We wanted to capture some things we walked past on our travels through Russia that didn’t fit a particular blog but gives an indication of some random things that you could expect to see.
Things we noted:
- Everything is measured and paid for by the gram, from an ice-cream in a cone to a main meal in a restaurant.
- In a restaurant, vodka is cheaper than water, skol!
- Music & radio is pumped out into the streets – so you have no choice whether you want to have peace on the streets or not!
- Russian’s drink loads of tea…apparently over 80% of Russians drink tea daily. We certainly increased our tea consumption while we were there.
- Russian’s make great bread – we tried lots of different styles on our travels and they were all tasty.
- Many shops, supermarkets and restaurants are hidden away and hard to find. We were told this is because many people opened businesses in their flats or apartment blocks post-communism.
- Cars are number one, pedestrians are left to fend for themselves on multi-lane roads (apart from in Moscow where there are underground tunnels!)
Things we saw: