I finished writing about Portugal, and I was considering what the next topic could be. As my blog is about travelling and cultural experience, I decided to describe several things from Russia, which can be odd to you.
1. Mug. This is a typical print on the mug, which is used, for example: for boiling eggs.
2. Tea pot. The concentrate tea is made in the tea pot, then it is poured into the cup and hot water is added.
3. Spoon. There is nothing special about the spoon, like about the first 2 things. but it may be all about the pattern which didn’t change from Soviet Union times.
4. Can-opener. This is how a Russian can-opener looks like. My Finnish friends got very surprised when they saw it for the first time. It is so interesting that such basic stuff differs much within Europe.
5. Device to mash potatoes. This is so convenient! Just a minute and you get great mashed potatoes. I can’t live without it. As I discovered, it is not frequently used in many countries.
6. Woollen blanket from Soviet Union times. This is the warmest blanket you could have, especially useful in cold winters.
7. Slippers. I think it’s again all about the pattern.
8. Washing machine. Greetings from the past. You should change the water manually. Yes, it takes some time.
I am sure that many of these items are familiar to people from Eastern Europe.
What is the most surprising for you? 🙂