Excerpt from A Pedestrian Journey Through Russia and Siberian Tartary, to the Frontiers of China, the Frozen Sea, and Kamtchatka, Vol. 1 of 2
I frequently walked, and as frequently rode, and was thus enabled to go over a vast extent of coun-t try in a short time and such is t... he kind disposi tion of the Russian character towards a stranger, as evinced in my case, I feel convinced that, by studying their manners and customs, partaking of their amusements, showing respect to their reli gion, and otherwise conforming to their rude um tions, the empire of Russia may be traversed by a foreigner in every direction, with much couves nience, plenty of food, good lodgings, and even suitable raiment, without molestation, and this for so inconsiderable a sum, that to name it were to challenge disbelief. I shall, therefore, only state.
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