Day 12.7 - A passport saves the day!

After our visitation that day we were invited to Valery's home for dinner. As we arrived at his house we notice there were a uniform officer and some unfamiliar faces. Vasya smiled and ask if we have a passport, all of us thought Vasya was joking as everyone was laughing. Then we found out somebody in town reported us to the border/custom officers (they reported Ivan's license plate; he was driving us to visitations), people thought we were illegal immigrants. As it turns out a lot of Asians travel through these mountains on their way into europe. And harboring such individuals here is a big (black market) business... It doesn't help when the punishment is only $30 for harboring one... IMG_4291

Thankfully Andrea kept her passport with her... the officer only need 1 passport to make sure we are legal travelers...

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... back to the BBQ...

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... the most popular summer drinks (of all ages) here... It taste similar to beer (made from barley/wheat?), but no alcohol.

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Mark and Amie took me to the back yard to show me the big dog... oh dear...

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This sums up our adventure of the evening... As night approach and thunderstorm came through...