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Sent to Siberia
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:02:23 AM »
Well hello, Russia...I'm back...

A few loose ends to tie up here... It's above freezing - the snow is melting - piled up atthe airport and by the road-side   - and the the taxi drive from the airport to the hotel was great..driving through huge muddy puddles - felt like I was in a car rally  :chuckle:

For those of who who've never been to Siberia .... there's a reason why the model agencies come here...On the plane here..I've never seen so many good looking lasses.

When I went through passport control, I was puzzled - the lady didn't ask me to sign the immigration slip..the one that one normally signs twice  - keeping one part until leaving.

Is this new ? Sparky just left today - hopefully he'll know.

I did ask the passport lady..''Ni dolzhen delat resolutzi ?'' - sorry about my Russian - and she smiled and waved me through..I was the last through...I sat and waited for the queue to subside....passport control was doing Russian citizens in 30secs, or less - so not long to get through.



 

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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 02:21:16 PM »
Well hello, Russia...I'm back...

A few loose ends to tie up here... It's above freezing - the snow is melting - piled up atthe airport and by the road-side   - and the the taxi drive from the airport to the hotel was great..driving through huge muddy puddles - felt like I was in a car rally  :chuckle:

For those of who who've never been to Siberia .... there's a reason why the model agencies come here...On the plane here..I've never seen so many good looking lasses.

When I went through passport control, I was puzzled - the lady didn't ask me to sign the immigration slip..the one that one normally signs twice  - keeping one part until leaving.

Is this new ? Sparky just left today - hopefully he'll know.

I did ask the passport lady..''Ni dolzhen delat resolutzi ?'' - sorry about my Russian - and she smiled and waved me through..I was the last through...I sat and waited for the queue to subside....passport control was doing Russian citizens in 30secs, or less - so not long to get through.

What were you trying to tell/ask her??

If you were asking her if there was any need to sign the immigration slip, you may have achieved a better result by saying " Ni dolzhen delat avtograf ", of better still " Я не должен делать автограф ", which, I suggest that most Russians would understand.

Damn my Russian is better than Moby's   :ROFL:



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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 10:45:19 PM »

What were you trying to tell/ask her??

Ask her, naturally..
 :'(

The rest of your statement is 'interesting'...SC looked at your 'suggestion' and wondered if I thought the passport control lady would be thinking my signature was worth collecting  :ROFL:



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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 01:04:42 AM »

What were you trying to tell/ask her??

Ask her, naturally..
 :'(

The rest of your statement is 'interesting'...SC looked at your 'suggestion' and wondered if I thought the passport control lady would be thinking my signature was worth collecting  :ROFL:

My your superiority complex is showing through today.

So what exactly were you asking with ''Ni dolzhen delat resolutzi ?''
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 01:17:21 AM »
It should be pointed out that both the flights from Bangkok to Novosibirsk and on to Sochi were nearly full..I flew S7 and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

At the prices being charged - it seems Russia could do with some entrepreneurial spirit in the form of low cost airline competition

Sometimes I can get flights to / from Moscow to Sochi for 30 USD ... at the weekend, they were 30 times that.


One last traveller tip.. if flying economy with an airline that offers a choice of hot meal ... don't sit nearer to the back... the Chicken option ran out with the passenger in 34E beating me to the option to decline the fish  :chuckle:

AT Gypo, my 'superiority complex' derives from your 'interesting' variant for asking , ''no need to sign?'' and was just another Gypo fail... I checked with a second



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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 02:35:22 AM »
Oh, Manny, I think Moby's sig line has a small typo!

Correctly it should read 'I am an habitual liar and utterly dishonest.'
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 05:59:04 AM »
The immigration card is printed out for you at passport control and it has been that way for years. No signature, no muss, no fuss.

я не должен подписать? This is how I would ask. But actually, if no one says anything to me at passport control I'm off and running; I don't ask questions :). Only silly foreigners do :P.
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 06:08:54 AM »
The immigration card is printed out for you at passport control and it has been that way for years. No signature, no muss, no fuss.

