Posted by jay on March 07, 2005 at 06:05:08:
In Reply to: Re: Attacks in Ukraine increased posted by Mike on March 07, 2005 at 03:46:24:
I am glad that you have not had a problem .Listen I lived in New York all my life and never bee nattacked either, even in worst areas where my skin made me stand out. I am just bringing up facts about Odessa. I said most have had problems not all and ofcourse I do not know all expats. Odessa actually has a very small native english expat population. Kiev is 2.5 times size of Odessa and has over 5000 Americans alone I once heard. I used to work in Kiev . In Odessa someone said native english speaking expat population at under 20. i can believe it. The main business is english language schools and they are very small and teachers turnover frequently. There are a few Americans I know clubbing in Odessa right now because they working on some contract program with customs but they ofcourse will be gone in a few yrs, some sooner. As you know most expat employees usualy come for some contract and then leave and there are less of them then before. I also know there a few who married a girl ,etc and a raising family there but I admit some expats do not hang out with others. Which is obviouse when I see posts on the forum asking to met others and nobody responds. Marriage agency owners are few but there business is going to be kuput once Ukraine becomes more westernized. Western Europeans do not seem to need to find foreign husbands,lol.
Seriously, I cannot comment on satistics because I would need to know every expat who has bee nthere in the last 5 yrs and interview all. But many have still had problems. Maybe you will get to pour bear on my head because I know the hash harriers do there treasure hunt in Odessa. Will I see you there? I will be in Odessa end of march anyone want to meet give me a phone number.
I know about Arcadia,actually I own flat in the area .
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