My previous photo journal was so popular, I decided to add another. This one – a collage of the past few days (including a peek into the mundane aspects of living in a big Russian city.)
So….first we must have clean clothes – right? The washing maching works GREAT, but no dryers in Russian homes, other than the au-natural variety my mother used for many year. Ah… memories of childhood.
Hope you feel like you’ve been here, sort of. I’m off to a new adventure today … participating in private English lessons–one of my favorite activities here in Samara. The young professionals I meet at Nina Alexandrovna’s place are bright, charming, and enjoyable. Not to mention Nina herself – the most energetic 70-something-year-old I’ve ever known.
Tim bits says
I did the same thing in Belize. Hang clothes on a line to dry. In some cases, after washing them in a lagoon! Nothing like swimming in the same water you wash your skivvies in! LOL!
Don’t knock it Jeanette, tis a valuable skill that makes travelling a grateful experience. Blessings my friend! Timbo
LOL – NOT knocking it! I’m very glad for a washing machine in the house and warm weather to dry the clothes quickly. I just have to keep reminding myself to do the laundry a day before I’m completely out of things to wear!
Francy Judge says
Always interesting to get a taste of another culture. Thanks for sharing.
So glad you are following my adventures, Francy. It’s fun for me to share what I experience and the rich culture here in Russia.
Your taxi bus looks pretty roomy compared to what we go through in China sometimes…. Maybe next year you can experience it with us….
That’s a plan that’s in the works…
Today’s taxibus ride was much worse. There was such a wall of bodies around me I couldn’t see out the windows to know my stop. I had to ask for help!