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... of Greenland just as the sun was coming up and it was really beautiful.
We finally landed in Moscow and it was clear right away that this was no sunny Southern California. It is cold, gloomy, and rainy. Fortunately I went shopping before I left and bought a whole new wardrobe of winter gear for the occasion.
My very nice new friend Maria picked me up at the airport. We met online and I'll be staying with her during my visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg. We ...
... t really expect a lot of people
to be able to speak English, and of course I had many encounters where they
didn’t. And we all have this notion that when we go to a foreign country, and
don’t speak the language, we’re going to struggle, or you’re not going to get
anywhere/anything. What I recommend (and I highly recommend a trip to Moscow)
you can learn ...
... fall down old and ugly. The next house would be fairy tale charming. It was strange.
We had been told Uglich was famous for souvenirs so we made a point of stopping at the bazaar on the way back. Beth saw a Russian doll in traditional attire that she bought. While she talked to the vendor, I was getting the Uglich hustle from two English speaking sellers of Russian lacquered boxes. Within five minutes their discounts had reached the ...
... you get some news, weather and a glossy view of life in China.)
After a shower and a change of clothes we head out into the blazing Moscow sun to see what this city has to offer.
The heat is stifling, the traffic is fast and noisy and the main road near our lane is being dug up and resurfaced. As we walk we realise that there is no English translations anywhere. All signage is written in the Russian Cyrillic script, where 'C' is 'S' , 'B' is 'V' 'H' ...
... you can stay in a guarded compound surrounded by juggernauts, and the odd cow. The real delight however is using the truckers toilets which are a picture of sanitation at its highest level. I vowed never to go on Janets Porta Potti but believe me was a veritable pleasure.
We have worked out the Truckers regime and can now order our own food in their cafes. We just find a Trucker who ...