Learning Russian in St. Petersburg Part 1: Cyrillic 101

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  1. Love your observations… and I can SO relate to your story!! Having crossed the border from Mongolia to Siberia, then taking the train westward and spending weeks all over Russia, I had plenty of time to pick up the language. Very useful – especially at the info desk at Moscow’s train station, where the clerk seemed unable to converse in (or in true Soviet style, resistant to) English. But I never tired of saying words like “PECTOPAH” instead of restaurant – even when I knew the correct pronunciation. Much hilarity ensued in conversation!

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      1. I know, great fun with word play!
        Not a business trip; rather an adventurous pan-Asian journey, including SE Asia, Korea, Nepal, Mongolia and Russia. Now hoping to see more of Indonesia too 😉 But hey, you travel too! (quite the bug, isn’t it?)

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