If you are truly serious about meeting hundreds of beautiful, sincere women in order to find that special one, then our exciting Singles Tour to Odessa and "The Black Sea Region", anchored by Odessa,
and complimented by the beautiful cities of Nikolaev and Kherson, is your answer.
The Odessa tour is unique in that it's actually
a three-city tour, priced as a single city tour. No other tour company offers anything similar. We will arrive in the beautiful city of Odessa where you will enjoy the first Social. after three days
in Odessa we take a short bus ride to Nikolaev, known as the "City of Brides" where you will experience your second Social. After two more days we take an even shorter ride to Kherson where you will
enjoy your third and final Social. After an overnight stay in Kherson the tour will proceed back to Odessa, however since we have full support in both Nikolaev and Kherson you are more than welcome to
stay in either location and return to Odessa at a later date.
The large Socials are very tastefully done and give you the opportunity to meet literally hundreds of these stunning women in a fun, effective and efficient manner.
The three cities are just a few hours from each other, allowing for easy travel between them. By arranging the tour in this fashion we provide you with the opportunity to explore the three cities and
meet the beautiful women who inhabit them.
Although these cities have much to offer,
Odessa is where the group will be spending the majority of their time. Odessa is home to many beautiful and historic churches and monuments, not to mention the many museums and architectural marvels.
You will also discover a flourishing theatre life: there are seven theatres, a philharmonic orchestra, circus, and opera and ballet hall. There is never a shortage of date ideas, the women of Odessa
are very proud of their city and serve as excellent tour guides. Visit our Odessa Photogallery to see some of the beautiful places. A Singles Tour to Odessa and its sister cities, Kherson & Nikolaev,
is a once in a lifetime opportunity, an opportunity that just may change your life forever!
Socials - One social for every city (All one city tours include 2 socials. Two city tours
will include two Socials (one each city;) and three city tours will include three Socials etc.) Socials include unlimited contacts/introductions,
personal interpreters hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, champagne. Unlimited Introductions from our Hospitality Suite staff during tour
dates with women from our database as well as new women who are not yet on the internet. Interpreters available in the Hospitality Suite from 9am to 9pm. Personal interpreters provided free
of charge during the social and in the Hospitality Suite. Ongoing Hospitality Service with translators and staff to assist with any logistics, advice, or any needs you may have.
Hotel accommodations, including free daily breakfast and other amenities.
Transport from airport, hotel, & all AFA events including Socials where necessary.
One three-hour guided tour of the first city.
Hotel area and orientation walking tours of all cities.
I wanted to send this note to really thank all of you for making my first AFA tour a wonderful experience and quite possibly a great success with respect to finding a fantastic lady in Nikolaev --
we are corresponding via email, phone and skype right now and perhaps I will go back very soon to make a formal engagement, meet the parents and get immigration paperwork started...
I especially wanted to thank Michael Harrison, our tour leader. Mike made this trip, my first, a truly rewarding one. Mike made sure everyone was taken care of, made sure flight arrangements and hotel
arrangements went smoothly and was always looking out for each one of us every step of the way. He was always available to us even when it seemed like he might be swamped with requests for date arrangements,
securing an interpreter or rounding us all up to make the next bus trip to the next destination. Even when some of us diverted from the tour schedule, Mike made it a point to stay in contact with
each of us, not only for details to meet back for the flight back to the states, but to know how things were going with our potential love connections. Mike was truly interested in our personal lives
though this experience as well. I can say that I made a few new and great friends on this trip, and Mike Harrison is certainly one of them. I would recommend AFA and Mike as a tour leader to anyone
interested in exploring the world of a foreign romance!
Hey Peter, Hope you made it back alight!
I gotta tell ya, man ... No one here understands the withdrawals I'm going through .... the place (and, of course) the women are like a drug. You know. I feel now like you are a brother of sorts, kind
of like Band of Brothers, just on the other end of the spectrum. Bob Fisher was right, he said and I quote, : "As soon as you touchdown in Vienna, you'll say; oh, what the @#%&!" And that phrase was
the first thought in my head when I did.
Thanks to you and the Odessa AFA staff, I could not have created a better vacation even with my twisted mind :) Mere words cannot describe the affection I have aquired for the city, the country and the
people themselves. I really feel as if (this might sound gay, but it's true) I left a big piece of my heart there. I dream of nothing more than going back! Frequent memories of the dinners, the commradary,
of course, the romance all invade my day to day thoughts. In fact, the first thing I did on Monday was order Rosetta Stone for Russian. True, there is no hope for me, I should just move there ......
