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... where we got to see a commemorative march for the ‘Blue Berets’, an air force group that has its National day of celebration on August 2nd. They were meeting at the War Memorial as we got there, wearing their spiffy uniforms of blue and white striped tank tops and blue berets. They may also have been wearing camouflage or uniform jackets over the top. As we wandered around the churches and the riverside walk nearby they had their service, which ...
... and kisses on the cheek!
To which my response each time was, ‘Get off me”!!!
Wouldn’t have been so bad but he hadn’t shaved for a couple of days and that stubble was rough!
There were also jabs in the chest, slaps on the shoulder, spit pictures drawn on windows (he found pulling the blind down worked better for his spit pictures) etc. No end to his attempts at getting his message across!
Well, after ...
Passing through the Taiga Forest from The Urals into Siberia ending up in Irkutsk beloved to players of RISK.
Enforced inertia brings on a verbosity of inexcusable proportions. Sane persons are excused reading this blog from now on.
One Siberian we spoke to in Yerkateringburg said that she preferred the Siberian climate. The Urals weather was changeable but in Siberia it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Regrettably there was rather too much ...
... in Mongolia. That is from the outside. Flats built in the communist era were very much subject to the “she’ll be right mate” attitude. However inside all is neat and modern. An older lady owns the place and obviously had many people staying here over the years judging by the myriad of souvenirs, books and postcards from all over the world She told me that she had been offering home stay’s ...
... I would sound out words on signs or buildings and try to spot words I know like "bank" or "bar" or "restaurant" or "Salon". It was also fun to wear my poker face on the streets and try to blend in as much as possible with the swarm of people on the streets. Russians are not afraid to stare ruthlessly at you if you are being inconspicuous in any way, so it was pretty easy to tell when I was doing a good job, or not. Meeting the Russian students of MXAT was amazing, ...