At last, the day has arrived. Yer very ‘eavy, very ‘umble servant is on vacation for the next two weeks, heading over to the eastern parts of the world – back to Eastern Europe, and then on to kind-of-sort-of Central Asia. It is the first serious holiday I have taken since… well, January, basically, when I took a trip over to Serbia.
This time around, I am very pleased to say I will be spending some time in Russia, for the first time in nearly 3 years, and I am very much looking forward to it. Mind you, there are substantial challenges involved in the trip – not the least of which relates to paying for anything while I am there, thanks to MUH WESTURRRN SANKSHUNS!!!! that make VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX cards all useless – but I am quite looking forward to seeing how Russia has held up against the economic war waged on it, with my own eyes.
I will be reporting on what I find, openly and honestly, upon my return. I am confident that Russia has managed to weather all of this nonsense with the country’s customary sang-froid and resilience. Certainly, that is the impression I get from my contacts there.
Poasting will therefore be light – uh, well, lighter, I suppose – for the next week at least. The next Great Mondaydact Browser Smasher will probably be late – it may not arrive at all, in fact. We shall see. My priority over the next few days is to travel and see what I can see – and I have a LONG series of flights ahead of me.
With that in mind, as I head off to (hopefully) sunnier and warmer climes, let us get the holidays off to a proper start with the lovely lady of the week.
This is Milana Spirina (Милана Спирина), age and precise origin unknown, but probably in her early twenties from somewhere in
Mordor Russia. I have no idea who she is or what she does, but apparently she spends a very great deal of her time hanging around in expensive hotels in Dubai, and promoting them.
Draw your own conclusions from that, really.
Happy weekend, lads, and if you don’t hear from me for a while, don’t worry – I’m just busy relaxing.