Letter(s) to Hocine (Algeria)

Letter 1

Hi, my Hocine! I even do not know what to tell first.I simply hope that you will be happy! The most important, finest news- I did it! I got the visa! I am very happy Hocine!!!!My prince I have not stopped on it and later we with my girlfriend at whomI have stopped in Moscow have gone to office of this airline, company thatreserves airway tickets. I asked them how I can reach Algeria and howmuch it costs. They've told me that the roundtrip flight to your airportcost 1887 US dollars. It was too expensive for me and I'veasked them to find the cheapest variant. And they've offered. It would beon the 1111111 I have learned, that cost of tickets up to in one party willmake 485 dollars, I was wondered if it was possible to reserve a ticket andto pay for it a part of the funds this time and the other part later,because other people can buy the cheap ticket and I'm not. But they'verefused and I was in despair! I've asked them to help me so long time thattears have come to my eyes! And they've agreed! I have learned, that returntickets are necessary for the proof of that I independently can return to Russia.But there is an opportunity to change return the ticket on money in yourcountry, or to change date. To me have told, that if will take returntickets the discount at a rate of 5 is given, it turns out that485+485=970 dollars and will subtract 5 these are 48 dollars that willmake 921 dollars, but still it is necessary to add to this sum of 10 from cost for registration of tickets and meal, it will turn out 1012 dollars,The dollar exchange rate has very much fallen in our country and it is thecheapest tickets of an economic class, is cheaper a way to arrive to you Iis not present. It was the best variant for me. They have told that I canpay a part of money now, and the other part later. it is possible, but Iwill be limited by term. And if I will not pay the full cost of the ticketwithin of this term, I will lose already nested money. I have agreedbecause it is the only chance for me, because I must give to anti-emigrationcommittee a data about my payment. By this moment I had only the concretesum of money which I had after all my expenses. I paid 470 USD. But it wasnot enough for them. In a panic, all what and I could do - I pawned my goldearrings and rings In a pawnshop and I got 174 USD. That is all I could do.I know that probably I simply must tell that I can't come to you because Ihaven't the remaining sum. I know that I promised to do all by self, and Iwas sure that I can. I did not want to ask you. But after I did everythingI did, I cannot simply tell that I will not come to you. I have passedthrough so many difficulties, and I have overcome the most difficult.But all the same I have disgusting feeling that I could not fulfill the promise.I am always ready to do all what is possible,- to fulfill my promises, butat the same time I understand that any person could get in such a situation.To get the visa I have spent much more money than I expected. But peoplewere ready to help me only if I will pay them. I paid more than 500 dollarsto get all documents, I paid in municipal committee, in the ministry.Even officers in army garrison have compelled me to pay for their help.I did not expect all this, but up to the last moment I was sure that Istill can make everything. I expected that I can get a vacation payment.But I have received only a part. We get other part a vacation payment afterending of a vacation. I Tried asked to give me this funds now because Ineed this funds urgently. But, at the last moment I have got the answerthat I can get this funds urgently only in case of serious illness or forexample in case of death of the relative. Besides, you know, the part offunds was stolen from my apartment, and it yet have not returned to me.They Have subscribed in police to transfer to me funds to your country, inthree weeks. I feel so guilty. I was sure that nothing can prevent our meeting.But I must pay remaining sum. It is 381 USD. And I must pay fundsbefore 11111111, morning. Otherwise I will lose my nested funds andour jewelry will be sold out simply in vain. I know that I should notask you, and I am very ashamed to do it. And maybe I really simply hadto tell you that I can't meet with you because I could not provide mytravel completely. But I cannot simply refuse our meeting because thenall my diligence, forces, nerves, means will be spent in vain.I understand that it is big sum to lend me. You are not obligedto help me. And 500 dollars which I have spent to get the visa, and 644 $that I have given for the ticket also I restored a door in an apartmentbefore departure. It all are huge funds for me. But I want you to know thatI have given everything not for the sake of myself, but for the sake of us,for the sake of you and me. And I was happy all this time. If you want tomeet me, to help me to make our meeting, please, transfer funds to the helpbefore 11111111, morning. I do not know if you want to help me or already not. But you have told that I should let you know if there is anything you can do to help me.I believe you even though I am afraid to ask. But I have no other exit.I need you Hocine. If you can help me I will tell you what I have found out.You can help me with the help of remittance system. So I have addressed tothe most convenient bank.