Everette's Guestbook



2nd May 2010

Great travel blog
I finally sat down to read some blogs and have enjoyed the time immensley. Will keep reading more another day.
13th April 2010

Wow, how exotic and interesting!! Be careful! Gloria
1st February 2010

Bucket list
Afte reading your comments I have put Odessa at the bottom of my bucket list. We are just too old for all that excitement...Love the blog,keep it coming.
18th January 2010

wow
add more pics lol
17th January 2010

Cairo
We enjoyed the Archelogical Museum in Cairo with the King Tut Display
15th January 2010

Andorra, Spain, Italy,Greece
I'm sure Italy and Greece have changed since I was there. Actually, my son, Keith, was supposed to have been born in Rome but was born in Izmir, Turkey instead. I would have loved to have traveled more. I especially appreciate your blog. Have fun!
14th January 2010

Rethinking Egypt
We appreciate your comments about Egypt. We are thinking of going, but also I would like to visit Machu. Prehaps this will make Byron consider Peru! Thanks. Nancy
12th January 2010

Everette, You didn't mention in Dec. that you were going on this fabulous trip. Tom and I flew to Barcelona a year ago and cruised to Monaco. Rome was over whelming. Greece is next for us. Have fun.
24th December 2009

Great stay, close calls?
I had a memorable stay in Odessa, with my apartment being misrepresented right off, two courtyards back from the street, I didn't feel safe, so moved to a very nice American-run place on Deribovsovskaya called Executive Suites. well worth the move--safe, secure, and with lots of great folks at the restaurant/lounge/courtyard down below to talk to, get to know, and write poetry for (blush!). Weather was great in june (maybe the best month--it was even getting hot when I left in late June). Would travel more around the city next time. I was trying to meet people and get my legs under me. I met an amazing gal who I got along with right away but she tried to set me up with a young girl, and then I'm not sure, but it is possible I was being set up to be rolled. Fortunately, the door of my apt. would unlock so I couldn't get out to do things that night. It is supposed to be safe, unless it isn't if you get my meaning. I loved the people. It was a cool place to visit, walk around, eat, see sights, and meet people in. >lots of international travelers--and the ladies! wow, breathtaking, a great respite from the late great overweight States! Fantastic food but I learned to buy mineral water, got sick from eating fish twice (enough), and got a healing in my leg that was certainly a highlight of the trip. One should know the rules for safe outings, travel together if possible, or be street smart, but it is probably safer than it felt, being there alone for the first time. Overall, a very good and memorable stay!
30th October 2009

Awesome!
How wonderful that you two have such dynamic and adventurous spirits and are willing to share this with the rest of us.
21st October 2009

Nice picture
Very nice picture .......
20th October 2009

Thank you for your story and amazing pictures :)
20th October 2009

Latvia is very beautiful country! Thank you very much for your story!
19th October 2009

Response
We agree 100% with you about Poland. Walt commented that he could not understand why there are Polish jokes. After going there, we have gread admiration for the people. You will love Croatia. The Dalmation Coast is beautiful. We have been to Sicily four times. Be careful Sicily. Keep your doors locked if you rent a car. Always be on guard with your belongings.
19th October 2009

WINTER IN WARSAW~
I CANT IMAGINE BEING WITH YOU ON THAT TRAIN AS WELL AS ON THAT TRIP IN THE WINTER! WHAT AN ADVENTURE YOU ARE HAVING. WE TOO LOVED OUR VISIT TO WARSAW. IT IS AMAZING HOW THEY HAVE REBUILT THE CITY AND WE FOUND IT TO BE LOVELY. WE AGREE ABOUT THE POLISH PEOPLE. WE FOUND THEM TO BE FRIEDLY AND SINCERE PEOPLE. I CANT UNDERSTAND AFTER SPENDING TIME THERE WITH THEM HOW THEY BECAME THE BUT OF SO MANY JOKES. WE HAVE NEVER BEEN TO KIEV OR RUSSIA. IT IS NOT ON OUR BUCKET LIST AT THE PRESENT TIME. WE ARE PLANNING A TRIP TO CROTIA IN MAY AND LEAVE FOR SICILY THE 30TH OF THIS MONTH. IN OUR PREVIOUS TRIPS TO ITALY WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GO THERE. WE ARE TRAVELING WITH GRAND CIRCLE BUT PLANNING SEVERAL SIDE TRIPS INCLUDING TRAIN TRIP ONE DAY. I ENJOY YOUR LOG AND PICTURES...KEEP THEM COMING. THANKS FOR SHARING.
18th October 2009

Beautiful
We are ready for you to come home. However, I have loved the pictures and would love to go to all the places someday myself. Glad you are having a great time.
18th October 2009

Thanks for taking the time to inform us, I am really enjoying the pictures and information you send. Be careful and have a great time!
16th October 2009

trip
Yvonne, We are currently in Vilnius. We will be traveling to Riga on Sunday. After Riga, we will come home. It feels like it is in the high 30s today. It is raining and that makes it feel colder. We are just now beginning to get the urge to go home. I am glad that we didn make the trip longer. I wouldn encourage anyone to come to Poland, Lithuania, or Latvia after Oct. 10th. I hope things are going well with AFM. E
15th October 2009

money for Ukraine
Everrete, thank you very much for your help! It means a great deal to me and I appreciate. I will take your information under advisement. The young lady I am visiting in Poltava told me to be careful in Odessa as she calls it a "gangster city". I take your comments about the med student and the 2 young ladies seriously as well. Thank you again for your help. Be well and safe, Jeff
14th October 2009

Wow!
Everette, your posts keep getting excited. I think that you and Walt should have a travel show on Discovery. Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us. We are thinking of you all and wishing you the best!
14th October 2009

WOW!
Can't believe you are really doing all that, Everette! How much of that snow and cold and unfriendliness can a person handle? I know the buildings are impressive and lovely but after a short time they would loose their charm for me. Are you ever coming home?
14th October 2009

money for Ukraine
Jeff, it is hard to tell you exactly how much money you will need. We had paid for some of our accomodations in advance. I think between $1500 and 2000 will be enough.
13th October 2009

Ukraine currency exchange
Thank you for your response Everette. This is actually the first time I have been on a blog. Your comments about currency and travelers checks Have me a bit concerned. How much cash should I take for a two week trip if they don't accept trevelers checks, visa, debit etc??? All my travel and lodging is paid for except for internal travel to Poltava. I plan to have very good meals in very good restaurants and buy gifts. Is $3,000.00 US reasonable, too much, too little???? This is my first trip abroad and I leave on Thursday. HELP....thanks, jeff
12th October 2009

traveling
You should get with Peggy Gudger. She is looking for a traveling companion. Give it a try!
12th October 2009

scores
Thanks, Wayne. What happened to Auburn?

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