One of the best things about traveling is seeing how the place you’re visiting is different from your home. I’ve traveled widely in Europe and Russia was probably the most different place I’ve been yet. To sum it up in one sentence: Russia is not for wimps.
There didn’t seem to be many rules there at all, and much of the public safety infrastructure we now take for granted in the US—safe and stable stairways, pedestrian crossings, lanes on the interstates, no holes in sidewalks smoking bans—do not exist. Not even medicines cater to the weak—check out the non-coated ibuprofen tablets.
You all probably know by now that I really enjoy taking pictures of oddball things. Here are a few more images from weird and wonderful Russia: