Here is my freaky statistics. I just counted that for the 4 trips I did this year, I have jumped on and off 17 planes! Having in mind I am in my low travelling mode, with a still young kid and with thesis to take care of. What about past years, when I would travel almost each month?
Leningrad and Moscow. As a raised in a Russian language primary school, I have a lot from the Russian culture with me. I've learnt a lot from my teachers, mostly Russian descendants, skills for life. We were starting our classes with fiz-zariadka (физзарядка), exercising our bodies, before exercising our brains. We did a lot of hand-writing (a beautiful one), we had to organise our titles and sub-titles with different colours, to always write the date in the left field of the notebook.