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... it turned into a great fire, burning the wood that john collected from around the site. As always relaxing and chatting around the fire was relaxing and some drying of clothes was also done. The occasional downpour had us ducking for cover or pulling out my small pale green flora embossed umbrella from a tourist stop in China. Dinner was served at 11pm and most people started going to bed after midnight. Even that seemed too early as we had passed through two time zones in the last two ...
... it all wrong as to what a pig says. Clearly a pig does not say "oink, oink," but "hroo, hroo." When we questioned our professor after she mentioned this, she was genuinely joking, yet completely correct, when she followed by saying, "Well, they say 'hroo, hroo' when you kick them. Who knew animal sounds would be different in each language. I mean in Russia, frogs apparently sound like ducks. Maybe I am biased, but I think "ribot, ribot" is more on track.
... fun. One thing that I really, really dislike when first arriving in Russia is the fact that we don't walk everywhere and for fun in the USA; my feet are throbbing and covered in blisters/forming calluses, and it is killer! Although walking is popular every place in the world except the USA, Kazan has to be one of the best cities for just walking around. Bauman street is a normal-sized street just for walking. Since arriving in Kazan, I think I have spent 90% of ...
... the day relaxing in Gorki Park, reading a novel and planning to tell Yuri and Larisa in the evening that I would be leaving the next morning.
Or at least, that was the boring planning my mind had laid out for me. This seams like a great moment to throw out an inspirational quote:
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” - John Lennon
I think you guys get the general direction in which this is going. ...
... up acting as our translator
until the early hours of the morning! We must have made a good impression on
the huge hulk of a Russian man, who happened to be a very proud major in the
Russian army, as after only about 20 minutes of conversation, he invited us to
his nephew’s wedding – well, either he was impressed with us or he just wanted
to show off his new South African friends!! After we had introduced ourselves I
figured out ...