The very first thing I did when biking into the middle of Ruse, Bulgaria the evening earlier than was run into these two Mormon Missionaries. Whereas I don’t have the identical beliefs, I all the time like to speak to the Mormon missionaries on my travels as a result of 1) there’s a good probability that at the least considered one of them speaks English (and after days/weeks/months of being alongside out of the country it’s generally good to have somebody to speak to) and a pair of) I at present dwell in Utah (which is the place the Mormon church is predicated), so there’s a good probability at the least one of many missionaries is from Utah.
Once I requested if these two younger girls had been from Utah, nevertheless, they had been fast to inform me that they weren’t. They had been from California! And that’s once I needed to clarify that I’m from Southern California (grew up there, went to school there, all my household is there), however that I at present dwell in Utah. And no, I needed to clarify, I’m not a member of the church. Virtually everybody thinks that in case you dwell in Utah you MUST be a Mormon, however that’s merely not the case.
Anyway, I spoke with the women for a bit after which they helped me discover a resort in Ruse for the evening. I thanked the women, shook their palms and by no means thought I’d see them once more. However the next afternoon, proper after trying out of my resort and buying and selling in all my remaining Bulgarian Lev, Turkish Lira and British Kilos for 260 Romania Leu, I noticed the ladies (their names are Lindsay and Ainsley by the best way) down the primary boulevard. So I rode over on my bicycle, thanked them once more for serving to me discover my resort the evening earlier than, after which snapped this fast picture of the pair earlier than biking throughout city, using over the bridge and getting into Romania.