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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 ...
... just fine walking in them for long distances. I know Kristen wouldn't make it through a morning in any of their shoes :)
3. Russians do not smile for pictures. And if they do, they never show their teeth. It saves a lot of money on Dentist bills if you never show your teeth. They think people that smile for pictures look slow, a belief that came out of USSR propaganda maybe; I don't actually know, this is all ...
... are another set of ‘bunk beds’ this
makes your ‘compartment’ a 6 sleeper. As you can well imagine, it’s a lot more
chaotic, smelly and busier than 2nd class, but it’s also a lot more
social. While Sean got his way for the first overnight trip and we travelled 2nd
class, I got mine on the next trip and we travelled in 3rd class.
Unfortunately, due to availability, we ...