Alexei serenaded us for some of the 8-hour train ride with Russian folksongs. He wanted to hitch hike back with me from Moscow to Petersburg with a daring 'Margie is an adventuress, she'll hitch hike back, right?' I think I ruined my good impression when I was like 'hmm . . . sounds good but the train ride back at 3am is only 400 rubles ($20) and we'll actually get home . . . ?