I've just returned from a week in Tunisia with my daughter and have some interesting observations about the Russians on holiday. Our hotel was at least 70% occupied by Russians. Interesting lot. They come on holiday in entire tribes and stay around a month.....yes, a whole month. Now, if you think the Germans (apologies to any teutonic TESSERS) are the ones who get up early and bag the sunbeds then you haven't met the Russians! They have an even better tactic. They stay up until 2am in the late bar, swigging vodka, then bag their sunbeds for the next day at around 2.30am before going to bed. Worse than that, the hotel also had a private beach so the Russians would bag their sunbeds by the pool, then go and bag another load on the beach, so they could swap between beach and pool as they wished the next day. It gets worse. Because they've been on the voddie until the wee small hours they very often didn't make it to their sunbeds the next day. One day a whole row of 'bagged' sunbeds in the best position on the beach didn't get sat on once! When they queue for food or a drink, one person stays in the queue, then as they get to be served their entire family of 3 generations joins the queue and you find yourself behind not one, but at least a dozen Russians! Grrrrr........... The staff at the hotel and tour guides weren't particularly impressed either. It appears the Russians book all inclusive, drink and eat the hotels out of business, don't tip and won't spend any money in the shops! All very odd to me. They were also very rude, pushing in and generally dominating everything around us. They also have a strange 'thing' with their swimwear....well the ladies anyway. The women all give themselves a strange self-inflicted 'wedgie' with their bikini bottoms, resulting in a look that resembled their bottoms being very hungry and gobbling up their bikini bottoms. Kind of like a thong that isn't one! The young girls then spend the whole time standing up and stroking their bottoms for all to see. Even scarier are the older women, and I'm talking 60+ who are, on average, a size 18-20 and these too wear itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny bikinis with a wedgie Cutural diference or what? Anyway, the staff were always very delighted to serve us and speak to us once they found out we were English!