The rarity of mushrooms?

As an aside, it’s interesting how much more expensive anything with mushrooms was in Belarus. If a large slice of pie cost around 40,000 Rubles, a large slice of pie containing mushrooms was often more than double that. I have no idea why; I don’t imagine mushrooms are any harder …

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Wobble

Day 13 : Monday 12 May 2014 Technically, today is the first day of my holiday. That is to say, today is the first day of my designated ‘Career Break’ from work – the days up to this point were me using my holiday entitlement up. It’s only a small …

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More on Soviet Trains

Of course not all trains in the ex-Soviet Union are like previously described. The one from Minsk to Vilnius was a two-carriage effort that looked for all the world like something you’d find plying regional railways in the UK. Except much nicer, obviously (mmm London Midland, mmm East Midlands Trains…). …

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