Carol Bontekoe

This blog has been keeping track of my adventures since 2004. The stories and the adventures have come from my college dorm room to Uganda, Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan, learning Dutch in the Netherlands to living in the wilds of Homer, Alaska. I went back to school in Amsterdam to study Theaterwetenschap (Theatre Science) at University of Amsterdam. And now my adventures as a Fruit Fly, a Sexy Unicorn, and creating a movement with Team Sparkle in Chicago.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Of Course... Darling

I'm glad i know Russian. It is rusty but it has come in handy a few times here. However, a few times I found myself speaking in Dutch with people. When they give me a really weird look I take a second and think oh, yeah... I look like an a-hole. But come on... outside of English aren't all those others the same?

I had to come into riga to get my handlebars and a couple other little things fixed. I went from sport shop to sport shop looking for advice on where to go. They finally sent me to Treks.
I couldn't be bothered to try and explain what is wrong with ym bike with my broken Russian. I also realized I don't know any of the parts of a bike in Russian. When coming into Treks I asked the guy if he spoke English and he said, "Of course... darling." I don't think he ment to be suggestive but more ment to show off his English. But he leaned in when he said it and used a suggestive tone. I was more than a little sketched out.
He kept asking em questions about AMerica and yelling, "Las VEGAS!!! CASINOS!!!" Michigan... Las Vegas...Lakes... Dessert... It's all the same.
He tried to get me to drink their special, very refreshing water. Again he was probably just trying to be nice but he said it in the creepiest way possible. I kept telling him that I ahd my own water and it was fine.
"But our water is so special. It is in the back. Do you want to see our special water?"
I had to decline.

I'll be heading out tomorrow afternoon. Hoping to make it to Lithuania in a couple days.
Oh, and there is a Mariachi Band staying on my floor in the hostel.... my life is kinda random,eh?


  1. caitlin said...

    don't drink the water.

  2. *secret smile* said...

    I agree, that "special" water was probably to be avoided... :/

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