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12th October 2009

scores
Thanks, Wayne. What happened to Auburn?
12th October 2009

Chisinau,Moldova
It has been many years since I've been out of the U.S. I was so much younger then and so much in awe of everything. Now, I have more knowledge of the world and would now have more understanding. Reading your blog is truly an adventure. I look forward to your return and hearing more. Love, Carolyn
12th October 2009

"Kiev"
I'm enjoying your trip immensely. How exciting it must be to actually be there. Thanks for sharing. Virginia and I haven"t walked as much lately because of rain and Bob's hernia surgery, but everything looks fine. Your flowers out back look great. Be safe. Love, Carolyn
11th October 2009

Pictures of Armenia
When I get home, I will send you all of my photos of Armenia. I will put them in a Kodak Gallery and you can share them with your daughter-in-law. Armenia is the only country where we didn't see beggars. We really enjoyed our stay there.
From Blog: Yerevan, Armenia
11th October 2009

Great pictures. Kiev sounds like a real highlight. You make it all sound like such an adventure and I always learn a lot by reading your blog. Keep up the good work. charlotte
10th October 2009

Wow!!!!!
Everett, It looks so beautiful. The buildings are amazing.
10th October 2009

reponse
Jeff, I would not bring any traveler's checks to Ukraine. We have encountered places that would not take Visa cards. I have not seen any signs for American Express cards. We try to just use cash. If you don't have a money belt or money wallet, buy one. I personally would not rent a car. You can travel between cities by marshrutka (minivans.) In Odessa, the bus and train stations are within one block of each other. We have ridden marshrutkas, buses, trains, and airplanes since getting to Eastern Europe. Don't worry about exchanging money. The rates are posted on signs by the exchange shops. We have not been cheated at any of them. I would suggest that you go on-line to a currency website. Write down the rate for the Ukraine Hryvnia. It has dropped since we have been here. Currently it is $1 US is equal to 8.4 UK hryvnia. Do you need a place to stay the night that you arrive in Odessa? Be careful! I met a young American male today who has arrive in Kiev to attend medical school. Two girls slipped a drug in his drink last night. He passed out and woke up in the hospital. All of his money and credit cards were missing. Good luck! Everette
9th October 2009

Checking In
Hope you two are having fun. I have enjoyed following your travels. Laurel recognized your picture with the shop owner. She says hello.
8th October 2009

I'm really enjoying YOUR trip. Almost feel like I'm there. Have forwarded the Armenian ones to my daughter-in-law who sent them to her father in California who came from Armenia. They are thrilled to see them!!!
8th October 2009

> The name looked like 5ine. I don't know what the first letter is but it looks like a 5. Біле (Bile) means White.
7th October 2009

Ukraine Currency
Hi and thanks for your blog. I am traveling to Odessa next week then traveling north to Poltava for another week to meet a couple girls I have been communicating with. I have two concerns. First is currency exchange and the second is car rental. I need to find out what a reasonable amount of cash (US) is to take with me and what I should take in traveler’s checks. How about using debit cards, visa and MasterCard?? Also, I plan to rent a car in Odessa and drive to Poltava. I am aware of the police and how they pull people over looking for bribes but what about actually pulling this off. I have maps and plan to get a GPS equipped vehicle. The bottom line is that I don't want to spend forever on a train or bus and want to travel and stop at my leisure. I would love to know your experience on these issues and would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks, Jeff J. California
7th October 2009

Gorgeous photos...
These pictures are beautiful. The colors are so bright and vivid, and the Opera House is stunning. I guess it must get cold since they have the blankets on the chairs in the outdoor cafe.
7th October 2009

Unbelievable...
Wow, Everette, reading this makes me a little sad. I am glad that you and Walt had a guide. I hope you and Walt got to enjoy some wine from the festival, and the walnuts in everything sounds great! Thanks so much for posting to us back home.
7th October 2009

Interesting
These photos seem like a very different part of town. I'm really enjoying the tour!
7th October 2009

Ukraine
What an exciting adventure you are having ! Thank you for the additional history lessons. This trip will be filled with many memories. Have fun! Love, Carolyn
7th October 2009

What a show!
I know that this is quite different from actually being there, but it's an insite to the other side of the world. Thanks for sharing. All's well on our street. See you soon. Be safe.
6th October 2009

WOW
Thanks Everett for sharing these amazing pictures and for the story of your trips. Be careful but have fun
6th October 2009

I am at my daughter's inMN.but still enjoying your stories and pictures. It is much colder here than in Florida My son-in-law is watching Monday Night football The internet says that the US has gone down to 13 in UN rating of nations. Norway, Australia, and one other are rated top places to live in World.
5th October 2009

Limes
Loved the market and limes pix. Know you are enjoying your trip. I just returned from a wedding in Arkansas and visit with my friend. Leaving Friday for the beach for fall break. Tell Walt I know why he wanted to help the teenagers practice their German! Didn't know if you knew Jeanne Coleman died very suddenly on Thursday. Heard it may have been acute leukemia which she didn't know she had. Was in the hospital only 2 days. So sad. Missing you both. Weather here has been beautiful but is cool and rainy today. R
5th October 2009

SEC scores
Thanks! Walt loves hearing the scores.
3rd October 2009

photo labeled street in Odessa
I see the photos as tiny little squares. This photo was the airport in Tibilisi. I am sorry for the mistake.
2nd October 2009

Wow!
Everette, I love your blog! The pictures are great, and I am learning so much! Almost feel as though I am there. Have fun and be careful. Love, Maggie
2nd October 2009

I'm so blessed to be on your blog list. You're taking me places I'll never visit. Thankyou for the pictures and keep having a wonderful trip!
2nd October 2009

E. Europe
I have blogs on Kosovo, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, etc. Look back at my earlier entries. I also keep a written journal. If you need recommendations for places to stay, etc. I can look them up when I get home.
From Blog: Yerevan, Armenia
1st October 2009

Simply GREAT!!!
I can't wait for the nex one...you are so descriptive and the pictures are good too. Thanks for taking the time to do what you are doing and sharing them with us through LeeAnn.
From Blog: Yerevan, Armenia

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