Friday, February 23, 2007

first impressions

Our first impressions being back in the states after two years in Russia:

*there are too many choices in the stores

*people are speaking a language we completely understand

*people give each other more personal space than we are used to... there were a lot of empty seats on the shuttle bus to the plane and people stood far apart.

*there are too many choices in the stores!

In Vienna at the airport we were able to purchase magazines and books in English. Then at the airport in D.C. there were two Borders Stores. There were two Starbucks.

The Passport control in D.C. was not any faster than in Moscow and only slightly more organized. The workers were just as sarcastic with people!

Walmart is huge... Borders and Starbucks are everywhere!


  1. Anonymous11:48 PM

    WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. thanks! I actually drove today for the first time in two years... it felt strange but good!