я не должен подписать? This is how I would ask. But actually, if no one says anything to me at passport control I'm off and running; I don't ask questions :). Only silly foreigners do :P.

100%.

I only suggested the word "Autograph", as its easier to remember, and also means "Signature", as told to me by my Russian teacher.

Its how I began, and it was always understood.

Most certainly much better than "Resolutzi" (I don't know what it is supposed to mean even).  ???
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 01:54:01 AM »
Well hello, Russia...I'm back...

A few loose ends to tie up here... It's above freezing - the snow is melting - piled up atthe airport and by the road-side   - and the the taxi drive from the airport to the hotel was great..driving through huge muddy puddles - felt like I was in a car rally  :chuckle:

For those of who who've never been to Siberia .... there's a reason why the model agencies come here...On the plane here..I've never seen so many good looking lasses.

When I went through passport control, I was puzzled - the lady didn't ask me to sign the immigration slip..the one that one normally signs twice  - keeping one part until leaving.

Is this new ? Sparky just left today - hopefully he'll know.

I did ask the passport lady..''Ni dolzhen delat resolutzi ?'' - sorry about my Russian - and she smiled and waved me through..I was the last through...I sat and waited for the queue to subside....passport control was doing Russian citizens in 30secs, or less - so not long to get through.

For those of who who've never been to Siberia .... there's a reason why the model agencies come here...On the plane here..I've never seen so many good looking lasses.

You shouldn't be looking at them? Or do you do it through the corner of your eye whilst pretending to sleep? And lastly have you a blanket covering yourself whilst doing this ??  :laugh:
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 10:04:31 PM »


For those of who who've never been to Siberia .... there's a reason why the model agencies come here...On the plane here..I've never seen so many good looking lasses.

You shouldn't be looking at them?

Or do you do it through the corner of your eye whilst pretending to sleep? And lastly have you a blanket covering yourself whilst doing this ??  :laugh:

Good lord, no...I look, they know that I know I'm just admiring the view... SC knows the western expression ...'why eat a hamburger, when steak awaits at home'..

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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 03:49:49 AM »


For those of who who've never been to Siberia .... there's a reason why the model agencies come here...On the plane here..I've never seen so many good looking lasses.

You shouldn't be looking at them?

Or do you do it through the corner of your eye whilst pretending to sleep? And lastly have you a blanket covering yourself whilst doing this ??  :laugh:

Good lord, no...I look, they know that I know I'm just admiring the view... SC knows the western expression ...'why eat a hamburger, when steak awaits at home'..

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
From the person who has admitted to being a hamburger lover..  :ROFL:

Does she also know the western expression..."When the cats away, the mouse will play".   ???

Makes a welcome change from juices, veggies, and drinking from coconuts..  :coffeeread:
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2016, 03:54:24 AM »
It should be pointed out that both the flights from Bangkok to Novosibirsk and on to Sochi were nearly full..I flew S7 and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

At the prices being charged - it seems Russia could do with some entrepreneurial spirit in the form of low cost airline competition

Sometimes I can get flights to / from Moscow to Sochi for 30 USD ... at the weekend, they were 30 times that.


One last traveller tip.. if flying economy with an airline that offers a choice of hot meal ... don't sit nearer to the back... the Chicken option ran out with the passenger in 34E beating me to the option to decline the fish  :chuckle:

AT Gypo, my 'superiority complex' derives from your 'interesting' variant for asking , ''no need to sign?'' and was just another Gypo fail... I checked with a second

Ha ha ha, No fail here sonnyjim, explain what resolutzi means...
Checked with an expert...

MSMOBY TM fail...
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Re: Sent to Siberia
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2016, 09:03:43 AM »
The immigration card is printed out for you at passport control and it has been that way for years. No signature, no muss, no fuss.

THAT would be why there's the place where one is supposed to sign to agree with the terms of one's stay  ?..

я не должен подписать? This is how I would ask.

Thank you, this concurs with what most Russians suggested I should have said...

But actually, if no one says anything to me at passport control I'm off and running; I don't ask questions :). Only silly foreigners do :P.

This 'silly' foreigner was asked to sign when registering his visa  :coffeeread: