Posted by Mike on March 07, 2005 at 03:46:24:
In Reply to: Attacks in Ukraine increased posted by jay on March 07, 2005 at 01:49:07:
Jay.....I am not sure what part of Odessa you hang out in, but I have lived here for almost three years and have never even seen a fight. Of course Odessa is a port city so in the very poor areas you might find problems, but please. Have you been to Arcadia in the summer time? There must be at least 50,000 people all having fun and alot drunk but never any problems.
As far as no expats...well I am one :) I could easily live in Kiev, but I prefer to live near the sea. Women dont want to meet with American men? I would agree if you said Turkish men, but unless you go to the village most girls are only interested in you as a foriegner because you might have a lot of money.
I have many friends from Moscow that come here in the summer just for a weekend because it is a great place to party and have fun.
Even in the market in Odessa, it is very safe. They have many security people and you must show your vehicle passport when you leave. How safe is it to park in a US shopping center?
As far as the police, yeah your right, if you want something done then bribe them, that is not just police, but with doctors, politicans, teachers. But you get what you pay for.
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