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Friday, July 10, 2015

Travel Trinkets: Tea Cups from Russia

These beautiful -- and large -- tea cups came home with me from Chelyabinsk, Russia in 1994.  I stayed about a week with one of the families (Ivan & Olga Gyunter) we sponsored for several years (I was in Russia as a representative of a non-profit organization called "Family To Family".  

At least twice a day Olga and I would share a cup of hot tea, my first cup came moments after I stepped into their home.


"Da, spasibo!"

As I packed to go home, Olga brought me these two beautiful cup and saucers "to remember" them by.  It's my dream to someday share another cup of tea with Olga.

Travel Trinkets and Memories


  1. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful memory. I think these kind of people connections are some of the most wonderful travel memories!

  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate tea. :)

    Happy day friend!

  3. A beautiful story to go with your beautiful tea cups.


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