Disclaimer: Due to the number of comments that have been received it has been felt necessary to clarify that this trip is in no way based on "The Long Way Round" which the authors of the trip were not aware and nor was it first broadcast of at the time at which this trip was drunkenly conceived. The authors of this trip would like to distinguish their intended trip from the journey undertaken in "The Long Way Round" in that unlike Charlie Borman and Ewan McGregor they are not experienced riders (they have both only been riding motorbikes for just over one year), they are not receiving sponsorship and they will not have a support crew with them at any point on the journey. Just to avoid any further confusion it has been thought that it would be helpful to point out that Tom Horovitch and Peter Caley are both fictional characters and are not famous film stars.

Friday, July 28, 2006

СКОЛЪКО ЭТО СТОИТ? (How much is it?)

A kiosk in Moscow

СКОЛЪКО ЭТО СТОИТ? (skolka eta sto-eet?)

  • A litre of water - 18 roubles - 36p
  • A bottle of Russian beer - 17.5 roubles - 35p
  • A can of Coca Cola - 13 roubles - 26p
  • A bottle of imported beer - 40 roubles - 80p
  • Half a litre of vodka - 60 roubles - One pound twenty
  • A packet of Russian cigarettes - 9 roubles - 18p
  • A packet of Malboro cigarettes - 30 roubles - 60p
  • A locally made ice cream - 5 roubles - 10p
  • A hot dog - 10 roubles - 20p
  • A packet of crisps - 10 roubles - 20p
  • A small packet of peanuts - 7 roubles - 14p
  • A packet of noodles - 3 roubles - 6p

(Prices displayed are currently offered at a kiosk in Perm and were correct at the time of going to press. Prices may vary from kiosk to kiosk. Prices were calculated using an exchange rate of 50 Russian roubles to 1 GBP)


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