Yesterday it was 2 years ago to the day that we left on our biggest adventure. We started in Israel, and ended in Japan, and visited a bunch of countries in-between over quite a few months. Our second last country was Russia – the least foreigner friendly country we visited! Mostly because hardly anyone spoke English, and lots of places didn’t have menus in English.
When I get to a new city I like to do one of those hop-on-hop-off bus rides. I’ve spoken about it before. So on our first morning in Moscow we saw a hop-on-hop-off bus and went over to it. We motioned for a brochure, which the guy gave us, and discovered it was all in Russian. Where they usually list 6 or more little flags to show the languages on the bus there was only one – Russian! We sort of managed the ask the guy if it’s in English, and even though we’re still to this day not sure if he understood, he did tell us a firm “No”. Riiiighhhhttt…. I mean, I guess they must get quite a few Russian visitors in Moscow from other parts of their incredibly large country, but to not offer any other language?! We were surprised! But that pretty much set us up for our experience in Moscow – definitely left to fend for ourselves a fair bit!
This month I’d like to welcome Amanda from Not A Ballerina to the Wanderlust Team! Please make her feel welcome! Our Wanderlust team shared some great posts last month! Lets check some out below:
- Lost in Digestion // 24 Hours in Tokyo from Boy Eats World
2. An Aussie Kid Perspective of the American Toilet from The Kid Bucket List
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