Tag Archives: Russia

The Search for the Perfect Burrito

I vividly remember the first time I had a burrito. It was at Taco Bell with my sister, and it was filled with caesar salad. I remember thinking, “This is disgusting. After all I have heard about burritos, things have … Continue reading

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A closer look at Russia

When you travel, you’re supposed to learn.  Taking photos and following tour guides can be so shallow.  Sometimes you’ve got to take a step back and study the country. If you really get to know the place, meet the locals, learn … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

It has been 3 days, 27 hours, 14 minutes, and 54 seconds since I arrived home. I did a lot on this trip to Russia, and quite frankly, I did not want to leave. I tried new foods such as … Continue reading

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Cut and Dryed

Thought it may be a tidge strange, I have decided to comment on the strange/unusual/fantastic/dreadful hairstyles of the Russian people. People here have interesting ways of coping with the climate, and its inevitable destruction of every hair on a person’s … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse Approaches

Russians are superstitious people. In my first Russian textbook, there was an entire section on the, sometimes crazy, beliefs of everyday Russians. These superstitions run from the outlandish to the traditional. You must sit on your suitcases and have a … Continue reading

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The Train to Murmansk

I have unequivocally decided that trains are the best way to travel. Over the last two weeks, I have been zipping around Russia and Ukraine, going to sleep in one city, and waking up in another. What it lacks in … Continue reading

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(Not so) Terrifying Transportation

When I first left for Russia, I was not worried about being homesick. That has never really been a problem for me, thankfully. Nor was I intimidated about living with a host family. I have done that before, and actually, … Continue reading

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National Sports of Russia: Mushroom Hunting and Squirrel Feeding

What is the national sport of Russia? I have to say, the first thing that pops into my head is ice hockey. Specifically as a result of Miracle, I have this impression of Russian ice hockey being this brutal, competitive, … Continue reading

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Playing Dress Up

I am not a fashionista. Though I enjoy looking at pictures of pretty clothing on the Internet, trying on a fancy dress on the rare occasion that I go shopping with friends, or even splurging on some sparkly gold shoes … Continue reading

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An Evening with Lubov’ Fedorovna

In the Russian language, there are quite a few words regarding food consumption. Of course, there are the usual words including: “to be hungry” (голоден), “to eat” (есть), “to cook” (готовить), and “to be full” (наесть). However, as I have … Continue reading

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