December 30, 2017

My first year in Russia was the best I ever had. The only countries that I had visited before my posting to Russia were Bhutan and Myanmar (not counting transits through Nepal and Thailand). When the plane was landing in Moscow, the whole place looked very different (a...

December 25, 2017

There are several, which I experienced in Russia and nowhere else. The one’s that immediately come to mind are below:

  • The New Year is the most important holiday for Russians. The whole country shuts down from 31 December till about 10 January. Russians prepare well...

December 20, 2017

Have a ‘clutter collecting’ email id.

Do not use it to send emails. Never give it to anyone you want to actually correspond with but use it for purposes such as (i) Verification for free wifi in public places (ii) Getting discount cards in shops (iii) Hotel check-in for...

December 14, 2017

When you travel to a place, where crime such as theft of personal belongings and money is not uncommon, it is possible that you may be confronted by a person armed with a knife or a gun demanding that you hand over your purse, watch, mobile phone, jewellery and anythin...

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