Hi guys an update...
I've now read the 'Travelling Vostok' thread from beginning to end (something I should probably have done before putting my hand up to host him!) and I feel I need to apologise to the rest of the watch wearing world especially for those patient members of the WUS community in places other than North America or the UK.
Vlad has been in Australia since 30 Jan 2014 and is now in Canberra for his SECOND visit, this is inexcuseable there are other far more worthy places where he could be rather than here.
If there is any silver lining to this story it's that by happy circumstance (or serendipity) I will be hosting 'Roman' shortly as well so these two well travelled watches will get to meet before they go their separate ways. I intend getting 'Vlad' out of the country BEFORE 30 Jan 2017.
My preferred destination is to send him to someone who requested his visit way back in 2013 and to a part of the globe he hasn't yet visited... I'm going to PM jose-CostaRica
and ask him if he can come to Costa Rica, hopefully after that he will tour S America and who knows, maybe Asia after that?