I have been learning Russian off and on since 2007. I always had an interest in the language and the Russian culture but shortly after meeting Lena and her family, I was hooked.
You hear it all the time, but it really can’t be stressed enough – speaking even just a few words in the local language will enrich your entire travel experience. It is often easy for English speakers to use their language as a crutch.
Here are some tips that we’ve found to be useful.