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... buckwheat, and dried apricots in my tea. On the contrary, I am sooo not about the cold Kvas (like worse than rotten non-alcoholic beer if that were possible) soup, crab mayo salad, vinegar with a bit of cabbage, any other concocted "salad," the four-in-one kasha (like oatmeal) that tastes like buttered mud and sand, and bread with an inch of butter and an inch of raw fish. I have gagged more times than I would like to count. There is a very, very fine, extremely dangerous ...
... developed a bit of a headache and decided to head to bed early. I am sure that I developed the headache as a result of the extreme weather change! I had wanted my host mom to know why I had quarantined myself in my room all evening and so right before going to bed I mentioned that my head was bothering me a little. She immediately switched into frenzy mode running to the fridge. She said that she had a pill that would work and help me, which translated to "Take this while I ...
... the man.
"What's wrong?" asked the man in the car.
"Terrorists have captured president Putin and are threatening to burn him alive with gasoline if we don't collect 1 billion rubles to pay his ransom! Can you help us?"
"Sorry." replied the man in the car. "I only have 1 liter of gas in my car. I don't think I can help you out."
Hilarious I know. Well Thats all for now.
... assassinated on this very spot in 1881. Modeled after St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, the onion-domed exterior fulfills the common pictures of Russia. The cathedral is full of mosaics, all restored, after it was used during the Communist controlled era as a warehouse for vegetables.
Only a few of the photos can be included. The following photos are grouped by the five locations we visited. The Part 2 post will cover our visit to ...
... dating to the First World War and then made an obligatory stop at a souvenir shop. This was souvenir shopping with a difference, not only did they have everything one could possibly want that bore even the slightest link to Russia or the former Soviet Union, we were welcomed by complimentary vodka shots. Only in Russia!
With our afternoon free, Ashley and I chose to exercise our perceived mastery of the St ...