Monthly Archives: August 2011

St. Petersburg: It Ends with a Chicken

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It began with a chicken. Upon my arrival to Petersburg, I was flustered in multiple ways. I was, in all honestly, afraid of every challenge I knew I’d have to face: speaking Russian on a regular basis, living with a … Continue reading

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Swan Lake, Nabokov Museum, Dostoevsky, Final Days, Days 43-52

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How to sum up these last two weeks…Between last-minute souvenir shopping, upcoming exams, and general exhaustion, the last two weeks seemed much less eventful than the first month or so. There were no more mandatory excursions and not that many … Continue reading

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Моя Москва/My Moscow, Days 37-42

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So I’ve sorta taken a break with the posting…After Moscow, many of us felt exhausted–tired of miscommunication, tired of Russia, and just plain tired. So I gave myself a break from blogging, and I decided instead to spend more time … Continue reading

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Feature: Детские Сады or Children Parks

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As one can expect there are many striking and not-so-striking differences between Russia and America. And while it’s easy to notice glaring differences, such as the average Russian’s ability to drink minimal water and large amounts of instant coffee, I … Continue reading

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