Walking around Busan and the Chinese quarter, I happened on the Russian quarter. I realised I could make more sense of the menus there, because they’re in cryllic. I thought I’d try out my Russian so I checked out the Удача bar.
I met a couple of likely lads, Alex and Sasha. Both were crab fishermen on their last night out before going back to sea for a month. We managed to talk about a few things, which was a relief. I’m now much more confident I’ll get by in Russian.
But before you get too impressed, I’m brutally aware now of how much Russian I don’t understand too!