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Malaysian in Russia: people don't speak much in streets

couchsurfing logoYesterday I hung out with a couchsurfer Ying. She is a Malaysian girl who teaches English on a cruise ship so she moves from spot to spot all the time and has visited a bunch of interesting tourist places like Caribbean, Mauritius, Mediterranean and so on. She arrived in St. Petersburg for several hours.

The day was very rainy and cold and the most of time we spent at cafe speaking about societies, people's self-development, spirituality and future of the world. Our opinions were very similar to each other.

I met Malaysian first time so it was interesting to learn more about their life. The fact that surprised me is that even villagers in Malaysia can communicate in English worse or better. Young Malaysians mainly speak English. It was curious to learn some stuff about relations between ethnic groups in Malaysia because the thread is relevant for the post-Soviet space.

At the end of the meeting Ying told about her impressions about Russia - not much because she have been here twice just for several hours. I liked the most her opinion that St. Petersburg people speak not much in streets, supermarkets and cafe - interesting, isn't it? I have the same feeling.

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