Brighton to Beijing Overland part 2: Misery on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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  1. hummm I do have heard that people are not smily and not very helpfull in Russia.. I´m guessing they socialise in diferent ways.. Its a cold country people tend to be cold too.. well bring on a bottle of vodka and that might help breaking the ice! and one advice: start learning some mandarin as in China its the only way to comunicate.. so I´ve heard! hopefully more smily there 🙂

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    1. I have been talking with a Russian person about this today..he said to me, “why make the effort to smile at strangers?”
      Someone else also said that you are considered stupid if you smile…
      In Armenia it wasn’t the same…i felt that people there were still very warm, even though they didn’t smile too much.
      But anyway, my next post about Russia will disprove all these theories (when i get time to type it!)

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