hey guys, so for the next four weeks i am in russia. I have been walking around the city i am in, yaroslavl. The car culture seems heavily focused on Ladas the great russian automotive company. I guess capitalism must be working to some extent though i saw a nice merc and several other nice cars. I am surprised with the popularity of mazda's over here too. people put teh mazda 6 on par with a 5 series. the drivers are crazy too, if you can get away with it they do it. passing on the shoulder is not uncommon at all. much less disipline from when i was in germany, those folks new how to drive. I have a blog going, if anyone feels like reading. jimboburgess's Xanga Site I just traded my sol for rob's crx. i wish i could drive it too bad it's 4600miles away.