1. Help please! I’m lost!
Помогите пожалуйста! Я потерялся! (Pomogite pozhaluĭsta! Ya poteryalsya!)
Traveling in Eastern Europe, you’re going to get lost. The streets are poorly marked, if marked at all. Some street signs haven’t even been updated since the fall of communism. Luckily, people are very helpful when it comes to giving directions.
Approach someone on the street and say Pomogite pozhaluĭsta! Ya poteryalsya! You probably won’t understand their answer, so be sure to have a map handy. But they’ll make sure you get to where you’re going, even if they have to take you there themselves.