Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Spb: Breakfast abroad (followup)

There is a Winnie-The-Pooh cartoon in which the bear is asked whether he would like, "honey or sweetened condensed milk" to spread on his bread. Pooh famously replied, "both, and hold the bread if you'd like."

Similarly, when asked whether I wanted sour scream or sweetened condensed milk with my "syrniki" (fried cheese cakes) I had no choice but to answer, "both". That cost me 25 rubles (about a dollar) extra. It also cost me 6 rubles for two pieces of lemon to come with my tea and 0.52 rubles (2 cents?) for 4 sugars.

Nevertheless, drinking severely oversugared tea and eating severely over-sweetened cheese cakes, looking over the city's central street is a good breakfast.

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