Getting yelled by a Babushka – not the Russia I had imagined

We have this unique distinction of having umbrellas from a couple of countries. No, we don't collect umbrellas ! Its just that in our initial trips, we were not being equipped for the trip and ended up buying umbrellas or lending them from family there. It was 2013, we decided to visit one of our friend … Continue reading Getting yelled by a Babushka – not the Russia I had imagined

When we were refused a ticket to public transport and we still don’t know why

​The guide book mentioned that tram tickets will be available at the hotel reception. The reception staff said they would be available at the convenience store near the tram stop and the lady at the convenience store said NO when we asked her for the ticket. Public transport is a cheap way of sightseeing in … Continue reading When we were refused a ticket to public transport and we still don’t know why