1959So I was in Ukraine in 2009 and theres a huge swine flu epidemic sweeping the country which was politically motivated for the upcoming elections," says the blogger Larissa.
"They were handing out surgical masks and there were babushkas about, being asked if they were worried about the situation.
"One of them said No, no, we dont need a mask and gave this as the reason why not. I take that with me everywhere I go.
Taken in Porto, Portugal during the TBU travel blogging conference.