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« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2007, 04:40:24 PM »
Kuna,
I am headed home tomorrow night. I have two dates scheduled for tomorrow and I would like to contact R2 and D again.

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« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2007, 04:56:54 PM »
I'm shaking my head...sorry but the fact that she is MARRIED speaks volumes to me about the quality of the agency you have chosen Bill. Obviously these people are either not screening the women or they are bait.
Not a good sign in my book.
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2007, 05:09:47 PM »
Rvrwind. I did not meet this woman through an agency. She was a cute waitress that was at the restuarant at one of my dates.

I have tried to meet women a multitude of ways including just walking up and talking to them.

Phil had some cool things to say about you
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« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2007, 03:49:52 AM »
Oh, Okay, I thought she was an agency woman, Sorry.
It seems she may be looking to trade up. ;) Glad you chose to run, messing with married women here is a whole lot different than back in the real world. Russian men are not well known for their Teddy Bear dispositions & are real jealous! I've seen an incident or three over here & the resulting outcome ain't pretty.
Oh Ooooo, Phil spreadin' the word, gotta find a hidin' spot now!!! ;D ;D
Keep on keepin' on Bill!!! :)
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2007, 04:53:07 PM »
Hey 2Tall!

Thanks for the kind words!  Sorry I didn't get to see you again before you left town, but from reading this I can see how you were kind of busy!

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you and having lunch! 

Hope we can meet again!!

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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2007, 03:23:03 AM »
Phil, looks like your confuser , I mean computer is back to working again.

I will post more as soon as I can take a breath.

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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2007, 03:16:50 PM »
It wasn't cold but the picture sure looks like it.
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2007, 03:19:37 PM »
I stayed in an apartment that looked like the typical demilitarized zone, but it was actually quiet and safe.
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« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2007, 01:07:51 PM »
New Years party in St Pete
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« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2007, 01:14:56 PM »
I don't have any idea what the picture of this is. Everywhere I turned there was some big old building with a statue in front of it. This is typical everytime I turned around.
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« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2007, 04:01:42 PM »
I see you partied at Phils on New Years. I recognize the furniture, LOL Good one Phil & Nina know how to throw a good shagg!!! ;D
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2007, 04:41:16 PM »
Rvrwind.....
He must have a rented it out LOL or it must be a common type, because I wasnt at Phils.

It was a woman's flat Named Nastya........

I will make a post this evening

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« Reply #62 on: January 11, 2007, 05:39:20 PM »
On my dates I kind of came up with a routine,

A couple of things that I brought that I havent noticed before were a

I brought a pad of paper. I can write out a word or draw something to explain it. I do this at work all the time it worked wonders here.

A couple of coffee table books of the area, and I came up with a little description of each picture. Alcatraz and Ghiradellis chocolates got the most attention.

I have a couple of Russian language jokes I would tell. Feel free to steal them for your own uses.

My first one was about my theory on Russian and English language.
I believe that English words are primarily formed with the tongue and
I believe that Russian words are primarily formed with the lips.
They would generally agree with this....
My punch line was

"Since you speak both you must be a great kisser."

I also told them that I thought that by kissing a native speaking Russian woman that I would greatly improve my Russian.

I tell her that I have theories on most things.

Then a little later If I liked her I would expand on my serious theories about keeping a happy wife.
It goes like this:

I have theories on keeping a happy wife. A woman is a complicated and fragile creature. A famous author wrote a book that Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. (I have not read this book) He is correct in this assessment. So my theory is that you should ignore a woman at your peril. A woman is NOT a doormat (to wipe your feet on), or a maid, or a servant. If you treat her like a servant, a maid or doormat your life will be like very uninspiring as a result. If however you kiss her, surprise her, call her to tell you how you appreciate and care for her, tell her in the presence of others how wonderful she is, and love her like life itself depends on it. You will have a most enthusiastic, creative, passionate and, exciting wife that can not wait to get her man into a private situation. She will make her husband smile throughout the day (and sing her name at night) and call her again to tell her how wonderful she is. It is a self perpetuating prophecy. Love begets more love which begets more love. It is simple if you give a woman love, surprises, respect, care, and kisses you will get a tigress wife, a confidant, and a woman who will slay a multitude of problems throughout her day and still think of creative ways to make her man happy. Some days a woman will be sad, afraid, or gloomy for no reason. It is something that happens due to the nitrogen content in the air or maybe the rotation of the earth or possibly due to the magnetic aspects of the North Pole or something that men are not smart enough to understand. If on these days a husband spends a little extra time to let her know how much he cares about her and how much he needs and loves his wife she will bounce back to her brave and happy self in short order.

