Open Question: Is Ukraine a racist country?
I was with my Ukrainian girlfriend in the city of Nikolaev(Mykolaiv) in southern Ukraine. We went into a restaurant to have something to eat, this restaurant was right in the centre of the city, in the square. So it was a very prominent restaurant. So we went in and sat down. A few minutes later the waitress came to our table and spoke to my wife in Russian, I thought she was talking about the menu or the food they had on offer. But then my girlfriend says lets leave and puts her scarf and coat on. I was thinking that maybe they didn't have what she wanted or something, that's why she wanted to leave. So I asked her why are we leaving and she said she will tell us when we are outside. When we were outside, she said that they didn't allow foreigners in that restaurant. But I think that wasn't true, I think they wanted me to leave because I am not white European. My girlfriend didn't talk about it too much, perhaps because she was a little bit ashamed, but to be honest I felt angry. If this happened in any other country, I probably would of gone back in and complained and made a bit of a scene and complained about their disgusting racist policy. But as I know that Ukraine is run by a lot of corrupt oligarchs and the mafia, I decided to let it slide so to speak. But I have to say that I was very angry inside. Is this quite normal in Ukraine? Do non whites often get discriminated against? This was my first ever visit to Ukraine and the first ever time I have experienced racism. My family are from Istanbul and we are a well educated family. Ukraine is not too far for us by plane, but I don't think I will return to Ukraine in a hurry after that bad experience. my mistake, she is my girlfriend, but I want to marry her. But this is besides the point. @D J, I fail to see any cultural mishap here, I practically got thrown out of this restaurant, well we were asked to leave, basically because of me and how I look. What is cultural about that? Why would you say I was asked to leave then? If I was a Ukrainian or a blonde German, I doubt I would of been asked to leave. I love my partner, but I think some Ukrainians at least are very prejudiced or racist.
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 5:38 pm
Open Question: Was I too cheap or too
I was chatting online with a lady who lives in Nikolaev Ukraine. I have been there once by tour bus and almost no one in that city knows any English. Meanwhile lots of people in Odessa speak English fluently. So I proposed to the lady that I pay her to take a holiday to meet with me for one week, only a friends, nothing romantic or sexual, and I would pay her for her time she took off of work. This was my offer: I will come to Ukraine to meet with you on only one condition, and that is that you take one week off of work and come to Odessa to meet with me. In return for your efforts I will give to you $1,000 USD to replace your lost income from work for that one week, I will rent for you a separate hotel room for you and your interpreter while you are in Odessa for that one week, and I will pay to you $300 to cover your transportation expenses for you and your interpreter to travel between Nikolaev and Odessa, I will pay your interpreter the standard $20 per hour interpretation fee, and of course I will pay for our restaurant meals while all 3 of us are meeting in Odessa. This way I don’t have to worry about getting lost in Ukraine and missing my flight back home, and you will have an ‘All-Expenses-Paid’ week off of work as a mini-holiday and that will give us so much more time to talk and get to know each other. This is beneficial for both you and for me. So please let me know when you wish for us to have this mini-holiday together and we can begin making plans for our first meeting in Odessa together. I'm bored and I'm IMPOTENT, so I cannot have sex even if I had to. So don't worry, I'm not a sex tourist. I a simply bored. (I wish I could type more in each of these small windows, sorry about that.) Anyways, it would be a hell of a lot just to meet a lady for some tea, and I'm pretty sure she won't go for it. But if she does then I will gladly pay her, I'm helping her to have a nice holiday I guess. Did I offer her to much, or too little? We would only be chatting as friends, then we'll probably never see each other again after that, unless she wants to go to Malta or some other place, that would be cool. UPDATE: A fine gentleman at a 'Russian Dating' blog just pointed me out to some MGTOW videos pertaining to Russian women, and OH MY GOD, I did not know that those women were so horrible !! I hope she tells me to go jump in the lake because now I've totally changed my mind, I don't want to spend a penny going to meet with her, they are TOXIC.
Posted on 31 March 2016 | 3:03 pm
Open Question: How has the
How has the separatist war in Eastern Ukraine affected life for the people in Nikolayev?" I was planning a trip to Kiev and then to Nikolayev; but temporarily canceled it when all this chaos with the war in eastern Ukraine erupted. I am still going at a later date but I am concerned as to the safety for United States citizens as well as curious to the living conditions of daily life in Nikolayev and tourism.
How has the "separatist" war in Eastern Ukraine affected life for the people in Nikolayev?
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 12:52 am
Resolved Question: Teaching english abroad?
My freind and girlfriend live in nikolaev, Ukraine
And i am at a time in my life where i need a change of pace.... my freind suggested living in ukraine for a while and teaching english, while i get to know my girlfreind.
I am not sure i need a degree to teach english to slavic students.
But i am still wanting to get some education in the mental aspect of teaching.
Like maybe a course in teaching. I am not a very good writer and my grammar skills need work.
does anyone have any suggestions to get me teaching in less than a year or two?
Also i am learning Russian/Ukrainian. I would be working for a school.
The owners are american and Ukrainian. But im still in the research phase of my adventure.
I am a empty nester. And drive a truck for a living now locally.
The school claims a fulltime teacher can make upwards of 750 ukrainian.
Wich they claim would give me a comfortable life in nikolaev.
But, im going to research everything. But, it sounds very exciting!
And my gf is just so excited i might move there. Her grand parents are in poor health and doesn't want to to leave ukraine.
I do have a decent safety net her in the states, so i dont plan on getting stranded here.
Posted on 15 July 2013 | 12:14 pm
Resolved Question: What is the price for a
what is the cost for a flight from raleigh, north carolina to nikolaev, ukraine?
Posted on 30 April 2013 | 12:58 pm