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Re: Russian airliner missing over Egypt's Sinai peninsula

Plenty of nice places in Ukraine to visit too. Kiev, Odessa, Lviv. Their currency fell also in the last year, so I'm sure you can find nice vacations there on the cheap as well. Regarding Crimea, it might be difficult because of the political issues surrounding it, and since European airlines are no longer going there travel can be difficult. I hear Bulgaria has nice Black Sea resorts on the cheap, may want to check that out as well.
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Old 20.11.2015, 10:21
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I hear Bulgaria has nice Black Sea resorts on the cheap, may want to check that out as well.
"Sunny Beach" in Bulgaria has replaced Mallorca for the type of German tourists I absolutely positively do not need to meet when I am on vacation... and I'd love to visit Ukraine if it's reasonably safe. I guess that is the case for Kiev nowadays.

When it comes to Crimea: before the conflict was it a standard port to visit for many cruises... wonder if they go there again. So you could fly into Istanbul and then take a boat to Sewastopol...
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St Petersburg is already on the list...
On which list, exactly?
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"Sunny Beach" in Bulgaria has replaced Mallorca for the type of German tourists I absolutely positively do not need to meet when I am on vacation... and I'd love to visit Ukraine if it's reasonably safe. I guess that is the case for Kiev nowadays.
Sunny Beach is one of many resorts on the Bulgarian coast. It is pretty horrible actually, albeit cheap and caters to mainly foreign, young and willing to get drunk on the cheap kids. Almost all the other resorts are totally different, but this one stuck in the minds of people.
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Looking forward to read about your totally awesome experience in annexed Crimea.
Perhaps you have been to Kosovo so want to share your experiences.
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Old 21.11.2015, 23:22
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Perhaps you have been to Kosovo so want to share your experiences.
No, I have never been neither to Kosovo nor to Crimea.
And, frankly speaking, those places are not on my wish list.
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Old 21.11.2015, 23:30
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Perhaps you have been to Kosovo so want to share your experiences.

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St Petersburg is already on the list...
I have family there. Highly recommended. Next visit in Spring.
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Old 22.11.2015, 11:56
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No, I have never been neither to Kosovo nor to Crimea.
And, frankly speaking, those places are not on my wish list.
Good idea. Still problems in Crimea. Electric generators were blown up by angry Tatars, who oppose Russian rule in Crimea

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Two electricity transmission towers were destroyed in at least one explosion Saturday evening in Ukraine's Kherson region, cutting electricity from mainland Ukraine and plunging the entire Crimean peninsula into darkness. The towers had sustained severe damage in an earlier bomb blast Friday, but remained functional until Saturday's attack.
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Crimea declared a state of emergency today after its main electricity power lines from Ukraine were blown up, leaving the Russian-annexed peninsula in darkness after the second such attack in a matter of days.
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Exactly,
Maybe all those enthusiastic gentlemen from Ì LOVE RUSSIAN BALLET club will think twice before planning their holidays in Crimea,
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No, I have never been neither to Kosovo nor to Crimea.
And, frankly speaking, those places are not on my wish list.
Funny, because you seem to be more than interested on hearing others' experiences. Being consistent is not really your strong point?
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Funny, because you seem to be more than interested on hearing others' experiences. Being consistent is not really your strong point?
Sweetheart,
have you ever heard the word SARCASTIC ?
Do you know what it means ?
And pls, don't turn this thread into discussing my weak and strong points.
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Sweetheart,
have you ever heard the word SARCASTIC ?
Do you know what it means ?
And pls, don't turn this thread into discussing my weak and strong points.
I am not sure I am the one here that does not understand what 'sarcastic' means.

And no, I am not your 'sweetheart'.
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Re: Russian airliner missing over Egypt's Sinai peninsula

Egypt can't find evidence of terrorism in Plane crash - Great, Sinai is safe again.
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I assume that means Egypt does not plan to increase security measures at their airports?

Russian media reports said that Russia may sign a deal with Egypt for the delivery of Kamov Ka-52K helicopters developed for the Mistral-class amphibious ships and the corresponding equipment. Chief of the Kremlin Staff Sergey Ivanov said the sum of the deal might exceed $1 billion.

I wonder where Egypt will find the money now the tourist industry is going down the tubes? The roughly one and half billion US$ aid is ring fenced so cannot be used for Russian weapons.

Latest Egypt economic data shows falling industrial production, declines in the non-oil sector and weak revenues at the expanded Suez Canal plus imports exceed exports by around US$ 33 billion. Inflation is nearing 10%.
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