RE: the trip to Transnistria, Rita has pointed out to me that in my e
mail of April 1st, I incorrectly showed this trip taking place from
Tuesday May 22nd to Wednesday 23rd. I had the day of the week right but
the wrong date. It should have read from Tuesday May 23rd to Wednesday
May 24th. I thank Rita for catching this error and ask that you correct
it on your own personal calendar of activities.
As I mentioned in the same e mail (April 1st), " I have made firm
commitments to each guide and asked for a large enough vehicle for the
number of members who subscribed to each trip. I am therefore expecting
each of you to honour the reservations you made and pay the cost of any
trip(s) you confirmed (even if you change your mind between now and when
they take place.)"
As I have already said on a number of occasions, I cannot get more
information about the cost of the trip at this point, not because I
don't want to but because (1) the hotel in Mogilev is apparently busy
doing renovations (although it will be ready in time for us) but will
get back to our guide soon and (2) the bus drivers will not commit to a
cost for the trip this early because of the frequently changing price of
RE: The bus, the group will be traveling on a 30 seater, the smallest
one we could get with a toilet.
RE: The Emerald Hotel, I have asked the guide to arrange for double
rooms for all couples and single rooms for Gerhard and Cora
I realize you are anxious to know the cost of the trip and I promise you
that as soon as I have more specific information, I will share it with
you. In the meantime, if it helps give you a rough idea, the cost of
the guide is $200 for the two days + the cost of her hotel room. As I
see it, each of you will pay for your own hotel room, and your 1/18th
share of the cost of the guide and driver (including the bus) + their
hotel rooms. Given that a double room at the Chernomosh costs $50.00, I
can't imagine a double room in Mogilev costing more.
Finally, if there are any other latecomers to the Reunion who are
interested in visiting Transnistria, we have room on the bus and I
expect that Hotel accomodations will not be a problem. Please let me
know as soon as possible however, as I have to make arrangements for the
hotel through the guide.