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... chose to forego correcting my horrible grammar, and, instead, corrected how I was counting. Yes, that is right, she corrected how I counted with my fingers. I was starting with a fist and straightening my pointer finger first. Apparently, I was supposed to start with all my fingers out and fold them down starting with my pinkie. Now, aren't you glad you know how to count on your fingers in Russian.
Also, you will quickly be shushed if you whistle inside. Of course I ...
... and I went to lunch and then her favorite spot in the city. It was rainy and we got soaked, but it was nice to get to see a different part of the city. I definitely need to return when the weather is nicer. It was just beautiful. A very unique building, well-cared for park, and a stunning view of the city on the river. I have posted some pictures, but, like I said, the weather sucked not doing the area justice. Today my host mom took me to the market. It is ...
... The shortage of funds was tackled by cutting corners on quality and costs, having the Russian treasury print more money and ultimately by attracting foreign investors, primarily French. There were innumerable setbacks which delayed the project by months or years such as a ship carrying sleepers, rails and other vital supplies sinking. Amongst the biggest miscalculations though was the idea of transporting the train across Lake Baikal on a purpose ...
... the room were as you would expect. I’m glad I brought flip-flops.
Kazan is … different.
It is the capital of Tatarstan, an autonomous region populated by Tatars, an ancient Turkic people. You won’t find onion domes here. All right, who am I kidding, it is still Russia. You just won’t feel quite as swamped by them.
Once again, the city is dominated by the Kremlin. The Kremlin is dominated by the ...
... knew it, people
started coming out of rooms we hadn’t even noticed yet, it felt like something
out of a horror movie – all of these zombie like people coming out of all
corners of this tiny hostel. Soon enough the room was full of tired looking,
hung over people, draping themselves over the crusty furniture. That was our
sign to get out of there and explore the city and see if there was anywhere
else we could stay for the ...