From Russia with Love

As we settled in for the night on our overnight Komodo cruise, Captain Marasuki passed out four beige blankets and proudly announced with a big smile, “These are good blankets from Russia.” Clearly, he associated Russia with quality bedding. He explained that, on a previous trip to Komodo, Russian tourists had given him these blankets as a gift, claiming they had brought them to Indonesia from Russia.

When I woke up in the morning, I opened my eyes and stared down on an oversized label attached to the blanket. I doubled over laughing and inadvertently woke the others. Oops. Don’t worry, we DID NOT explain to the captain that Emirates was an airlines based in Dubai.

4 responses to “From Russia with Love”

  1. avatar Tony says:

    But if you donate a stolen blanket, doesn’t that balance you out karmically?

  2. avatar Esvian says:

    Hey Tony, i have read pretty much all of your precious info on south east asia and a little bit of india. Even when i have planned my trip almost entirely, i am having a VERY hard time finding a way to get to either dive or snorkel and see dragons on komodo. Would you kindly, if your schedule allows, tell me a little bit about it or point me in the right direction please? Best wishes for you and your partner, and happy holidays.

  3. avatar Esvian says:

    Thanks for the quick reply, i appreciate it. I will get to it!

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