Cheaper and better quality: why an American living in Russia buys some goods in the USA
We talk a lot about adapting to American culture as immigrants in the United States. And what about the Americans who moved to Russia. What difficulties they have to cope with, what they cannot find in Russia and are forced to buy in the USA with a margin, the author said. blog "American about Russia" on Yandex.Zen.
“I still order some products from America for several reasons. For example, the quality of an American product is higher, or it is not easy to find the right product in Russia. Therefore, about twice a year, my parents send me a parcel with what I need, ”the blogger writes.
Vitamins and medicines
According to the author, vitamins and medicines are much more affordable and of better quality in the United States. Considering that it is quite legal to import drugs into the Russian Federation if they are provided by a licensed company, he did not think for a long time about where to get the necessary drugs.
Yes, maple syrup can be found in supermarkets in Russia. But, according to the blogger, he is not American.
“I cannot find a suitable syrup for myself among the Russian assortment, and sometimes I really want to bake pancakes and pour over them with aromatic maple syrup. Of course, I don’t order in large quantities, one bottle is enough to recall the taste of the United States, ”he writes.
“I also buy some of the clothes from my wardrobe from the USA. Most often these are branded items, which are not only more difficult to find in Russia, but also have to pay more. I just order clothes on the brand's website with delivery to my parents' house, and then they pack it in a package. You can do this through special services, but I don't see the point in this, because my family will still collect the package for me, ”the author shares.
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Sun-dried tomato paste
Tomato paste is an integral attribute of Russian cuisine, but the American never found a paste from sun-dried tomatoes.
“Many people know about the delicious sun-dried tomato appetizer. The Americans liked this dish so much that they began to sell pasta made from these tomatoes. Such a paste can be added to the sauce when making pasta, then the aroma and taste will change for the better, - the blogger writes. - I don't order anything from sweets, because I think Russian chocolate is the best. The rest can be easily purchased in Russia, for example, I order peanut butter in Russian online stores. "
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