A good Christmas present...  

rm_muffin162 55M
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5/24/2006 12:18 pm

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5/25/2006 9:59 am

A good Christmas present...


YES,i know its a little bit early for thinking about Christmas presents,but i was thinking today of one of the nicest Christmas presents i have ever received.

Some years ago on a friday my train arrived at Moscow central station,i started my journey the friday before, boarding the Trans Siberian Express at Bejings main train station,i made my journey on a Russian built train,which have more room than the Chinese trains and after eating rice meals for months in China had to my mind at the time better food.

I had no hotel booked in Moscow,i like to just turn up and see what happens.The hotels in Moscow were going to cost more than my 7 day train journey for one nights board.

I went to the hotel Rossiya and sat down in the bar,some guy was playing music and after a while introduced himself,we started talking,his wife also worked here selling cigarettes,they invited me to there flat where i stayed for a week seeing Moscow.

When i returned to the UK i had around 30 pounds in Russian money,i put it in an envelope and sent them to my host in Moscow,i never heard from him for months,then out of the blue he sent me a telegram,thanking me for sending him the money to me it is 30 pounds,to him it was more than he and his wife earned in a month of work.

The telegram arrived a few days before Christmas eve.It made a good Christmas for me thinking that this guy and his family also had a good time.


rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
5/25/2006 9:59 am

Hey Takethemoney,never mind takeing the money,get some money saved up,you have got a few months to save the money,then you can buy me a nice present...


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