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Who knew translating could be so exciting
Friday, October 05, 2007
The second part of our dossier is done and should be in Moscow today ready for translation. While we're waiting, here's another story of our time in Novosibirsk during our first trip to keep you all entertained.

In a previous post Steve mentioned that we needed to get a couple of documents done the Friday before we were supposed to be leaving on our first trip. One of those documents was a letter from the Department of Social Services and our translator was thrilled to have the chance to translate it herself.

I'm sure you all are curious why a letter from a government agency would be so exciting to translate. The correct answer would be she also got to translate the letterhead which included our governernor's name. Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger is a HUGE star in Russia. When she picked us up later that afternoon she was talking on her phone (which she did all the time) but this time we kept hearing Arnold's name mentioned.

She turns around and tells us all that she is so excited she got to translate his name and has been calling all of her friends to tell them. And the phone calls keep continuing all afternoon...
posted by yorkiemom @ 2:00 PM  
  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger Brandie said…

    How funny. Hey maybe you can get Arnold to write a letter asking for quicker accreditation!! At this point -- I think it might just work!!
    It's good to hear things are progressing nicely for you. Keep us posted!

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