After a few days of multiple dates, I was down to two girls that I was very interested in. So after a few more days, I wanted to spend all of my time with just one girl. That was a hard decision, because they were both great girls.
So here I am again, going back to Ukraine, but without a girlfriend. I was determined in my search. I arrived in Kharkov after spending a night in Kiev to see the the teacher and my now ex-girlfriend. Upon arrival, I settled into my apartment, which blows away all Ukrainian apartments that I had stayed in previously and a lot of American apartments. A few hours later, I was off with Mishael going on my first dates. Over my trips, I have been out with a lot of girls, but the quality of the Mordinson girls was by far the best on average. After a few days of multiple dates, I was down to two girls that I was very interested in. So after a few more days, I wanted to spend all of my time with just one girl. That was a hard decision, because they were both great girls. Well, I made my decision to see just Julia and also to come back to Kharkov in a few months over Christmas and New Years. Mishael and Darya were great about arranging anything and everything. Mishael would call me every morning and give me the schedule for the day. He would call the girls and get locations and times set. He would have been a good ringmaster in a three ring circus. At times I felt guilty because of all of their work. Julia did not speak a word of English. This was not a problem. Mishael and Darya are great interpreters. They are unassuming and low key. I felt extremely comfortable having them there and so do the girls. There were plenty of times that I was alone with Julia. If there was a situation that communication was breaking down between me and Julia, we could call Mishael at any time and he would straighten out our communication gap. Trust me, he received a few calls and he handled everything expertly. I left Kharkov way to soon, but with the confidence that I had met the perfect girl. Before I left we decided Julia would start her English lessons with Mishael. She really liked them and told me that she likes Mishael as her instructor.
Christmas Day, and I am back at the airport after spending time with my sons. Did I mention that I do not like cold weather, well nothing was stopping me from seeing Julia. Another hint, take under armor, it made my trip bearable. Kharkov was rather chilly for me for the next 11 days, but it did not matter. I was back with Julia. Upon arrival at Boryspil I learned my luggage was still in Paris. Oh well. Immigration took forever, then the lost luggage paperwork, and finally customs. The whole time I am thinking the driver would give up waiting on me and leave. I went through the doors and there he was with the Mordinson sign. What a relief. It is not a bad drive. I had tried to book internal flights to Kharkov, but they were sold out. When I arrived in Kharkov, there was Mishael waiting on me. I was to see Julia in an hour and I had no clean clothes or toiletries. I gave Mishael money and he ran to the store and bought everything I needed while I took a shower. I considered this above and beyond the call of duty. I only had a little bit of time to get ready and he could have said tough luck. Instead he was genuinely concerned in doing everything he could to help me. After getting cleaned up, it was time to see the love of my life. The time went way too fast, but as always I had a great time. Even with the cold weather my apartment stayed warm and I was prepared for it when I was out in the elements. Quite a few times I used Mishael and Darya to translate. Then there were the phone calls to Mishael to smooth out some of our communications. As always, he was available and prevented some confusion. Mishael even answered his phone on New Years eve. Now that is dedication. By the way, New Years was a very good time. I think that I might be back for another one. It was a cross of Halloween, Mardi Gras, and New Years all in one.
Well, my next trip back to Kharkov is in April. This time to get married. Me and Julia decided to get married and have the ceremony there. Now again, Mishael is going above and beyond the call of duty. He has gone to the local civil registrar for me, talked to them, and verified all of the documents and everything that we need to be married in Ukraine. He will be translating and getting everything notarized for me. Everything about their business is top notch and dependable. All of our letters have been translated perfectly, the personal meetings handled very professionally, and any task handled punctually. Right before my latest trip, I had not heard from Julia in a few days, and there were some questions that I was waiting on an answer for. Mishael shot me an e-mail telling me she had to go to her hometown for a family emergency. Now this is how good the agency is. They would take my letters and mail them to Julia and then translate the ones she mailed back. The level of concern and effort by them is unmatched. They are genuinely concerned about their customers and their girls. Some of the girls that I met on my first trip to Kharkov even told me how much they liked the Mordinsons. Trust me, you will never hear that from a girl about any other agency. I am lucky and happy to have used their services, and will continue to use them. Julia is continuing her English lessons and there are documents to get sent to them and translated before I return. I look forward to my next trip, of course, but they have made my trips to Kharkov even better than what I could have imagined. I wish that I had used their services earlier. I have already recommended them to someone who made a trip to Kiev and did not have the best experience. One can not go wrong with the Mordinson agency. Kirk