The habits of Russian tourists often cause bewilderment among foreigners. This time, a Russian traveler vacationing in Turkey, after a conversation with a local resident, named three incomprehensible and stunning Russian traditions for him. She told about it in her Yandex.Zen blog.
According to the interlocutor of a tourist who stayed in Izmir on the Aegean coast, he was extremely surprised when he learned that Russians, even on vacation, are looking for familiar products and prefer Russian cuisine to local ones, swim in late autumn and winter and strive to invite everyone to visit Russia.
“When guests from Russia move in, the first thing they ask is grocery stores where you can buy Russian food: buckwheat, oatmeal, sour cream, cottage cheese, milk, condensed milk and other products. They are looking for it all over the city, so that they can cook it for breakfast later. But why? Turkish cuisine is very tasty and varied, we have a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits that are not available in Russia,” the Turk was surprised.
Russian tourists are brave people. They can swim with a smile on their face not only in November, but also in December and even January, when the water temperature is too cold by local standards. “I understand that the climate of Turkey and Russia is fundamentally different, many Russians live in cities where there is a lot of snow, and the temperature in winter drops to -40°C. This is probably why the water in the sea now seems warm to them, because they bathe in the morning, when the air is only + 20 ° C, we won’t even wet our feet in such a cold, but at least you have something, ”added the shocking Turk.
Tourists from Russia who rent accommodation from a Turk in Izmir often invite him for a return visit. “I have not yet met another such good-natured people as the Russian people. Every Russian tourist, leaving me, invites me to visit, assures me that I must definitely visit you in Russia,” the tourist’s interlocutor noted.
According to him, despite the fact that the Russians, who invite a Turk to visit, rent a room from him, and still show maximum hospitality and friendliness. “Every time I am extremely pleased to receive invitations to Russia. I think one day I will definitely come to your country to see it in person and meet new interesting people,” he assured.
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