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... it back to the hostel. I had gone up to a counter of pasta salads, and cooked meats etc and for about half of the dishes on display, when I asked for a boxful, the lady just shook her head with the suggestion that it either would have gone off or wouldn't be very good. Either way, I didn't have the Russian to ask why it was still out on display. Shared a couple of bottles of Russian cognac with a few nice Russian guys at the hostel who were in Kazan studying ...
... say for every Russian, but, in general, Russians are more superstitious than Americans. If you whistle inside for example, you will lose all your money. Two times now a fellow classmate has whistled in class and our professor yelled at him to stop both times before I even heard him whistle, leaving me quite confused and of course my classmate without a kopeck (=0.029 cents if I did my math correctly) to his name. If you wish to not jinx something, you can spit over your ...
... several buildings and streets. Again, I will need to return there. At one point it started raining, but you could tell it would quickly pass. To wait for the rain to subside, my host mom and I stepped into a restaurant and she bought us each a beer. Gettin' a beer with my Russian host mom/grandma midday on Sunday= interesting. After buying what we needed to at the market and walking all around, we returned home for a late lunch. And now here I am blogging and working on homework. I ...
... observations of our journey thus far.
1. Despite the fact no one speaks English, they all wear clothes that have English written all over it. Consequently, you see some interesting shirts that you probably wouldn't seen worn in the states. Here are a few examples of some shirts thus far.
a. A little kid wearing a shirt that says "Cream 369" on it... totally confused on this one.
b. A woman wearing a shirt ...
... opportunities to get off the train as it stops for varying lengths of time
(between 2 and 50 minutes) when at a station, it’s the fact that you can’t
shower and after a few days your fresh food runs out and you are left with,
either dried or smoked fish you buy on the platforms or you are stuck with 2
minute noodles! There are of course different classes onboard trains, 1st
or Spalny vagon, 2nd Kupe,