Getting there is half the fun...
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October 7th, 2007 – by: rushnrockt
At least I did manage to get myself window sits... no thanks to the travel agents on that one either. And being a dual citizen, entry into Russia was amazingly painless. Let's see what exit will look like.
As to being in Russia for the first time in 13 years, I must say: who frigging took my Russian language? This is the same feeling I had in Sweden, everything feels so different, but then you see the names of the stores, the advertisements and TV and it's like you never left US.
The other weird feeling comes from the fact that everyone treats me like I am a Russian that's always lived her, since I speak the language just fine. Yet, I can't even figure out what beer to order which I can't really explain away by saying "I am new to St. Petersburg!" They must think I am retarded. And it sure as hell confuses them why I use dollars. But they don't complain either :)
So, a full day is up ahead, it should be interesting.
P.S. There are people all over the city, walking! Having lived in suburbia for 13 years, it is such a nice feeling. And for guys out there, yes, the women are as hot as always.
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