So, I was at lunch (at 3 pm, things run a little later here) speaking English with some Russian friends when a gentleman walked up and said in American English, “This sounds like a ground of people I should get to know.” Turns out the man to the left, Mike, is an American from California who has been living in Ufa for 12 years. He makes a living as an independent English tutor, and has about a million stories to tell. He is a very interesting guy and a super-nice person. Apparently, his classes are jammed full every day, and he holds class in various cafes around the city. I get the impression that he is one of those people that everyone in Ufa knows, or has heard of.
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