>You're the first
>person who has been able to give me clear answers to most of my questions.
>Thanks again - Cheers Andrea (Andrea Batstone, BC, Canada)
You sound like a frustrated, bigotted, intolerant bully. There is no
need to write in such a non-constructive, confrontational style. -
Russia is a pain in the ass of a country... [everything] can turn into a
misadventure. Avoid Russia if you can. Hire "Uncle Pasha" or his charming
wife Olesya as your advisors and guardians if you cannot.
...be warned of his Easter despot's manner... [he will] sit in front of his
ancient laptop, wearing an Uzbek coat and sipping his Turkish coffee, patiently waiting
for you to really run into trouble. Then, with a sadistic smirk, he will proceed with that
peculiar lazy Asiatic efficiency to rescue you... My advice is to hear the gentle
suggestions he freely gives out and to act accordingly. And his fees - he prefers calling
them "contributions" - are more than reasonable given the headache he rids you
off ...... I only wish there were people like him in other cities, and especially in
Vladivostok, where I spend three days in the state of frustrated disorientation trying to
change tickets while knowing that the "Uncle Pasha way" solution is perhaps just
a phone call away.
By the way, write to me if you need advice on the Seul-Moscow-Vladivostok-Victoria,
BC-Seul travel loop.