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To hug 10 animals of different species

To hug 50 different toyvoyagers

To learn to make a dish with bananas

To visit a zoo and see monkeys

To have someone to teach me the meaning of the expression banana republic

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Novosibirsk, Russia - 9th January 2014

By: Abdysh

Hi! Hi! Hi!!!
3% of year 2014 complete. While loading I have a good time, hope you are too! ;)
This is how I met New Year in Russia.

Helped a bit with cooking.

While cutting salads everybody was watching the traditional New Year comedy - "Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!" Do you know the phrase "There won't be Christmas unless Kevin stays home alone"? The same here, "New Year won't come unless Zhenya confuse Moscow to Leningrad".


Blinis, caviar canapes, salad as a horse (the symbol of year), pickled vegetables and fried fish on the table, and the whole family together: ready to celebrate!


It's almost midnight. Everybody in the country turns on TV, pours champagne and prepares a piece of paper, pencil and matches.


After president Putin finishes the congratulation, the chimes of the Spassky Tower strike twelve. 1, 2, 3, 4 - write your desire on the paper; 5, 6, 7, 8 - burn it and stir the ashes in champagne; 9, 10, 11, 12 - drink! If you manage to, your wish will come true this year.

Then the fireworks started, and they sounded here and there until 4 AM.


Both Dasha and me wrote the same desire: 'to travel a lot'. Can you imagine? It's already beginning to be fulfilled! By the chance, tomorrow we are going to Omsk, another big Siberian city.

Have a great and significant year everybody!
Your Arwen


* Posted Jan 9, 2014, 11:28 am [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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