Second cup of coffee….thoughts

Going to start this post and then walk my morning walk. It is cold out, but not near as cold as it has been and it feels almost equator like at -12 C. It is true, once you adjust to harsh cold, then around -10 becomes soft feeling. Unless you are coming from +10 to -10 then -10 is harsh…

(5.5 mmol/L this morning at 4:30 a.m. and that wakes me up and no more sleeping at this point…)

Walking in Russia takes some getting use to….

Russians seem to have no sense of the correct side of the sidewalk to walk. I know that in the Metro everyone has rules that say, “walk to the left”. And for the most part, people follow that rule. Russians drive on the right side of the road and for the most part, people follow that rule (hint: “for the most part”) But for the most part, Russians can not walk a sidewalk for their life. The people walk all over the damn place: Babushka is walking down the middle of the sidewalk. Five kids arm in arm walking across the whole side walk. Three mothers with baby carriages, you got it side by side and that pretty much holds to anyone walking the sidewalks. No right or left rule, no be courteous to elderly, kids, dogs, cats and or bears. A walk on a Russian sidewalk is truly, “Russian Roulette” at times….and no one but no one hardly gives an inch, 90% of the time.

This is in total opposite to how they treat people in general. There is actually three major issues that I find in Russia. 1. holding doors 2. rules for sidewalks and 3. driving skills sucks big time (same as walking the sidewalks)….the rest of the things I handle no problem. Truth is it is a a lack of being taught to have certain public acceptable courtesies…

I accept as a huge factor, that there is too many people in too small of an area and it has its drawbacks…

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Overall, vendors will put out over one million kilogrammes of dairy products.

Source: Say cheese: Mos/Food! festival to offer nearly 110 kinds of cheese / News / Moscow City Web Site

Have a nice day…


March 8th in Russia is Very Important! (International Women’s Day)

I have talked about this holiday before and will probably talk about it some more!

International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women… (Link)

Observed by: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Israel, Laos, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia…

Date celebrated on: March 8 yearly!

So if you are a man this is one date that you need to remember, or if you know someone from the above countries and they are a woman. Otherwise you could be in trouble… 🙂