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Tag: Russia

Funny Signs Around the World

There are close to 7000 languages spoken in the world today.  It is impossible to learn them all, even the most widely spoken ones.  When traveling to other countries and the tourist sites, many signs with directions and attraction names are translated into English and other languages.  Not all languages have words for things that other languages have. That is where hilarity can ensue while traveling. Also, there are signs that just make you laugh. Here are some of the funniest signs I’ve run across. In Lovina, Bali: Hide was probably not the word they meant.  It was a sign Read More

Culture Shock/The Journey to Russia

  From the archives….found this post is my Windows Live Writer draft list.  It is really fun to remember this now! (I wrote this post the day of our arrival to Russia, however I am not posting it until I leave Russia) A lot of people ask me about how different other countries are from our own.  Usually my reply is that everything is fine, no big deal, things are different, not wrong but different.  And that is very true.  However the first time you experience a new country particularly one that is poorer than your own, there is a Read More