Welcome to the UkraineTravelMate.com website!
If you don't mind, I'll try to guess why you are here:
You are a man who made up his mind to find a lifetime partner in Ukraine. You explored a lot of dating sites on the Net and found a few ladies that you felt attracted to. You began to correspond with them, but you don't know Russian and they don't know English enough to communicate, so you probably used the english-russian translation services of the marriage agencies who posted their profiles on Internet. After some correspondence, perhaps phone calls, you have looked at the map of Ukraine and realized that it's time to travel to Ukraine and meet your ladies in person. Most likely the ladies you are going to meet live in different Ukrainian towns and cities. You've never been to this part of the world, and now you are trying to figure out many different things: how to obtain a Ukraine visa, what airline to use to get there, what hotels or apartments to take, when you get to Ukraine, how to get from the airport to all these cities or towns, from one town to another, where to buy food and water, how to communicate with locals...
Many Americans and Canadians are afraid of traveling to Ukraine. It's not like visiting a west-European country, very few people speak English, the signs are in Cyrillic, and besides, the metal signs often get stolen for the sake of few dimes that paupers can gain selling them to the metal scrap collectors. One can do without help in this country of course, but it's easy to get lost, be defrauded of a few bucks, and most of all waste your time. The words of Ukraine's state song "Ukraine has not yet died" do not sound encouraging either... But don't let that deter you. It's a very old song . Ukraine isn't dying, it's a beautiful country and most Ukrainians are very friendly. Still, if you are not an adventurous type, if you value your time, comfort and safety, there is a sense to find some trustworthy person, who could be your Ukraine travel guide, interpreter, driver, who could meet you at the airport and see you off, help you to get around the country, settle in apartments or hotels, etc. The good news is that you have found such a person! »»»