Really, I want to thank most of all, you. Doing something like this from the start is a little out of my character but you made me and I think all of us feel welcome, relaxed and helped us all have a
good time. I especially liked your finesse when we sat wtih Marina, telling her about the bus ride and how I couldn't wait to get back to Odessa to see her. Nice Man! I owe ya. Also, thanks for inviting
us to Max's b-day party. Another fun night, never to be forgotten. I guess that is what this letter is .... I could ramble for hours about the fun and laughs I had , but really, this letter is for you.
Thanks Peter. You deserve all the best!
I toast you and AFA for providing such an invaluable invitation to fun and love .... Salute!
On a personal note: Like I've said many times; I went for the party, but got something way better than I could have ever expected! Marina and I speak at least once a day, we write each other via e-mail
as much and I'm planning a trip back in January. This girl is absolutely incredible. I have my travel clock still set at Odessa time, around 8 or 9 her time, I'll wonder how she is and then hear the
phone ring. I walk around all day thinking of her, her smile and how much, unlike her American counterparts, I have complete trust and faith in her. Whenever I call, I can just hear the excitment in
her voice and really that's all I ever need! Much of this I owe to you and AFA. There is some of me in there, of course, but still ... I'd like to buy you guys a round sometime. Thanks again ... let
me know if you get this and keep in touch
Take care, Paul
I returned from the July 18 Odessa, Nikolaev, and Kherson tour today. I want to take a few minutes to thank you. I know we paid for the tour, but I still want to thank you.
The reason is because you ( Peter, Steve, Elena Redburn, Max, Nodia, Helen, and others ) did not look at the clients as typical company employees do, but took time and interest to see that all our interests
from questions and problems, to advise were taken care of. We were never rushed or put off as most companies do.
Your company is exceptional in doing business. It functions as a company should, and I would rate your company as one of the Top Five in the World. Please use me as a reference or in any way that I may
help represent the endless efforts that you and your employees commit your selves to for the success of your customers.
By the way, I enjoyed the trip as the best time of my life, and it was due to your efforts and the screening and selection of all your male and female clients. The Hotels had! a commendable staff. Don't
forget to compliment the bus driver. He was courteous, professional, safe, and helpful, just as all others in your staff.
We got to depend on you so much until we really missed your staff at Vienna. It was convenient with the hotel just across the street from the airport. The Ladies were even helpful to us in resolving
some travel issues with luggage and directions. The ladies were most courteous and down to earth. Personalities were of the utmost in the world.
Please do consider adding one day to make two days at Kherson, even adding enough to cover the cost of the bus and driver is well worth it. Many of us wanted another day, some payed more to stay than
it would have costed added in the trip, and there would be more success because of the number of serious and committed women in Kherson.
Please feel free to contact me for any reference that you may want.
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The services of A Distant Light are available to all adult persons of good character, everywhere in the world. Our prospective foreign brides now number more than 39,000, representing some 60 nations.
Ladies are welcome to submit their profiles for publication, without charge, on our Web sites. Gentlemen who want to promote themselves to the ladies can publish their profiles in our magazine.
A Distant Light Romance Tours by A Foreign Affair are extraordinary travel adventures. Beyond the excitement of exploring faraway places, imagine having a lovely woman
like one of those featured here or one of many hundreds of other beautiful hearts as your companion and guide. Consider the possibility of her becoming a lifetime companion. This could happen for you!
If you don't have a special lady in mind to meet, where would you like to go exploring? To find which of our tours appeals to you most, begin at the Romance Tours Index. If you've chosen one of the foreign sweethearts who lives far from any of our Romance Tours destinations, or you prefer to meet independently, we can provide Travel Information to help facilitate your meeting.
And for an uplifting example of romance gone right, take time to enjoy the Web site of Jeffrey and Emelda Hollis. Screenwriter Jeff's engaging stories of courtship and marriage with Emelda (who is absolutely adorable) will touch your heart.
Across the Orient, elegant traditional costumes like the blue dress worn by the lady at right are de rigueur for any formal affair. Every woman who can possibly afford it owns at least one such outfit, in the style that is characteristic of her particular culture.
If such a woman were eventually to become your bride, one of her gifts to you would be to dress this way, on special occasions, to please
you and make you feel proud of her. One of your gifts to her would be to create many such opportunities for her to enjoy with you.
