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... in Ukraine and I want to die in Ukraine."
"We want the Russians to **** off," Krystina jumped in.
"OK." I said, with a pause, then continued, "What is the percentage of ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine?"
"I believe that two years ago the census reported 30 percent. Twelve years ago, I think it was 50 percent," Dennis said.
"How is that possible?" I asked.
"Social unrest. Ethnicity changes like the wind where we live. There ...
... their plates. James however seemed to be at the end of his tether with them and was rather irritable and rude.
For the first time in a long while my alarm was set for an early get up on Wednesday. We gathered at the office at 8.30, collected all our material and set off for the “English Camp”. Ken drove us and Sunny came along too. By now we had learned that the number of children attending had fallen from the original estimate of 90 to ...
... of the hotels and restaurants were legally allowed to sell alcohol but the bars and shops were not. One or two flouted the law but most postponed the full moon parties until Saturday. I spent a pleasant day on the beach and managed to find one of the illicit drinking places to have a couple of beers at night.
On Saturday morning I strolled down to Walkers Inn for a proper cup of tea and a bacon and egg bap. There the topic of conversation was ...
This is a fairly standard procedure for the ex-pats and other long stay visitors here and all the travel agents offer “visa run” packages. Burma, or should I say Myanmar, is just a three hour drive north of Khao Lak and so most people here choose this route for their visa run, and mini bus trips operate on a daily basis.
My colleague Lesley had done the trip a few weeks ago and reported that it had been a nightmare. She ...
... Caracas. The streets of the city were not safe and they never went out except to work. They lived out their days in just two locations, their home or their place of work. Alejandro planned to go and visit them on his return from Thailand but his parents were begging him not to come, saying that it was too dangerous.
It was Monday and so market day. Alejandro had a bad stomach and Erica didn’t want to move from the beach and so ...