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solentlife 08-25-2014 03:58 PM

How Nigel got home !!
 
As many know ... I went out to Ukraine early April with intent to do a quickie assignment of 3 weeks ...

After 4 months - I finally got home .....

First : Visa to enter Crimea was required from Russian Consul as Crimea had been taken from Ukraine into Russian administration.

Second : Consul has no directives to work with .... but visa is issued.

Third : Arrive Crimea - they are completely confused what to do ...

Fourth : Last days of visa - I cannot get replacement guy out ...

Fifth : I am now stuck without any way to travel through Russian controlled territory.

Sixth : It takes discussions with 6 international companies and interests over months to get my passage via ship to Istanbul ...

Seventh : I travel on ship to Istanbul and fly home !!

WOW !

Nigel

Heli Jim 08-25-2014 08:31 PM

Well, I'm glad you made it safely back.

RV Winkle 08-25-2014 09:10 PM

I still think it would have been simpler to bribe the border guards with KY Bourbon.

tr4252 08-25-2014 09:51 PM

Wow Nigel, it must be a huge relief. Glad you're home. Can't wait to read the book.

Tom

kyleservicetech 08-25-2014 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solentlife (Post 955862)
As many know ... I went out to Ukraine early April with intent to do a quickie assignment of 3 weeks ...

After 4 months - I finally got home .....

First : Visa to enter Crimea was required from Russian Consul as Crimea had been taken from Ukraine into Russian administration.

Second : Consul has no directives to work with .... but visa is issued.

Third : Arrive Crimea - they are completely confused what to do ...

Fourth : Last days of visa - I cannot get replacement guy out ...

Fifth : I am now stuck without any way to travel through Russian controlled territory.

Sixth : It takes discussions with 6 international companies and interests over months to get my passage via ship to Istanbul ...

Seventh : I travel on ship to Istanbul and fly home !!

WOW !

Nigel

Yikes
Glad to see you're back home and safe.

In this day and age, that doesn't always happen.

Fishbonez 08-25-2014 11:32 PM

Good gravy Nigel,
Welcome home

crxmanpat 08-26-2014 12:09 AM

Welcome home Nigel! How was the vodka? ;)

NJSwede 08-26-2014 01:00 AM

Quite a trip! Did you get to spend any time in Istanbul? I was there a few months ago. Really cool city!

Wildflyer 08-26-2014 02:35 AM

I bet it will be a long time before you go back to the Ukraine

Don Sims 08-26-2014 02:37 AM

Happy to hear the news that you finally made it home Nigel!

tobydogs 08-26-2014 04:01 AM

welcome home nigel!!!!!!! now get to building good buddy and don't forget to get some airtime:Q

solentlife 08-26-2014 05:25 PM

Vodka ... That was good ... Russki Standart of course.

Istanbul ? I was all for getting first flight out and was straight to airport from the ship that brought me south ...

Now this will astoun some of you !!

I am GOING BACK mid October .... to see out the contract, probably till first week January ..... that's if the contract for Singapore doesn't call for me !

BUt if I go back - it will be with multi Visas now that system is in place ... means I can get of then. If I complete the contract - then the storage ship would go south to Istanbul anyway ...

It's strange what we do for money !!

Yeh I know - I need my head examined !!

Cheers to everyone for your thoughts and wishes ... means a lot to me.

Nigel


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