Monday, 7 September 2009

Handy hints for travelers 1: alphabet

Everyone I talked to before I got here says that the most important thing is to learn the Cyrillic alphabet. They are right. Russian letters are phonetic and only pronounced one way (unlike English) so it is pretty simple. Feel a real fool though, as I painstaking spell out each word, especially as they are often very like the English or French equivalent, for example, стоп stop and старт start.

1 comment:

  1. i'm visiting moscow alone for a few days in november, so i came upon your blog. i've enjoyed reading as it goes deeper than the usual stuff you get on frommers, fodors, etc. do you have any tips for traveling there alone? i'm thinking of hiring a personal guide for the day, but i am a little lost as to how i'll spend my nights alone.