Imagine the heads your lady would turn, and the tremendous pride you would take in having her walk by your side.
Such considerations, by themselves, do not constitute grounds for marriage, but they can be among the potential rewards of a well-founded multicultural partnership.
Who Is This Elegant Lady?
In the sections immediately preceding and following this, we feature a total of 25 of the beautiful women of eastern Asia. Most are shown wearing contemporary Western-style attire. Here, we present one of those same ladies adorned in styles that are traditional to her culture. Bearing in mind that her assorted photographs may have been taken at various times, can you recognize which of our featured Asian women this is? (When you are ready, click on either of these pictures to see her profile.)
Foreign Courtship Advice and Recommendations From the Editors of A Distant Light
Q: I'd prefer to meet a woman immediately than to first correspond with her at length. Wouldn't that be the more effective approach?
A: The answer depends upon what you hope to accomplish.
For men whose objective is simply to get away for a well-deserved vacation, one of our Romance Tours could be the travel adventure of a lifetime, with abundant
opportunities for dating attractive (often stunningly attractive) single women who genuinely desire to meet them. AFA takes care of all the details, and clients can enjoy meeting new friends almost immediately.
For those whose purpose is to identify and meet potential life partners, however, there is no substitute for adequate preparation. Clients who lack the necessary patience to establish and develop meaningful relationships before rushing to meet the prospective foreign brides might succeed in finding suitable partners within the context of a Romance Tour, but it shouldn't require a rocket scientist to calculate that their chances of connecting with the right one among hundreds of available women will be substantially limited.
The interests of men who are disinclined to correspond might be better served by local dating agencies than by an international introductions agency such as A Distant Light.
Q: Why write to several prospective foreign brides at one time? Wouldn't that just diffuse my efforts, and risk offending all of them?
A: You can more objectively evaluate the suitability of potential partners, and be less reluctant to downplay any relationships that fail to show promise, if you have a variety of available alternatives.
Besides, experience has shown that even very well written letters of introduction to single foreign women seeking marriage
can be expected to elicit favorable responses in only about 50 percent of instances. Typical letters to women looking for husbands might draw favorable responses in only 30 to 40 percent of instances. Although the prospective foreign brides are eager to find life partners, generally they are not desperate. (If they were desperate, you shouldn't want them!) Rather, they will be as careful about selecting their partners as you should be. Some rejections are therefore to be expected, and shouldn't be taken personally because the women don't know you personally.
Also, about half of the women who initially are receptive may decide, after further evaluation, to continue their searches.
So, if you were to approach,
say, a dozen prospective foreign brides, you might realistically expect to be able to choose, eventually, among two or perhaps three of them. (Remember, though, that this is based on statistical data, from which your individual experience may differ.)
Generally speaking, you'll do better to maintain a balanced perspective and improve your chances of success by beginning, on a casual basis, with as many prospective foreign brides as you can comfortably manage, and progressively narrowing the field as relationships develop. The women shouldn't object to this reasonable approach if you are honest with them, you respect their feelings and they understand that your intention is to find the most suitable partner, which, after all, is in the best interests of everyone.
Foreign sweethearts are more likely to become the foreign brides of gentlemen who demonstrate an interest in, and some knowledge of, their native cultures. A Lonely Planet ® Travel Survival Kit can be helpful. Besides the practical advice for travelers, they provide some historical background and discuss relevant social, political and economic aspects of modern society.
You can benefit from the experiences (both good and bad) of others, in the pursuit of intercultural relationships, by referring to these worthwhile additional foreign brides resources. And remember, at A Distant Light we're here to help! You can contact us by phone, fax, e-mail or postal mail, or visit us (no appointment is necessary during regular business hours) at any of the AFA offices worldwide.
"Love is eternal. The aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person, before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light, too and that is its real function."
This popular American singer and songwriter of German and Brazilian descent is admired by generations of music lovers everywhere. Her name is practically synonymous with the bossa nova style of her native Brazil, and her endearing voice can be one of the most seductive on the planet. Yet, there is more to be said of this remarkable woman, of which you may have been unaware. She is also a talented graphic artist. Through sales of the reproductions and prints of her original artworks (which can make unforgettable gifts, especially when signed by the artist herself), she supports efforts to protect animals from mistreatment. Please see the charming (if, at times, necessarily intense) Web pages that have been created,
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