This is my formal written theory so, when just talking about it I sometimes leave out things like singing his name at night etc.

Also please NOTE that I said ******IF I LIKED HER****** I didnt talk about this unless I really liked them.

Usually by this time I have a very interested Ruskia and we talk about a number of things.

to be continued..............
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« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2007, 02:08:06 AM »
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Rvrwind.....
He must have a rented it out LOL or it must be a common type, because I wasnt at Phils
Really, my mistake then.
Sure looks like the same shelves & those speakers look like his.
Mmmm, maybe a generic thing, LOL.
I do apologize.
I like your schpeal for those you like, very romantic stuff, women like romantic stuff. ;)
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2007, 08:21:01 AM »
Nope, it's not my place... my shelves aren't quite so elaborate.

You really should get up here more often!!



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« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2007, 08:35:00 AM »
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You really should get up here more often!!
Yeah, it has been awhile, LOL. Have to do that soon. :)
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« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2007, 06:50:45 PM »
another Russian building
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2007, 09:18:49 PM »
Elena calls and tells me I have two more dates.
J2 first and V2 second. J2 and V2 are both highly recommended by Elena.

I go to flip on the light in my flat and the light makes a popping sound and goes out. Damn I think now my room will be dark. But its worse than that. The power is out in the entire flat.

I have a flashlight but now I have to find it. It becomes progressively more important that I find it because my bladder is about to burst. I somehow find it in the dark and finish my call to nature. I bathe, shave, find clothes and get dressed in the dark. To my relief I spilled very little blood during the shaving routine. I can't iron my clothes however and put on the least Rumpled ones I can find.

I am red green color blind which is much worse in the dark. I have a couple of systems to keep track of what colors go with what, but in the dark all bets are off.

I luckily have my cell phone fully charged, Elena calls and says she is outside to pick me up for my next date. I am ready with at least 4 to 5 seconds to spare.

I meet with J2 and she has to watch her sisterís children later so I mistakenly thought she said that we need to go to the Metro, my apartment is between the Metro and the Moscowitz train station. So I walk us in that direction. J2 is tall just under six feet tall and attractive and very interested in me. She knew every fact and word on my profile and her English was quite good.

We were able to talk as if we knew each other for some time but the problem was that I was now comparing everyone I meet to R2 now and there was just more electricity with R2. I then realized that I had led her in the opposite direction to where she needed to go. She had thought that I was just leading her there to get closer to my apartment. Maybe I was doing that subconsciously but I really thought I was doing a good deed.

We had tea and cake (the staples of the Ruskia diet) and I walked her back to where she should have been headed. Kiss on the cheek and off I go to meet Elena and V2 which is hours away. I call Andre the apartment manager and he doesnt act like he really cares about the light not working in the apartment. I even used the "I think I smell smoke" which will get any non Russian apartment manager running.

To be continued...........
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« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2007, 08:43:53 PM »
I forgot a little story a couple of days earlier. After one of my dates I had the guy at the hotel call me a taxi and negotiate the fare. I did this because everything has two prices a low price for Russians and a high price for me and other foreigners. A taxi soon showed up and I jumped inside. He would not drive away with me. Eventually he was able to tell me he was waiting for someone else.

So the guy standing at the door flags down a car (every car in the FSU is a potential taxi). He negotiates the fare and sends me on my way. The driver of the private car says something to me @TKRGBM<QBNIIO( and then )(&)*NONOO**Y(&GB) ) )U UUU.........He quickly realizes that I am not a Ruskiy and makes a couple of turns and drops me off where I am supposed to meet Elena.

I pay the guy get out and he is gone. He just dumped me on a random street. It doesn't immediately dawn on me but when it did I had a big barrel laugh about it. I use my ability to ask for directions to the many cute Ruskiaís that I saw all over, and about 25 minutes later I arrive at Elena's agency. She was very concerned. I didnít give it a second thought.

