That Little Internet Sim Card Modem…

Well today that cup of coffee I drank was alone in a hotel room. My sweetie is back in Moscow, Russia and I am stuck in Kiev, Ukraine for two weeks. Those visa rules are definitely changing at a fast pace. It is still confusing at the consulate and I can not blame them. They apologized profusely and explained in detail what is happening with the visa situation. I am not upset, just disappointed…

After checking out various Internet situations available to me to be able to do my work that I need to do and to post on the blogs. I came up with the same situation that we now use in the village that we have a home in. The little Sim card modem. That is what I am using right now as I type this article…

For less than 20 American dollars I get unlimited Internet anywhere that I can get cell phone reception. That money includes modem and two months of unlimited internet. It cost me 150 HRV or 18.5 dollars! HRV convert at about 8 HRV to 1 dollar. The hotel wants 45 HRV a day for Internet WIFI or 45 HRV an hour for Ethernet connection. As you see the route I took is by far cheaper…

So while I am here I will take the time to update the visa process for Americans. Well with at least what I have experienced. Many things are the same but it is the changes that cause the issues…

As always the Russian consulate in Kiev was very nice and they tried hard to take care of me. That is always the case and they really are a great consulate to work with. It is always good to see old faces and talk with the people about what is happening around the world…

The train trip to Kiev was a very good trip except we did not have air conditioning. It happened to be broke. So we all felt like we were in a sauna and believe you me lots of fluids were drank during the trip. I have learned to take lots of bottled water and I know of an 80 year old babushka that had a better trip because I gave her a liter of water to drink on the train trip. It was deadly hot on that train car…

I will be posting these next two weeks from my hotel room and they gave me a fan to help keep me cool. I also brought all kinds of movies to watch. Last night I watched the latest Transformer Movie and it was a blast. A movie like that you do not have to think because there is so much action that you do not have time to think…

That is all for now and stay tuned as I get settled in and keep the ball rolling on Windows to Russia…

Kyle
Windows to Russia!

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, who has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home (&) Honestly, I have no idea how much to ask for, but is a gift of even $1 something you'd be able to consider, to help keep Windows to Russia online in a Tiny Russian Village?