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When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« on: January 24, 2020, 04:53:07 PM »
Prompted by NS1:

I haven't been in over 5 years now, but thinking about it soon.

I also haven't been in Russia for several years now.

Wifey and dochka visit there once or twice a year.

We had the folks over a few weeks ago for a visit, first time they have been to the UK in quite a few years.

In terms of general FSU travels, I had something to do in Estonia for a couple of days last week, so it was nice to be back there again, mooch about my old haunts, see a couple of pals. Estonia was where my FSU journey first began back in the late 90s.  :nod:

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 05:36:10 PM »
Prompted by NS1:

I haven't been in over 5 years now, but thinking about it soon.

I also haven't been in Russia for several years now.

Wifey and dochka visit there once or twice a year.

We had the folks over a few weeks ago for a visit, first time they have been to the UK in quite a few years.

In terms of general FSU travels, I had something to do in Estonia for a couple of days last week, so it was nice to be back there again, mooch about my old haunts, see a couple of pals. Estonia was where my FSU journey first began back in the late 90s.  :nod:

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It has been 12 years since I have been to Russia.  Do to my health that may have been my last.
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 06:22:12 PM »
I also haven't been in Russia for several years now.

The wifes folks live here and have their 'Grin Cards' so we haven't been back. The parents go back once a year for medical treatments. It's cheaper to do that then to get them insurance here.
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 06:31:48 PM »

Last time I was in Ukraine was 2016. Haven't been going to the FSU as often now compared to when I was single and in the hunt.
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When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 09:59:33 PM »
Prompted by NS1:

I haven't been in over 5 years now, but thinking about it soon.

I also haven't been in Russia for several years now.

What about you?

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 11:20:10 PM »
We go to Ukraine every year. Our girls go to gymnastics camp in the summer so wifey spends the entire summer there.
I also think it’s important to maintain links to the language and culture.

We also do our dental checkups while there.
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2020, 12:24:24 AM »
3 weeks ago and 8 weeks before that
just an insight from last year 2019 ...Jan, april/may, jun/July, August,  October, Dec.
1 or 2 weeks at a time
12 weeks till the next episode :plane:
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2020, 12:32:20 AM »
Last year for two weeks, year before for 3 weeks, before that we missed a couple of years for the first time, but now my wifes parents are no longer with us, there is not as many reasons to go back, apart from seeing the sister/brother in law and wifes old friends and just because I still like going there, even after 15+ years.

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2020, 12:50:05 AM »
Caucasus last September. 

Ukraine last March. 

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2020, 01:42:06 AM »
Last year for two weeks, year before for 3 weeks, before that we missed a couple of years for the first time, but now my wifes parents are no longer with us, there is not as many reasons to go back, apart from seeing the sister/brother in law and wifes old friends and just because I still like going there, even after 15+ years.
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 02:03:00 AM »
I miss going, I enjoyed the differences.
Typically I only take a couple weeks a year now
for vacation and we prefer going some where warm
Trying a Caribbean cruise this year, our first cruise ( not sure if will like or not)
But the wife goes every 2 years, not to visit family, most of which is in
Germany. A few friends and a serious spa week. She books most in advance.
Massages every day, facials etc, etc.

I miss the food, cafe's and architecture. Just different.
I hope in next year or so to go over for visit, she tells me
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 04:20:50 AM »
Last year for two weeks, year before for 3 weeks, before that we missed a couple of years for the first time, but now my wifes parents are no longer with us, there is not as many reasons to go back, apart from seeing the sister/brother in law and wifes old friends and just because I still like going there, even after 15+ years.
That’s the best reason there is.  :)
Totally agree.. It still gives me the buzz even after all the years I have been going... and really there is no better place to eat shashlik :thumbsup:
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2020, 04:31:06 AM »
Last year for two weeks, year before for 3 weeks, before that we missed a couple of years for the first time, but now my wifes parents are no longer with us, there is not as many reasons to go back, apart from seeing the sister/brother in law and wifes old friends and just because I still like going there, even after 15+ years.
That’s the best reason there is.  :)
Totally agree.. It still gives me the buzz even after all the years I have been going... and really there is no better place to eat shashlik :thumbsup:
That begs the question: Do you have the proper cast iron bbq to make Shaslik on?
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2020, 05:13:03 AM »
I cannot understand someone who marries a women from another country and cant be assed to go back to her home country now and again.. it's a bit weird if you ask me!