Back to where I left the T/R...........

I call Elena at www.love-formula.com and she calls the apartment manager as a favor because she did not help me get the flat to begin with. Elena helped me with a ticket problem as well even though she did not get the tickets for me.

I guess what I am saying is that she is nice and helpful even when she isn't getting a commission for something.

Elena gets Andre (the apartment guy) to agree to come by the apartment and check it out. I was supposed to check out at noon originally but I talked to Andre the day before and he agreed that I could stay until 6:00pm since I was leaving at 7:00pm to go to the airport and fly to Moscow.

I try to pack in the dark and basically just stuffed everything into my bags. I had bought a few things while I was there like an iron, some knives because all flats that I have ever been to in the FSU have lousy knives. I like to cook and having a couple of knives is essential.

Before you know it Elena calls and is ready to pick me up for a meeting with V2. One detail about Elena, she likes her office and her cars to be at least warm enough to bake bread in. I know a number of women who are the same way. I am wearing a sweater and I'm sweating.

I meet V2 and sheís a doll. She is funny, sassy and is able to throw me off my game a couple of times with humor or teasing. She gave me a book of Russian short stories written in English and we had a good time. She has to leave because of a previous thing that she had to go to. Otherwise I would have been happy to spend the rest of my few hours with her. I give her a kiss on the cheek and I am off hoofing it back to my flat.


I decide to give R2 a call and see if I can't meet her again for tea. We set it up to meet outside my flat and walk to a nearby cafe. I need another shower from the power walking and the ride in Elenaís mobile bakery. Andrť shows up and I explain what I did and what happened.

I know slightly less about electricity than I do about time travel. I looked in the panel before and there were only two circuit breakers. I tried them both. The power would come on for 1/2 a second then be right back off. I know that they use 220 here and decided that having been shocked many times with 110 here I will avoid messing around any further.

Andre changed the light bulb in the room and went back to flick the circuit breaker again. I see a poof and some light in the panel and the power goes out. Remember I know very little about electricity but I think that maybe there might be some dust inside the switch so I go over and blow on the switch and flick the switch again.

So I am a genius and the power is restored! So I gather my things to get in the shower plug in my iron and cell phone and get ready to jump in the bath.
Andre is not capable of leaving this alone. He flips the switch a number of times and now we are in darkness again.

I thought the cab thing was funny. I thought that a million things about my trip were funny. But in total darkness, and smelling like I rolled in something dead, and with a date in a few minutes, and when it really did not need to be dark at all I was able to maintained my composure. I rarely lose my temper and I was going to simply take a fast bath / shower with the water weasel attachment while Andrť flipped the switch a hundred more times.

BUT.........When Audre asked me to pay extra for staying later than noon that my amazing powers that I have to keep my cool disappeared. My head exploded and using not nearly enough Russian for most people to understand I explained to Audrey that he had D*rmo for brains (Sh*t) and that flying pigs, snow balls from hell and him having sex with two super models were all going to happen way before he got more money from me.

Audre went back to the circuit breakers and concentrated on it like the answers to all the problems of the Universe were inside instead of two circuit breakers. I still to this day can't believe what happened. He flipped the switch and the power was back on.

I gave him the extra money and showered, put on an ironed shirt and met R2 outside for some tea and cake. Andre will be meeting a couple of super models at any time now.

To be continued...........

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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2007, 07:29:44 AM »
Ok I give...why the switch to give him the money?  Did you get my PM?

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« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2007, 11:09:27 AM »
Av8or1,

Sorry I didn't return your PM earlier. I wanted to give you something better than a half baked answer.

About the decision to pay him, I rarely loose my temper and Andre looked so pathetic that I felt sorry for him after my tirade. Really words can't describe the intensity that he used to stare at the electrical panel and..........I don't know I just a big softy I guess.

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Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2007, 01:24:04 AM »
WARNING  boring traveling part of trip report ahead.
WARNING  boring traveling part of trip report ahead.
WARNING  boring traveling part of trip report ahead.

