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Hello from Russia!

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Hello everyone! I'm alive and well. I discovered all kinds of fun in Sochi! Rabbits, bears, friendly Russians and a great international spirit. Along the way, I had an interesting and very long train journey on Russian Railways. Overall, the Olympic experience was impressive and I'm happy I had the opportunity to attend. Soon I'll tell you all about it. One busy day in Moscow and then I'll return home to America. This trip was so short and I'm sad I have no time to explore other regions or meet with readers.

Btw, this black rabbit slapped my ass. No sexual harassment laws in Russia? :) And where is my beloved Russian winter? It's so warm here, with no sign of snow in either Moscow or St. Petersburg. Pity for me! Stay tuned for stories later in the week....Cheers!

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notabler
Feb. 16th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you had some fun in Sochi. I'm looking forward for longer tales.
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:02 am (UTC)
It was fun, but too warm! I had no idea winter temperatures are so high in this part of Russia.
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kuskus_kuskus
Feb. 16th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
Молодец!)
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:05 am (UTC)
It was a great experience for me!
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leo_sosnine
Feb. 16th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
This black rabbit is my hero now. And I also wouldn't mind to slap your ass. Nothing offensive, just as a sign of admiration! :-)
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:05 am (UTC)
Yes, the rabbit was very amusing and jovial. I didn't take offense at his actions and merely laughed.
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sirottka
Feb. 16th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
Hello!
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
Here's my lunch on the flight from Sochi to Moscow. The chocolate bar has your avatar photo. :) I know this baby is an icon from Soviet times, but who is she?

 photo food_zps961c8010.jpg
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real_marsel
Feb. 16th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
Have a nice time in Russia.
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
The trip is already over, I leave tomorrow. :( Too short!
rollson
Feb. 16th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
is it Woody Allen on the right??
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
Haha! I'm too old for Woody Allen. :))
rider3099
Feb. 16th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
You are awesome :)
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
Hi Olga! I think you will like my photos and stories from Sochi. Lots of interesting people there.
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skvorets1989
Feb. 16th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
We do have such laws in Russia but our women prefer to make a revenge with their own hands :). Actually that's not good. Men must not do such things. Even as a joke.
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:12 am (UTC)
He was joking, and I found it funny though some women may have taken offense.
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fareastener
Feb. 16th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
ahaha

That's no sexual harrasment laws in Russia. Sad - but true :)
Russian winter is on Sakhalin island right now, I swear you.

BTW, I glad to see you well and alive. Happy Birthday, Shannon.
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:13 am (UTC)
Oh, I saw a recent picture from Sakhalin Island. Buried in snow - wonderful! :))
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girlspell
Feb. 17th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Looking forward to hearing form you. Glad you had such a great time.
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:13 am (UTC)
If the Olympics return to the States, I will definitely attend! Great spirit at the Games.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 17th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
O, I was waiting for you to start writing about your Sochi experience! I bet it was quite something. Can't wait for your stories! Opening was good and so idiosyncraticly Russian.
Irina from Maryland

peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:14 am (UTC)
Hi Irina! I liked the opening ceremonies a lot. A really cool look at Russian history, though I think the theme of the ceremony was probably confusing to many foreigners.
addeson
Feb. 17th, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
Meanwhile we had plenty of snow here, in DC area. It's going to be a lot warmer this week though.
Glad you got to enjoy the Olympics!

P.S. there are sexual harassment laws, but they do not work. However, you can always slap the guy and call him a "нахал" :)
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
I can't believe the one week I'm gone there's a major snowstorm in DC!! It so rarely happens. What's the English translation for "нахал"? I don't know this Russian slang word.
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fesma94
Feb. 17th, 2014 03:00 am (UTC)
Hi Shannon ! I'm glad that you well and have fun trip despite of randy rabbit )))
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! Many interesting characters running around Olympic Park. :)
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peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:17 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, I saw no double toilets in Sochi! :))
andreychebodaev
Feb. 17th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Shannon. Have fan in Russian Olimpics.
peacetraveler22
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for birthday wishes!
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