I fully understand that a trip to Russia or the CIS is not the easiest thing in the world to do.
Everyone has the obligation to their studies, work or business, and I know that it can be very difficult to get off the fast-moving treadmill of life to seek love and adventure on the other end of the world.
These problems are further compounded by obvious logistical issues associated with time, money and lack of local expertise.
Or, in other words ..
Once you step off the plane for the first time you can ask yourself.
"Well, I'm in Russia .. What the hell do I do now?"
Well, gentlemen, relax ..
Because everything goes through it and it's why they call it "adventure."
And that's why anyone who is really going on here deserves respect in my book ..
You guys obviously know what you do not take weekend trips to Las Vegas .. or 4-day holiday special to Hawaii ..
You'll travel mostly decaying remnants of once proud and fell socialist empire.
You take a time machine in a mysterious past, along with all the intrigue and secrecy that goes with it.
And you use this chance at life in the hope of meeting a woman who inspires you and makes you "feel alive".
So with this in mind ..
This is a very good idea to find a few buddies trip.
Check out a site called travbuddy.
Looks like a pretty solid way to find someone who may be traveling in the same town as you and I recommend you check it out.
Now some of you may be traveling to meet someone you met online, or others may come here only to learn things on your own without any preconditions.
In any case, finding a travel buddy to do it with more solid idea as long as you let each other private time to doing what is necessary to meet the ladies and go on dates.
If any of you ever been scuba diving before, you can easily compare what I say on diving excursions.
Popular scuba diving trips, for example, can have a half-dozen or more divers on a boat to go to some exotic place of immersion.
All divers couples with their "dive friends, and then take a big splash in the blue .. (Or dark-green, if you prefer cold water, like diving in California instead ..)
Each pair of diving friends, of course go into their own separate directions.
And even the two guys in a couple of friends can dive to give yourself plenty of room and do some solo study as long as they are still in visual contact with each other.
If they lose sight of each other, then they should slowly head to the surface during the rotation of 360 degrees to find their friends in all directions. Once they reach the surface they have to swim and wait for their other friend who is also trained to appear to do the same.
Now you do not need to do anything as dramatic as it is until you get the phone first thing, when you land here. Keep in mind that many North American cell phones will not work here so just bite the bullet and get a new one, because it will be one of the most important tools and mechanisms for social protection, you will. So do not forget about it ..
Thus, to continue our diving analogy ..
Many divers prefer diving with an experienced "dive master" who can show them all the familiar sites. Obviously, in the case of travel in Russia is a "dive master" will be your translator, you will have to hire.
I personally recommend trying to get an attractive and outgoing interpreter, which corresponds to the age and general appearance of the lady you are trying to look for.
This interpreter will be extremely valuable to you in this trip, so take care of her.
If you're dealing with an agency who hired an interpreter for you to go ahead and pay for it yourself in order to quickly neutralize any potential fraud agency, or conflicts of interest. I recommend $ 50 per day or more if it works and can be your guide, even in the late hours. Obviously, do not forget to pay for her food or any of its duties taxi.
Do not be afraid to go to translators, if you find one with a strong factor of trust or good social network, which is more to your liking. Because quickly establish trust and get the best available social networks should be one of your main tasks.
There may be some interesting advantages in hiring local man as his interpreter.
perspectives of local residents can be very useful when you communicate and acquaintances in this part of the world. In general, it will be more open with you and tell you what and what not to do in any situation ... where, as a proper lady interpreter can sometimes be too polite to let you know if you are "screwing up".
He will know how to be bold, flirting and pour on the charm to melt the ice, and I assure you, he can probably do it better than 95% of men in the West.
True, he will not be pretty sweet hands at your side which is obviously desirable in many cases only from the unique experience point of view ..
But it can be very effective, "mercenary", if you manage to get the right guy.
End Note ..
So back to our party diving ..
When your group has completed a variety of tours and excursions during the day, it would be smart to meet all of the deck somewhere, and pow wow on the events of the day. You can compare all the notes and save valuable time and energy preparing for diving activities the next day.
Starting to see value in all this now?
Well .. I thought so ..
So go ahead and give this a shot travbuddy site, because last time I checked they were about 1700 people registered who were willing to go to Russia.
Good luck ..