Since I packed primarily in the dark I just stuffed all my clothes in my various bags without any concern for folding or wrinkles. I did take make sure I had a clean set of clothing in my carry on bag for the arduous trip home. I Elena and her husband gave me a ride to the airport in St Petersburg and went inside to make sure I was in the right spot. I arrived in Moscow at nearly Midnight with a 7 hour layover.

I briefly entertained the idea of taking a taxi to see Red Square or something but I realized that scrambling around the last several days was beginning to take a toll and I had a very long trip ahead of me. Aeroflot has a transfer booth with two babushkas working in it. I talked to them and they warned me to avoid the cab drivers. I smiled and chatted with them while waiting for the baggage to arrive.

After collecting my bags I went back to the booth to make sure I could find the free shuttle. When they realized my plan was to stay in the other airport all night they said that they could find a cheap hotel ($60) on the way to the airport. After looking at my tickets they said it was too early to take the free transport to the airport and called and set up a taxi (100 rubles) to pick me up at the hotel and take me to the airport at 5:00am.

Then one of the babushkas decided to walk me through the taxi drivers and wait for the transport with me in the rain. Itís another case where being friendly and talking to people has paid dividends. She got into the bus and told the bus driver where to drop me.

I slept for 3 glorious hours, showered and got into the taxi and arrived at the airport. Here is where stuffing my clothes into my bags paid off. Every single passenger had to put their bags on a table and every single item was removed and checked. Then I just stuffed it back in drawing a few laughs from the security folks.

I asked for an exit row seat but was told no at the check in counter (not fluent in Russian). I was seated again with a woman and a child and thoughts of teeth marks again entered my mind. I helped a couple really short babushkas lift their bags into the overhead bins and charmed a flight attendant by doing so and she put me in an exit row seat by a cute Ruskia named E5. She spoke excellent English and we had a number of nice conversations. (I think the flight was 11 or so hours)

I had a 6 hour 30 minute layover at JFK (I changed my shirt in the bathroom) an hour wait on the tarmac and a 5 and a half hour flight to SFO and an hour drive to get home to my bed. Then I drove 12 hours to pick up my son and after a few hours sleep a quick 12 hour drive back home. I slept like a baby.

I will review my notes and post a random notes / summation soon.
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« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2007, 12:56:48 AM »
Totally Random Notes

After reading my report I wish there was a way to go back and correct all my errors in spelling and grammar. I usually try to check it better but things were happening too quickly and I was scrambling unsuccessfully to keep everything up to date. Also they served Piva at the internet cafť which could have been a factor as well.

I accidentally left my beauty bag, the bag with all the essential items to keep up my sleek and handsome appearance behind, including my razor, toothbrush, hair gel etc. I would have really enjoyed the toothbrush when I arrived at JFK. I did bring along a huge quantity of sugarless gum which every Ruskias loved after tea and cake or a meal.

I brought with me one large bath towel. The towels provided at every apartment that I have been to in the FSU have been thread bare and suitable only for drying small things that are only slightly damp.

Elena at www.love-formula.com has several women in picture books that are not on her website. If you are heading to St Petersburg I would recommend talking to her.

I also had a good response from the people at Russianlovematch. Oksana and Alena were both very helpful and put me in touch with Elena. Oksana even helped me with a Russian word or phrase that I couldnít figure out (in transliteration so I could understand).

I brought a note book with me to draw out ideas and to write words. Most Russian women can read words they donít understand when spoken. But this next part is a key precaution! Make sure that you have a place marked (I bent the page over) where you donít show another womanís notes or words or drawings. Since I started in the front and worked to the back I simply opened it to spot with an empty page in between.

Someone asked me about my decision to pay Andre after the day in the dark incident. I rarely loose my temper and he looked so pathetic after my tirade. Really words canít describe the intensity that he used to stare at the electrical panel and I guess Iím just a big softy. To his credit he refused to take it at first so I put it in his front pocket.

I really liked the idea of just walking up to women and talking to them but after the one day Elena had me too busy to try it again except for the date I managed to get with the married waitress.

So far on each of my 5 trips having a small flashlight was essential. I have used it to shave with (and to find and remove traces of shaving cream) quite a number of times.

I emailed myself a signed notarized copy of an Attestation form. This is a form disclosing how many times I was convicted of felonies, drug smuggling and prostitution ring running etc. to keep in tune with the laws enacted last March. I only had to report the rings I was caught running however. I gave a copy of the disclosure form to the agencies that I went to.

