I just wanted to add something really quick:
Some of you have expressed concern or alarm due to the Russian dance club story– don’t worry! If I had really felt threatened I wouldn’t have been there! It was just a silly, over-the-top guy I encountered one time, it’s not like this is happening a lot! Most nights I go out I meet normal, friendly people. Plus, don’t forget, I’ve been living and traveling on my own for years now. When you put yourself out there, you’re bound to meet a few weirdos. Everything’s cool here –don’t worry!