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From: Patrice Miller <>
Subject: Re: [GV] Volga Village travel update
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 19:35:32 -0800
I am forwarding this message from Kris Ball at:
I want to recommend John's tours to Russia to anyone who is even
considering going. I went on the trip in 1999 with a great group of
There was a bit of turmoil in Russia at the time, but what country can
go to where there isn't the possiblity of terrorism? I wonder if people
worry about coming to the US because of terrorism possibilities? Sure,
was a little worried, but the opportunity to walk in the village of my
ancestors was a too wonderful to give up. And I'm glad I took the
because it was the experience of a lifetime.
We had no problems whatsoever. No one bothererd us, or even treated us
unkindly. Quite the opposite was the case--once they found out we were
visitors, they welcomed us with open arms and treated us very sweetly.
price is sure a great value--cheaper than when we went in 1999! And
has been over so many times that he knows what to do and what not to do,
where to go and where not to go. The translators were knowledgeable and
very helpful. I asked many questions of them, and I even ventured out
the streets of Moscow and Saratov alone and had no problems finding my
to the stores and buying things (and I know very little Russian). But I
would recommend that you travel in groups, just for safety's sake.
I hope that each of you gets a chance to experience Russia at least once
your lifetime. The people, the food, the sights--it truly is a rich
cultural experience which I hope to repeat!
>Subject: [GV] Volga Village travel update
>Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 22:39:20 EST
> We still have space and time, if there is anyone out there who wishes
>join us on the May 26 through June 9, 2003 tour to the Russian German
>ancestral villages in the Volga River region. Registration will close March
>15 and the price of $3400.00 has been continued through that date. You
>however, call or email me immediately.
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