Some thoughts on Siberia
Driving is very crazy here. I really couldn’t imagine getting behind the wheel.
There is some sort of fixation with beets. I think that beets may be the national vegetable. Dwight Shrute would be proud.
There are factories everywhere. You drive into the countryside and you see smoke stacks skyline the horizon.
The roads are not well kept, potholes are hard to avoid.
Never hand a store clerk money. Place it in the dish that sits on the store counter.
Always take your jacket off and take it to the “Cloak Room”. If you don’t every one in the restaurant will stare you down.
Potato chips aren’t a popular item here. Pringles are the only chip we have found.
There are 2-inch thresh-holds in between rooms here. We haven’t figured that one out yet.
Everyone listens to dance (club) music. The bass pounds from the cars and even in the local Subway restaurant.
Everything requires a stamp-seal. I don’t know where this comes from, but they stamp everything! We learned this from the paperwork for the adoptions.
Labels: Russia Trip 2