Letter(s) from Ulyana Byharena to Michael (USA)

Letter 1

Hi! I'm so happy to receive your reply! It was good to meet you on dating site! You made my day! Why I chose you?I found you at the site by chance. Telling from the beginning of the story I know a woman who is on a dating site. That profile wasn't mine, it was a profile of that woman, but she let me find someone from the dating site from her profile. I don't know how to use the site, so I found you by chance and wrote you. I didn't know what will happen, I didn't know if you write me or not. But I am glad that we met each other. I've never tried to find someone in Internet but soon I will come to your country to work there, so I will have a work visa and a permission to work. My friend worked in the USA somewhere near Fort Lauderdale two years ago. She worked in amusement park from 11 am till 6 pm and from 7 pm till 3 am she worked in a bar. Of course she was always tired but she made very good money! I think I can do it too! Now she is in Europe, working for 3 months. She wrote me she liked to work in the USA better! I want to find a man who can tell me about the life over there and maybe of course something more then just a friend!!! I don't have a boyfriend so I'm open and ready for new adventures!!! I'm in Russia now, but soon I will leave Russia to make my trip so you can forget about our distance. I've never been abroad, only in the South of Russia, the Black Sea, Sochi (where probably will be Olympic Games). I like warm climate )) According to my visa I can work in your country for 3 months, I can prolong it to 6 months if I want. After 6 months staying over there I can go home or try to get a green card. I think my level of English is not so bad, but still it is very simple. I can't read philosophy books in English or business books))) Anyway I want to improve my English while staying over there. I write and speak English by myself. We have Discovery channel here in English (my friend has cable TV, so I come to watch it!). I like this channel so much! Very interesting! I'm sending two pics, I hope you will like them. I will send more next time. I live in small town here in Russia, and I decided to find someone by Internet not to be alone when I make my trip. The life is different in every country and I think it's hard to live there when you don't know anybody. I can do some simple job as a waitress, or to work in some shop. And later when I improve my English I want to find a better job! I will start my trip from Moscow, I will go there to pass English tests and have an interview. I think everything will be OK! Working program helps me to get the visa, permission for work and all travel documents and they will help me to get job. It's a special program for young people who is not lazy and make some money. Also they can settle me with another girls from Russia and Brazil who came to work there too, it's very cheap. Here I can earn only about 100-150$ a month to work from mornig till late evening (my city is really small). I think I can change my life and see many wonderful things and just different life. I am full of plans and different dreams. I am sure you will be not disappointed to meet me in real life!!! I don't have a special plan or something like that for a new relationship, I'm open to everything! I don't want to be an abuse for you, if you don't want me as your woman, we can be just friends! But I hope you'll like me and my photos! I had a boyfriend, but it was nothing serious and we broke up one year ago because he moved to Vladivostok. OK, I will finish this email... I don't know what else I could write you in my first email. Please reply to me even if you don't like me, because you are the only man I am responding to. If you don't like me I will continue my search. I hope so much to receive your answer!!! I hope we can have a nice communication by emails so I will know somebody is waiting for me over there! Not so long time to wait for me, really!!! I hope you are my soulmate and we can match each other! Tell me about yourself and the place where you live! And send me photos! Sorry for being too talkative!!!Please write me back here, I write you from my private email address now.

