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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2009, 10:57:29 AM »
Last year there was dialup only here, but it was 56k, so bearable. This year when I returned, we ordered dialup and put ourselves on the waiting list for dsl. Dialup was horrible, with connection speeds as bad as 4k. No, that is not a typo!

Luckily I only had to suffer like that for three weeks before I was ripping along at 100k with the dsl. The cost for a plan which allows 4GB a month is 45,000 BYR, which is around $17 USD. I go over the limit almost every month though, what with downloading music clips and watching news features, so I'm thinking of getting a higher level plan.

There are prepaid internet cards here but I've never used them. I did use them when we vacationed in Ukraine and they were fine.

We also have IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) here, which is pretty cool -- with 36 channels for about $15 USD per month (including residential telephone service) it's a much better deal than cable.  :party0011:
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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2009, 11:34:12 AM »
Lindochka,


What a wonderful thread. Thanks for sharing some pictures and info about Smallville and life in Belarus! I hope you'll continue even inspite of "Ms Moby's" trolling.

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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2009, 07:05:13 PM »
Oh, I probably will. The photos I have show a side of the FSU that's unfamiliar to most of the participants at boards like these, who tend only to have visited/traveled in big cities. We may take a walk around my neighborhood in another thread soon.

edited to add -- where are my manners? Thank you for the kind words!
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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2009, 08:03:20 PM »
Your welcome. We've missed your unique insight and all of the wonderful, and unique  FSU experience you have to share with us. I look forward to seeing and reading more about what a gem your neighborhood looks like. 

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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 07:02:36 PM »
Hi Linda, great thread! I've split part of it off to remain on-topic.

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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2009, 07:18:35 PM »
 Linda I have a biz idea for ya . Take good pics of the items in the store and offer a mail order in BY and any other CIS country that can be reliable.  I just love the size of those shot glasses ( top right) :drunk:
 If she wants to find other items cheap, go have a ball in Odessa's 7km.

                           

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2009, 07:24:00 PM »
 :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

Don, I'm going to have to shop for a nice blonde for you!
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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2009, 07:26:01 PM »
  Yes I sincerely believe that love can be found in a bottle  ;D 

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2009, 08:25:38 PM »


Don, I'm going to have to shop for a nice blonde for you!
  Yes I sincerely believe that love can be found in a bottle  ;D 

Would that be a Bottle-blonde?  :chuckle:

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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2009, 09:40:09 PM »
I met a very beautiful single blond from Belarus last saturday at one of our Russian friend's b-day party. They do have some amazing beauties there!

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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2009, 10:58:34 PM »

In this thread I invite you to join me on a shopping trip. These photos were taken May 8-9, 2009.

Hey Linda, what's going on in Smallville? When can we continuw our tour? ;D

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« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2009, 06:51:48 AM »
Lots of muttering about the too-early first snowfall, for one thing. Even a city girl such as I thought there was something just wrong about snow when the leaves are just beginning to turn color and have not yet dropped!  :scared0005:

I have also been kind of absorbed in details of getting our renovations done. Instead of lovely walks through Smallville I've been strolling the aisles of the local versions of Homeowners' Hell. (The previous owners didn't even freshen the paint, let alone actually update anything here.  :o You don't want to know, really.)

I do have a sort of заначка of pics that I can post, though, at least for the sake of some continuity. (Have to organize them a bit.) And hopefully I'll be able to get out and about soon so I can offer some more current views.
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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2009, 07:02:08 AM »
We got our first snow in New England yesterday. There should be a law of nature that we're not allowed to have snow until after Halloween. :coffeeread:

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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2009, 07:50:04 AM »
I totally agree. Coming from a part of the US where we often don't see anything more than light snow flurries till after New Year's, I was just not prepared to see snow (or the freezing rain it turned into) earlier this week even though I know Smallville is much further north. I'm going to have to dig out my boots. (And yes, they're red.)
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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2009, 10:55:40 AM »
Lindochka:

Beautiful pictures and I thank you for the glimpse of Belarus you offer here. Extremely interesting and enlightening.

Maybe the local authorities should hire you to setup their city'sEnglish language web-site.

Projects like yours are a vitally needed stimulus to bridging these cultural differences.

Keep it up please!

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Re: Smallville, Belarus -- go shopping with Lindochka!
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2009, 12:07:32 AM »
Yes, more please! So very nice!