Friday, May 26, 2017

Theater Square

Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
The other day I met my friends in one of my favorite places in the city. Actually I only like this spot in the summer because there are plenty of benches and green everywhere. The main fountain in the square is called "Seven Girls" and is based on the famous Bashkir legend and dance. They were seven beautiful sisters who were kidnapped by another nationality and taken into slavery. They did not like slavery, and decided to escape because anything was better than the life they were living. One night they jumped from the mountain into the river where they ended up drowning. A happy ending to that story.
Tansulpan was nice enough to buy me cotton candy, which I didn't need, but happily ate and didn't even mind when it turned my mouth blue. I did offer it to the others; I'm not that selfish. We then ended up at Tansulpan's favorite place, Rahat. I've eaten there many times and if you want cheap, quick Halal food, it's the place to go. I actually had their plof for the first time and IT WAS AMAZING. I think it was the best plof I had in Russia. They also have the best tea candy that you get for free when you order a pot of tea. We finished the night by going to a Japanese restaurant where I left them at 9:30 to go home. It was still light out when I left, and that's why I love Russia in the summer!

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  1. I love seeing glimpses of Ufa like this! The size of that cotton candy is hilarious too.

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    1. When my friend gave it to me I was like "PLEASE someone share this with me!" Luckily, I didn't have to eat it alone

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  2. That cotton candy looks unreal - like it's made out of glass or something!

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    1. Yeah, it does! It came apart like it was on a roll too.

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