It’s a Russian superstition to sit on your luggage before a trip. Some say it’s to reflect first on anything you might have forgotten. It’s bad luck in Russia to return for a missing item. Others say it’s simply to take a moment of silence to prepare for a safe journey.
Do you know any other strange travel superstitions?
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