Russian Portrait: My Russian Anna

Russian Portrait: My Russian Anna

If I have to say a name which is the most common among the angels I met in travel, I would undoubtedly say “Anna” (or “Ana”), including my Swedish sister Anna, Spanish buddy Ana and Russian fellow Анна. My Russian Анна used to be my colleague and neighbour in a Russian village called Dagomys. We rode bus together after work. Once the city had a huge traffic jam, we decided to take an illegal bus at a higher price. We both sat next to the driver in the front and listened to the Russian pop songs from the radio. That was a real unexpected but pleasant experience in Russia. After the car ride, we followed our heart and had a mini party with cheese, bread and tea. I am afraid I am in love with the Russian’s hospitality and spontaneity.


About Brian Yeung

Growing up in Hong Kong, pearl of the orient, I have been exposed to many cultures throughout my upbringing, from Sushi to British Top Talents and Tetris. And yet, after my stay in Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia for study and work, I realise a lot of cultural perception and presentation are just myths and stereotypes. Exploring the real accent of a particular country and its culture becomes my agenda of traveling. I value travel as a way to discover the diversity of life choices. After all, life is just the consequence of our many life choices; the one who is aware of its diversity is the luckiest person alive.


  1. Yes, my country is amazing : )

  2. Анна

    oooo! Brian, you make me feel shy)))

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