Gelena

Letter 2

Hello!!!! Have good day. I hope, that you remember me because I have written to you recently on a dating site and you answered me. I am sorry, I did not write to you back at once.
You see, I live in Russia, and I was busy, organizing all my preparations for travel.
You know, it is my first time when I try the correspondence with the man in virtual space. I am not so good user Intenet, but I hope that I shall have chance
to meet the good person.I think, that I shall explain to you why I do it. I shall work in the USA approximately three months or more and I wish to meet a good person to be my guide or be the good friend with whom I can spend time together when I am in the USA. I think it is very difficult to live in foreign city without friends and besides I never were abroad. You know, I live in small city in Russia andI am afraid to be lost in your country.
I also wish to see a real life (not the TV shows), and it is impossible to see a real life without the person, who knows all parts of a life.
Also I do not wish to live in Russia because I have no opportunities here, it is hardly possible to explain in a few words, but I want you to know all mine
plans. When being in the USA I shall work in any shop or I shall be the baby sitter in some family. I shall know details later. Except for that I love English language and it will give me chance improve my English.The agency helps me to receive the visa, the permission to work and all travel documents.It is their business, and I shall pay for their Services.
One of my friend worked in the USA for three months in the past to year, and she loved it very much, and she wishes to repeat this trip again.
She has met the right person in Chicago, and they are good friends now and he will marry her if all will be good between them. In Russia we have special programs for work in the USA and other countries and I think, that itis the right way for me. I feel lost here, and I hope, that I shall be able to change my life.
I have many plans and dreams...
I send you my pictures, and I hope, that you like me if we meet in real.
Please tell to me what you think about this.I finish this letter, and I hope, that you write me very soon.
Probably you think, that I am little bit crazy, but I am sure that it is the right way to meet good the man without meeting personally in a real life and besides knowIt is my first try on the Internet.
I shall leave my city in some days to fly to Moscow again to finish all things for travel. Agency will arrange this trip for me, and I shall work all the day long and I think, that we can spend evenings together and the know each other better. If you have any interest to meet me I shall be very happy!!!

I do not want to be lonely in the evenings, and I want to know for sure if somebody waits for someone me! It is just a woman's wish!
I shall tell to you all details about my life and about me later.
If you are also lonely, you can be with me for the few Months or so.... Who knows???!

With the best regards from Russia

Gelena (this my name)

Letter 3

Hello dear Michael, Im very glad to see your photo, its very good and nice, i like it very much.
I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon. Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me.

I guess you have a right to know that I am not perfect and I am not an angel, I mean I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don't expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream.
I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life (hopefully some dolphin but not a shark). I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

I have graduated the Surgut State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject in some fitness club.
I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
Ok, some things wich I also like and don't like to do:
I think I didn't write you I like to cook. I will cook Russian cuisine for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka!
You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm !
I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often.
I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know... when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I'm not on any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm.
This helps me not to be fat!

I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don't have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter.
Sometime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn't find a job and I was helping my sister with her little daughter.
I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude.
You know for me age difference deosn't matter. I think it is better that you are older then me because older men are more experienced and they know what they want to get from life. I hate evil people and I hate politics.
Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going.
And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman.
It is very important for a man to be a kind man. Maybe you think I am naive but I do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are, because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.
I have a question. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows... We'll see.

I have a driving license but I am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
My head is full of plans and ideas...
I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Surgut's airport to Moscow in a few hours.
So it is several hours from Surgut to Moscow.
When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email. I will write you as soon as I can!!!
I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA.
I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!!
Even don't think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you!(joke)

Your Gelena

Letter 4

Well, hello my dear Michael!!!
It is me again. I cannot belive I am in Moscow already. It was a wonderful flight for me and everything went well. You know even though Moscow is a capital of our big country, it is just like some country. Different people, life and the prices are very very high. People are very rude and angry, they always rush in a hurry and always trying to be cautious.

When I got off the plane and was waiting for baggage a policeman came up to me and asked me to show my passport. They are all crazy here because of the terrorism.
I understand that they are cautious but still I think it is humiliating.
From the Airport I went by bus... it was so long way... about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
I've seen so many nice places in Moscow while going by bus!

Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I'm still uncomfortable about it but I feel soon it will be OK. I've been to few shops here today and I see goods are much more expensive here then in my native city. I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old woman. She is about 70 years old. She said her husband died 2 years ago and she has two grown up children but they are already married and don't come to visit her very often so she is alone and she has not much money so she give in rent rooms in her apartment. She is very nice woman )) She said I have to be very careful. You know... she said many girls from small cities come to big cities... or even abroad... they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they didn't imagine their way to find the happiness can be not as easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something like that. She said I should be careful when I meet you!! But I don't worry about you! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! And I think I'm enough educated not to end up as a prostitute and I will find my happiness! Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it. My parents and my sister are worried enough about me and I don't want to make them worry more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything.
I miss my parents... but I'm getting better with every hour ))
Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something.
Please confirm the name of airport and be sure you wrote it right.
Please confirm me your full name and telephone number.
Please don't be mad! I just want to be sure I have your contacts! This way I will feel more confident. I am afraid to make any mistake... I hope everything will be fine.

I will write you with all the information about my trip when I get it.
Excited??? Me too!!! Well, I will cose this letter. Please write me as soon as possible.

