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Submitted by Tiffany on 10 May, 2011 - 13:28
The Cyrillic alphabet reared its ugly head (apologies to any Russians who may be reading this) in Serbia and so I did a quick session with my homemade flash cards each depicting a letter from that particular alphabet - and there are 33 of them, some looking a bit like this ѫҋБ
The cyrillic alphabet is used in Russia, throughout Central Asia and also Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece, it's useful to be able to recognise key letters when you're riding through and trying to find signpots for major cities, as I learnt through bitter experience last time I rode this route. As they were eating their breakfasts, I had a captive audience before me and passed round some of the cards. The main question turned out to be..."How do you spell vodka in Russian?" I'm not sure how seriously they were taking the lesson.