell you how many times I see people drinking, and I have to look to see what time it is.

Well, it is 10:12 pm here, and it is still light outside....but I am going to bed soon.

7 comments:

Kozan Bob said...

I wish they'd had those beer vending machines when I was a kid, would've made grade school a lot more interesting.

Michelle said...

ha ha ha.... yeah, I had a conversation tonight about how each county decides when alcohol is sold in the US.... was quite interesting... I got the question about how was the US a homogenous nation when each county decided on different laws..

Kozan Bob said...

Damn, whoever said the US was a homogenous nation? I've been fighting pretty hard against that lately....

Michelle said...

it is quite interesting how americans a viewed.... our "one nation under god". one guy asked me if my parents had a garden with an american flag in it....

Kozan Bob said...

Those things don't grow well at all. I prefer plants.

Sharon said...

I like your new apt. Glad you do too. Thanks for sending so many pictures. I really continue to enjoy getting your view of life in Russia. Love, Sharon

guru said...

congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.

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