Gelena with a great kiss from Moscow!!!

Letter 5

TRAVEL INF0 "GLOBAL - TRAVEL" client : Ms.Bespalova

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Moscow to Boston
Flight 1 Sunday, November 25, 2007

Departure: 10:25 Moscow, Russia - Sheremetyevo Intl, terminal 2
Arrival: 12:30 Paris, France - Charles De Gaulle, terminal 2E
Airline: Air France AF2745
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A321
Change of plane required. Time between flights = 0:45

Flight 2 Sunday, November 25, 2007

Departure: 13:15 Paris, France - Charles De Gaulle, terminal 2E
Arrival: 14:50 Boston, USA - Logan International, terminal E
Airline: Delta Air Lines DL8604
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400

Boston to Moscow
Flight 1 Sunday, February 24, 2008

Departure: 17:40 , terminal E
Arrival: 06:10 +1 day(s) Paris, France - Charles De Gaulle, terminal 2E
Airline: Delta Air Lines DL8303
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Change of plane required. Time between flights = 1:10

Flight 2 Monday, February 25, 2008

Departure: 07:20 Paris, France - Charles De Gaulle, terminal 2E
Arrival: 13:00 Moscow, Russia - Sheremetyevo Intl, terminal 2
Airline: Air France AF1644
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A318

Price: USD 1290.00+ Round trip tickets.Eco.class.

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MIchael hello,this is the info I have got from agency and I think I have the problem. and it seems to me I need your help because I must get this flight and nearest possible flight for me only in November and I hate to imagine if something goes wrong, I have done too much to lose all now. I know it sounds like I am pooroutsider but you see I have not time or somebody to ask about help and I have nobody to help me, you know my relatives gave me all that we could collect for my travel. I hate to ask but now I don't have any other choice. I booked the tickets but I can pass my interview only when I pay for my tickets, I didn't know about it. I can receive my visa only after I pay my tickets so they want to be sure I have a roundtrip tickets so I am not going to stay there illegally. I think their rules are too strict...
The problem is that everything is getting more exspensive. Oh, I forgot to tell you that the date of my return flight can be changed.
I promise that I will return all the money I borrow as soon as I can. I will get salary and collect the sum you lend me, it is only money ,and I think that it is not too hard for you to help me. You see I have such chance only once in my life. I know you are kind man and I do hope you will be able to help me.
I was in the bank to try to ask them about credit but they tell I have to have something to leave them and I have nothing to leave because I have only some clothes, some parfume and it is all I have, and small gift for you from russia with love People in the bank gave me an advise that if I have good friend (I told them about my problems and you ) that you may send me money very fast, they tell that there is the system western union and it works very fast, I am not sure I know how it works but they tell you need only my name and address here in moscow and I have to have only passport to get it in any bank of Moscow and only I can get the money when you send it,I think it is good way and like I was explained it is very safe and takes a few minutes only.
I have about 400$ yet and I need about 1000$ from your side. I am talking about American dollars. After getting money I will make all payment and I will have an interview, it is a must.
I also have good news!!! They say I can stay longer than three months I can stay about six months for first time.
I will have to change the date of my returning flight only. I also want to say that you don't have to worry if you don't like me or something in my charachter I will not disturb you. It is only your wish to share your time with me, and money is money, I will return it all to you anyway.
I am sorry for such a cold letter but I am getting crazy to think that you can just don't reply and I will stay here without any result of all my hopes and dreams , and hard work too.
I almost forgot to give you my full name and my address here in Moscow ( where I rent a room).
Country : Russia
City: Moscow
Address: Novopeschanaya, 31 - 32
postal code (zip) : 103069
Full name: Gelena Bespalova(this is the right writing in English)

You should put this info on their list and send me info when you send me the money.
I will need to know MTCN (money transfer control number) which will be given to you when you send me the money.
Well I will finish this letter since I am a little tired and feel not well.
I know that it is hard decision for you because you don't know me well enough, but dear please help me and you will not sorry of it I promise!!!
Please don't leave me alone in hard minute I will pay the same when we meet!!!
And I will have paper with my and your names when I will be in your airport I don't want to miss you!!!!!
Kiss many times!!!!
With great hope,
Your Gelena!!!!