Story: How I was taking the Permit to Ukraine/Romania border (Marmarosh/Carpathian Mountains))At first time I was thinking that it is very seriously to walk on UA/RU
border. if I with my friends don't have a permit - border guards
with guns will take us to prison (by law - 15 days to clarify the purpose of illegal border crossings).
A month before the trip I phoned to Mukachevo squad and sent them
a fax with the permit application with passport data of all participants
in my group and informed about our trek.
After two weeks I phoned them again and asked about my permit,
they said that my application was considered--everything is good and the permission sent to border office in Dilove :)
...01.05.2010 We was in Dilove. When I came into office Department of Border Services, they asked me:
"Have you phoned to Mukachevo squad and did they gave you a permit ?"
I said "Yes, they sent it to your office"
The border guards was looking to some documents...and said after minute:
"Is not here"...(I was worry )...But if you give to us 50 UAH donation - we will give you a permit!"
I said "Ok, but I have only 30 UAH..."(Of course I know that they
want get some money, another tourists said to me before I came to this "office")
...they gave me a permit, but it was look like copied piece of paper...
During four days in Marmarosh we only once saw forest rangers near border
(Thay asked us about permision but didn't look to it) and it's all..