The Chagala Hotel
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... the Ukraine and Rumania, and is just a stones throw from Transylvania. That's irrelevant, but I thought I would create an element of Count Dracula mystery around my Moldovan wine. Never mind.
My house wine is half the price of other cheap wines, the equivalent of two cups of coffee at Chandini's favorite bakery. I know, you are thinking, "Cheese, Norm, get a life!" But you're wrong - it is surprisingly good wine. Moldova has been producing wine ...
... Ramstore is that even when the labels on products are in Russian, the price markers on the shelves have English translations.
Although many expats shop at Ramstore, the clerks do not speak English, so finding specific items means communicating in Russian. This process can prove futile because apparently my Russian accent is almost incomprehensible. We do have an app on phone and i-Pad that reads and translates the labels for you. Lory has had ...
... restaurant called Sancak. Lory ordered stuffed chicken breast and a spicy beef kebab for us. Delicious! Or as we say in Russian, Fkoosna!
Shortly thereafter we would meet the other returning teachers. We have all gotten together on several occasions. The first was dinner and drinks at the Pool Bar in Dostyk Village. The outdoor pool is a social gathering point for the TCO community. It is great for parents, as the kids can swim while the parents visit.
... br> The services include daily cleaning, and laundry. In addition, we have hired a cook to come in three times a week for three hours each day. Her name is Katya. Katya does not speak English beyond a few phrases, so part of my trailing spouse duties is communicating with Katya – her limited English and my limited Russian. Interesting. The result is a lot ...
After very short sleep, our host took us to the train station at 5:00am and we took train to Atyrau.
We only slept, read, ate bread cucumber, tomatoes and a nice piece of meat offered by a kind local, and watched some movies on our laptops.