- You ride the marshrutka shouting ostanovite na ostanovke EXACTLY where you want to stop, and not worrying about handing your money to the driver via 6 people
- Strangers are molodoi chelovek! or devushka
- You keep typing 'н' instead of 'n'
- You start to say oiy, akh, ekh
- You actually start to use the prefixes with verbs of motion
- You start measuring in km, kg, and, koneshno, sto gramms!
- You get suspiscious when someone smiles at you (rightly so)
- You laugh at Russian comedy
- Voda and bezgazirovannaya are inextricably linked in your head
- The DSP start pulling even more cars off the road, and you're not surprised when a politician convoy goes past at 200km
- You take a plastic bag everywhere just in case
- You yell Alyo!? into the phone when you answer
26 January 2007
You've Been in Russia (or Kyrgyzstan) Too Long When
Siberian Light has a great link Turkish Invasion's list of 45 hints that you might have spent too long in Russia. Lots of them applied to Kyrgyzstan too, like