10 familiar to us things that are shocking foreigners
A lot of what we've been used to and do not see it as anything special for foreigners is a true exotic. Come to our country, they are very surprised many around. In our collection we have collected 10 familiar to every Russian things that shocked visitors from other countries.
1. Hidden turnstiles in the subway
Pretty cruel mechanism, which not only will not let the hare in the underground, but also punish him an unexpected blow to the most delicate places. At the new station sets a more modern visual turnstiles, but the old turnikety- "bouncers" many more where you can meet. Even passing through them perfectly legal way, the spinal cord feel anxiety: a sudden mechanism zaglyuchit and vlupil? This is so that we do not relax. In the subway you have to be always on the alert.
The Western doctors have learned to distinguish our children from all the others on the mysterious green spots on the body. And when they realized that it is in general, have sounded the alarm: they say, this liquid is quite dangerous, solid teratogens with carcinogens. But we do not care. After brilliant green - the same mandatory thing in any apartment, such as the packages package.
3. Doors that open inward
Among the foreigners is a legend, if such doors placed to the KGB was more convenient to them to break out. This, of course, nonsense, in fact, everything is easier. The doors are traditionally open inwards because we do not live in a warm climate. Where, per night for a couple of meters of snow on the porch piles, very quickly understand how to hang the door, if it is to get out of the house until spring.
They say this dish you need to get used to since childhood, or adult, for the first time trying to buckwheat, will feel the bitterness and the chemical taste. In the west, of course, buckwheat can be found, but only on layouts dumb "bio" food: in small bags, neprozharennoe, green and good-for-nothing.
5. Activated carbon
Coal is used as an absorbent in the world, but in the west of pharmacists do not dare to say so directly not frightened population that need to ingest pieces of minerals. There charcoal mask in pleasant white and pink tabletochki kapsulki. In our country - the harsh and ugly truth.
6. Birch sap
Think about it: the juice that is extracted directly from the tree. Incredible exotic, which is an alien shock, stupor and awe. You wait for a few seconds and achieves poor story about moonshine from stools.
Another strategically important liquid, which for some unknown reason, still have adopted the foreigners. You would think they have a hangover does not happen there. Why we still do not export this magic? Why not build transnational rassoloprovody? Mystery.
In the past holders have been distributed around the world to protect pricey and fragile glasses. Over time, the glasses have ceased to be such a value, and a cup holder forgotten. But not in our trains. Shakes, you know! And what a journey on a train without a hot tea?
Seeds appeared in our latitudes on the strength of 200 years ago, but in that time have become an integral part of the culture. Methodically nibble sunflower seeds, spitting the shells directly under your feet - this is our local variety of meditation.
10. The Old New Year
Amazing holiday-an oxymoron, that you can not just go and explain to a foreigner. We'll have to make an excursion into history, to talk about the calendar change, then the change of power, the difference between the Christmas and New Year, the interpenetration of different cultures and balances holiday Olivier ... No, better to be limited by the fact that our people just love the holidays. Fun for three weeks in the middle of winter - our tradition! What is not clear?