Go to the Fun Countries
Ben Thomas

Oh good- now I can finally share my experience of being in Moscow back when it was communist and paying the $80 to the cab driver ( yes it really was exactly $80 he asked for ), not knowing that he was probably scamming me. Never mind that it was to get from Moscow to the airport which was at least a half hour away and the next time I needed my billfold it was gone. Yes I was young and stupid then but it was clearly an adventure and there’s a small part of me that would love to go back to Russia. And I am much more aware now of the privileged and protected life I’ve always had in America and the cab drivers are pretty much in survival mode in other countries and will do anything to survive, understandably.