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Nevilles Travails - Ukraine


We arrived by coach at the Slovak/Ukraine border. There was trouble. My colleague’s visa had the wrong stamps. Armed soldiers beneath hats of enormous diameter shouted, scaring the living daylights out of us. It was their way.

The professor meeting us heard, shouted back and put it right.

Off to passport control. Entering the door, in a cubicle to my right ... the most beautiful woman with the sternest face ever! She was in uniform, bedecked with fur.

“Where are you going?” she demanded.

“State University Uzhgorod.”

Suddenly, a beautiful smile (her alma mater?)....”Welcome Mr Hunt!” (or was it Bond?)

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    Drew Martyn over 5 years ago

    I hope she didn't find out about your... other identity, lol

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    D.M. over 5 years ago

    Time to open the wallet and grease the palm...

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    Neville Hunt over 5 years ago

    She was stunningly beautiful, in her 30s I guess, and the transition in her countenance was spectacular. The fur hat etc wasIt felt like she was saying "Welcome Mr Bond". Uzhgorod was very close to the border - a couple of miles - and it felt like she thought well of the university there.

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    Neville Hunt over 5 years ago

    ...correction...the fur hat and trim was almost a story in its own right!

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