In Russian grocery stores they have yards of rows of squeeze bags of mayonnaise. Some of these bags have tomatoes on them, some have cucumbers. Others have various interesting things pictured on the bag. So being adventurous and remembering all the different things that they will put in a carton of milk, I selected three different bags thinking I would have just about the most exciting sandwiches in the FSU. When I got home I found that I had three bags of identical mayonnaise as far as I can tell. I might use a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise a day so three bags would be at least a years supply.

Three bags of mayonnaise would most likely be a three week supply for your average Ruskia. They put lots of mayonnaise on everything even their soup sometimes. They also will put sour cream in their soup which before my first trip to the FSU I had never tried. Now I put it in borsch and itís quite tasty. Russian sour cream is thinner than American sour cream but thicker than Mexican and in my opinion tastes better.

Almost all restaurants have several kinds of juice; many are made fresh for you on the spot. I had a couple different kinds with each meal that I ate out. This is one place where you can trust the pictures on the juice boxes in a Russian store. If it has pineapples on it then you are getting pineapple juice.

Every grocery store had a variety of mystery meats. I had no idea what many of them were so I stayed with precooked ham which I felt fairly safe with.

I know a little Spanish (I live in California) and can tell you that I have often confused it with Russian at times. I would be searching for a word in Russian and the Spanish word (itís a foreign language after all) would pop out. I can tell you for a fact that if you substitute Spanish word for a Russian word it will not help you in anyway to get your idea across. I can also tell you if you say a Russian word for a Spanish word to a Mexican that he will look at you cross eyed.

In an airport I saw a group of Russian men smoking directly beneath a No Smoking sign. When an American fired up his cigarette (he was wearing a cowboy hat) an airport official quickly came over and told him it was against the rules.

On a previous trip I was in an airplane (KLM) and when somebody entered the bathroom there was a drawing of a man and a woman in a circle with a line through it. There were a couple of College guys seated next to me drinking and having a good time. I pointed to the sign and they explained to me that it meant that the bathroom was occupied. Relieved I told them I thought it meant that the mile high club was not allowed. They thought this was so hilarious that they insisted that I have a drink with them.

Summary
This is my fifth trip to the FSU. I have read hours and hours and hours on this forum and others. Anytime I saw a new trip report I read it with zeal. I had already read all of the archives and old reports a couple of times each. I came to think I almost knew some of the people writing these reports and making all these posts. I think I learned a lot and decided to make a trip myself. I had to learn some of the lessons told by others the hard way (thinking that surely this couldnít happen to me), but I avoided a many of the common pitfalls.

Initially I wasnít going to write a trip report but then I thought that I have gained so much from the reports of others that I should pass on to others what so many others have passed on to me.

I have decided to write to V2 to see where it may lead. I have tried to call her but havenít been able to reach her as of today.

I was asked earlier what I was seeking for in a woman and this is what I wrote in my profile. Itís a little corny but here it is.

I am not looking for a woman that I can live with, I am looking for a woman that I can't live without. What am I looking for? I want it all. I want love, beauty, passion, honesty, a confidant, a real companion, a lover, a wife. I want a woman who wants to be a woman and who wants her man to be a man. (I told you I want it all :-) I am a Catholic and I am looking for a Christian woman, I don't fall on my knees and pray every five minutes but I am a believer and NOT looking for an atheist.

I havenít found the end of the rainbow yet and I will never stop looking until I find it. I will not give up seeking that which would make me happy.

I especially want to thank all those people who wrote a trip report before me and the ones writing them now.

If I think of something else to add I will. Thanks again for all the nice things that so many people have said in this post and pms.

Take care,

Bill
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Re: Trippin in St Pete
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2007, 01:17:40 AM »
Well Done Bill.
Even though you may not have found 'the one' you deffinitly have some fond memories. That in my mind makes any trip abroad a success. If you can go home & charish those memories you already have accomplished what many others have failed to & that is to expand your horizons & your knowledge of the world we live in & the people we share it with. :)
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« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2007, 03:09:30 AM »
One of the greatest trip reports I have read so far. My compliments!
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