I mean you marry a women from another culture usually because you like that culture and style but once you got her in your place you forget about her home country??

It means you nearly got exactly what you did not want in the first place? A Western women  :ROFL:

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2020, 06:40:17 AM »
I cannot understand someone who marries a women from another country and cant be assed to go back to her home country now and again.. it's a bit weird if you ask me!

I mean you marry a women from another culture usually because you like that culture and style but once you got her in your place you forget about her home country??

It means you nearly got exactly what you did not want in the first place? A Western women  :ROFL:

Rather a narrow minded and ignorant comment.
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2020, 06:51:14 AM »


Rather a narrow minded and ignorant comment.

Actually, it's a REALLY valid point ..

Most guys stay while their wife / kids go back - once married

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2020, 07:14:38 AM »
I'm in residence a couple of months each year at least. Having 2 summers becomes a way of life after 20 odd years,
Steve, I get you, but most men don't "love" the culture, they only wanted the wife that it produced.

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2020, 07:29:50 AM »

Totally agree.. It still gives me the buzz even after all the years I have been going... and really there is no better place to eat shashlik :thumbsup:

Hmm, I think the Georgians / 'Abkhazians' might disagree with you, there ;)   They might have a point, too


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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2020, 09:48:31 AM »
Been married for over 20 years to Ukrainian.  Been there over 25 times.  We are going this summer for 1 month.  I cant fathom not going there, especially as long as her mother is still living. 

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2020, 09:50:27 AM »
I cannot understand someone who marries a women from another country and cant be assed to go back to her home country now and again.. it's a bit weird if you ask me!

I mean you marry a women from another culture usually because you like that culture and style but once you got her in your place you forget about her home country??

It means you nearly got exactly what you did not want in the first place? A Western women  :ROFL:

Rather a narrow minded and ignorant comment.

Im well noted for being narrow minded .. ignorant yes that also,, :chuckle:
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2020, 09:54:12 AM »
I'm in residence a couple of months each year at least. Having 2 summers becomes a way of life after 20 odd years,
Steve, I get you, but most men don't "love" the culture, they only wanted the wife that it produced.

Yes I agree.. BUT the women it produced can very easily turn into the women you was trying to get away from? Maybe for example you will arrive in Russia meet some hot women who likes to dress in her high heels and so on and by the time you marry her and take her back home within a few years she has become like the local villagers and spends all day walking about in her slippers I know this is not often the case but it happens! Then the guy thinks ***** my wife is worse than the locals im going back looking for another one.. :chuckle:
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2020, 10:07:12 AM »
Last year for two weeks, year before for 3 weeks, before that we missed a couple of years for the first time, but now my wifes parents are no longer with us, there is not as many reasons to go back, apart from seeing the sister/brother in law and wifes old friends and just because I still like going there, even after 15+ years.
That’s the best reason there is.  :)
Totally agree.. It still gives me the buzz even after all the years I have been going... and really there is no better place to eat shashlik :thumbsup:
That begs the question: Do you have the proper cast iron bbq to make Shaslik on?
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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2020, 10:30:22 AM »
Steve, based on two things I seen this morning, her culture is fine.
I should post a pic of her returning from the grocery store, I swear
she was going out for an event lol, so fine on that front so far  tiphat

Going back, well its a bit complicated, when I was searching I was one person with decent income
and took off more time than I should have to  do it.

Now married and she has no family there she doesn't go that often.
I take a week in the spring a week in the fall and few weekends in summer now.
She often goes in May or June which is bad timing for me.

2nd she works part time, I work full time plus :) So she can take an extra 10 days that I don't.
When I am discussing with her where to go in spring, she often wants warm climate, so that's where we go.
Fall is often last minute thing for anywhere from 5 to 8 days and its always been somewhere she has not seen yet :)

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Re: When Was You Last in the FSU And/Or Back in Her Country?
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2020, 02:39:40 PM »
I goto Crimea every year to visit the Inlaws.

My wife goes for 6 weeks usually, I join her for the last 3.

Nothing beats a relaxing sun/beach/summer vacation with the only worry in your mind what restaurant to pick for evening enjoyment

I usually goto Volodiya because it offers the best shaslick as fastfood (Usually served and on the table within 5 minutes)  in Evpatoria and the view is beautiful there.

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