…you plan your summer holidays accordant to the cold water schedule.
I’m obviously not from St.Petersburg. Here they have just cold water for two weeks every summer, the state says it’s because water pipelines maintenance. The cold water period started today (tuesday), the day I usually wanted to leave to Moscow. But I totally overslept this morning and now will go tomorrow. So I had the pleasure to take a very cold shower this noon.
But today I managed it to get new passport pictures and to learn a little bit more russian (which is still very very poor). So here’s the ultimate russian hitchhiking sentence guide for people who speak german (in german phonetics):
Iswinitze -> Sorry/Excuse me
Ja odschin plocha gawaru pa russkie, iswinitze. -> My russian is very bad, I’m sorry.
Wui jeditzie wö …? -> Do you go to … ?
Moschizie w(u)siat minja bisplatne? -> Would you give me a lift for free?
Moschna dajechat ßwami do … ? -> Can I come with you until … ?
Baschalsta -> Please
So, have fun learning that and start to hitchhike to Vladivostok!