Fishing on a frozen lake.
Place: Near Lake Baikal, Russia
Author: Alexandre Boulanger
French engineer in his thirties. He left China in on the Trans-Siberian train, crossing Mongolian and Russian territory. After a year of cheerful and sometimes naive Chinese culture, he was shocked by the much colder Russian attitude. This did not prevent him from being charmed by the challenge provided by their seriousness and apparent harshness: “a smile from a Russian is always a well-deserved smile!”
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