This is the Удача bar, where I met Sasha and Alex. One thing I found quite refreshing was the fact that these guys didn’t think my trip was dangerous. Most of the Russians I’ve met so far have been horrified at my plan, convinced I will be robbed or murdered etc.. (Though it has to be said none of these people actually live in Russia!).
They’re obviously regulars and friendly with the lady who works there. We were looked after and I ended up helping her 9 year old daughter Jessica with some English practice. Bright as a button and speaking English, Russian and Korean – a very impressive young lady!
It would be tempting to hang out there tomorrow night too. But I won’t. Sure it’s easier to talk to people and get a taste of Russia, but I’ll get the real deal soon enough. I also want to find out more about Korea, the culture and people while I’m here. I can do that much better once I have my bike, and with any luck…..