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Offline Beaglerx2

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Need a connection.
« on: March 07, 2016, 08:38:19 PM »
It looks like I will be heading to Ukraine in a month, I have not been there for years and I was hoping someone would have a source for a modest apartment and perhaps taxi. I will be in Kiev and my partner and I will then go to Lviv. So any info out that way would be nice too. At one time I had a rolodex of people in a number of key cities but a lot of time has passed.

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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 08:55:43 PM »
Pls send me a pm.  I was in both cities last November.  I rented an excellent flat in central Kiev right on the nezavisimosti independe square.  The owner provided transfer and driver at an additional fee.  price was reasonsble and flat excellent.  In Lvov I rented a beautiful flat from the early 1900 with a lot of charm.  Also in the center.  Walking distance to the high castle and historic cemetery.  Both were thru airbnb. 

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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 10:36:43 PM »
I suggest you give this guy a try if you need a guide and interpreter.  Good luck to you!


http://www.ace-interpreter.com/
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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 12:22:38 AM »
I suggest you give this guy a try if you need a guide and interpreter.  Good luck to you!


http://www.ace-interpreter.com/

Thanks for that link, I will hang on to it though I mainly (at this point) need a reliable taxi, and accommodations.


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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 05:00:04 AM »
I suggest you give this guy a try if you need a guide and interpreter.  Good luck to you!


http://www.ace-interpreter.com/

Thanks for that link, I will hang on to it though I mainly (at this point) need a reliable taxi, and accommodations.

Do they have reliable taxis in Ukraine ? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 07:19:39 AM »
They have plenty of Daewoo Lanos taxis about Kiev, mostly with summer slicks on  :ROFL:
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 12:12:25 PM »
I always thought Ukrainian women in the foreign dating game always have their own personal taxi driver? You know at a special rate... :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 05:46:49 PM »
I suggest you give this guy a try if you need a guide and interpreter.  Good luck to you!


http://www.ace-interpreter.com/

Thanks for that link, I will hang on to it though I mainly (at this point) need a reliable taxi, and accommodations.

He can arrange that for you, no need to hire him as a guide or an interpreter.  He does the simple stuff as well and if you don't have any other connections I would use him.  Be careful allowing a woman to help you out with the accommodations.  If she's working for an agency or just rotten to begin with she will likely take advantage of you.
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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 10:10:01 PM »
Thanks for that Anteros, she is not from Kiev and at this  point it looks like I am the one to make apartment and taxi arraignments.
 THere was a guy I think Pavel I used years ago, anyone know if he is still in the biz?


-Side question.

I have an iphone (4 I think) which is not activated to a plan yet. Can that be charged up with a card over there and used?


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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2016, 12:42:09 AM »

-Side question.

I have an iphone (4 I think) which is not activated to a plan yet. Can that be charged up with a card over there and used?

Ukraine is like all other countries in the world, sim cards are available. Whether it will work on your phone depends on a number of factors, of which you will already know. Is it unlocked etc...

You say you've been to Ukraine before??
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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 02:46:04 AM »
I always thought Ukrainian women in the foreign dating game always have their own personal taxi driver? You know at a special rate... :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

Yawn.... I expect most UA women - just like their Russian counterparts would want to get a good deal for their visitor ...   

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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 11:31:55 AM »
You can go to L'viv from Kivy by train, plane or car (taxi). In the what it is worth the road is not so bad.

I have been numerous times to both cities. They are quite different in many respects.

The best coffee in L'viv is at the old square, called Centaur. But L'viv has a café culture so there are numerous places. There are a couple decent museums. Go to the Pinsel museum and look for the foot sticking out the ceiling. There also is the house where Leopold R. von Sacher-Masoch was born and lived in. There you can see what level of pain and abuse your girl friend (partner) can tolerate.

In Kivy go the top of Podil and walk down on a weekend looking at the street art (most quite bad) If you want more exercise walk up! If you enjoy contemporary art there is the Pinchuk center. Two more traditional museums are the East West Museum and another dedicated to Russian art. They are close to each other opposite the University. Another museum dedicated to Ukraine art is close to Maidan. One cool building is in the government building complex called The House of the Chimaeras or Horodecki House. 

Numerous travel reports on RUA describe both cities in detail.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2016, 02:07:36 PM »
If your with a FSU women you needn't really worry about taxis anyway??  I mean you just let her stand at side of the road and hitch a car , takes 5 mins for about 10 rides to pull up..
We do it all the time..
Some snobs may say "I wouldn't do that theres no insurance"  But it doesn't really matter anyway, if your in a official taxi and have an accident you can be sure never to receive any compensation.. :laugh:
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Re: Need a connection.
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2016, 02:13:05 PM »
If your with a FSU women you needn't really worry about taxis anyway??  I mean you just let her stand at side of the road and hitch a car , takes 5 mins for about 10 rides to pull up..
We do it all the time..
Some snobs may say "I wouldn't do that theres no insurance"  But it doesn't really matter anyway, if your in a official taxi and have an accident you can be sure never to receive any compensation.. :laugh:

The dodgy one we hailed off the street in Chelyabinsk last June had a bullet hole in the windscreen I kid you not! It was some stone if it wasn't.......
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2016, 02:24:11 PM »
If your with a FSU women you needn't really worry about taxis anyway??  I mean you just let her stand at side of the road and hitch a car , takes 5 mins for about 10 rides to pull up..
We do it all the time..
Some snobs may say "I wouldn't do that theres no insurance"  But it doesn't really matter anyway, if your in a official taxi and have an accident you can be sure never to receive any compensation.. :laugh:

The dodgy one we hailed off the street in Chelyabinsk last June had a bullet hole in the windscreen I kid you not! It was some stone if it wasn't.......

My sister and husband were over last summer we pulled a car over and she said "Im not getting in there!!!" I told her to get in and shut up  :laugh:

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