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Стороны света

Утащено у кучи народа с дайри.

Написать самые отдалённые города, в каких вы побывали, во всех направлениях.

Самый северный город — Кемь (по дороге на Соловки, на которых городов не наблюдается);
Самый восточный — Иркутск (опять же, на байкальском острове Ольхон городов нет);
Самый западный — Сан-Франциско;
Самый южный — Иерусалим.


Four corners of the world meme.

You write the most remote towns you have visited in all directions.

North: Kem (the port town going to Solovetskie Islands where there are no towns);
East: Irkutsk (there are no towns on the Olkhon Island in lake Baikal, either);
West: San Francisco;
South: Jerusalem.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 2nd, 2016 06:52 pm (UTC)
Если бы я еще понимала стороны света на карте)))
Feb. 2nd, 2016 08:38 pm (UTC)
Даже так?))

Ну в Яндекс- или гуглокартах они всегда фиксированы).
Feb. 2nd, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
I'd love to go to Jerusalem.
Mine are: south Gambia
West: New York
North: Norway
East: Hungary
: )
Feb. 2nd, 2016 08:37 pm (UTC)
You should if you can. Word of warning about Sabbath though (nightfall on Friday - nightfall on Saturday): almost nothing is open (especially in Jerusalem), even some elevators work weirdly because Orthodox Jews not only are not supposed to work on that day, but also operate machinery. So the elevators stop on every level of the building automatically, letting them "not operate" those.

What were you doing in Gambia?
Feb. 2nd, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
I took 15 students from my school on a school trip. We went twice. We taught in schools there and visited a few places. Really cool school trip. : )
What were you doing in California? What did you make of it?
Feb. 2nd, 2016 09:19 pm (UTC)
The first time my friends and I went to pay respect to our favourite singer Joe Dassin (he was American French, and buried in LA). Afterward we went on a road trip.

And the second time I went to see John Hurt in Krapp's Last Tape (going to LA to theatre sounded even stranger than going to New York or London, but also was absolutely worth it).

Los Angeles was "slow" and very unhurried compared to the rhythm I'm used to in Moscow, or New York. Its streets were also dirty :-) because they don't have a lot of rain and also not enough water to waste washing pavements. They also have very rude drivers that don't stop at pedestrian green lights unless they see you step off the pavement onto the road. It was annoying, especially because my friends had warned me that the anti-jaywalking rule was enforced to the point of the police ambushing pedestrians in that state, so I never did that in California.

I was only in San Francisco for two days, and the main impression was "humid" even if there was just a little fog when we arrived and no rain. Also, I did not quite believe the streets were as hilly as that when watching car chases in movies (like in the Rock), but they are!
Feb. 2nd, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a cool trip.
I worked as a waiter for a couple of months on the east coast of the States. Interesting experience. I found the work ethic very positive there compared with England which seems more...lazy somehow. My other thoughts were that everything was twice the size than the equivalent in England, and... the people seemed a little more superficial somehow... i'm not sure how to explain that but it definitely felt that way...
Feb. 2nd, 2016 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hmm, interesting observation.

I was in the States several times, but never very long (the road trip vacation was the longest, 4 weeks, normally less than 10 days). I had a feeling that people were sort of more superficially open than in Russia, if it makes sense. What I mean, it's easier to approach strangers with small things (and I actually approve the American habit of commenting on something they like in your appearance. It is not done back home and I miss it, and have to stop myself, because if you make a comment like that, it's usually taken not as "thank you for brightening my day" but as a strange advance).

But maybe it is more difficult to move past that superficial comradery. I don't mind though, I don't need many deep connections, it's a relief when people get acquainted slowly.
Feb. 4th, 2016 11:52 am (UTC)
I really don't seem to want to go very far west...

North: Luosto, above Arctic Circle in Finland
South: Melbourne, Australia
East: Sydney, Australia
West: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Feb. 4th, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
I really don't seem to want to go very far west...
We who live on the continent have further to go without leaving it or our country :-)

Did you visit both of those Australian cities in the same trip?
Feb. 5th, 2016 09:44 am (UTC)
To be honest, I was only in transit at Melbourne airport for about an hour on my way home from a holiday in Sydney. Otherwise I would have to say that Sydney was both the furthest south and east that I had ever been from home. :-)
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