there just isn't that much to do right now except blog

Frustrating things Russians do not have:

1. Change for 500 ruble bills (a little less than $20).

2. Plain water as a drink option (especially since I can’t drink from the tap due to stomach bacteria).

Non-frustrating things:

1. No ice (I don’t care either way, but apparently some Americans do).

2. No smiling when you make eye contact with a stranger (I like not having to have to think about that).