If you have been following my Moscow blog since day one, you might remember that on my very first post I wrote how one of my fears was to get yelled at by a babushka at a grocery store. I wrote how this happened to a friend who once studied abroad in Russia because he … Continue reading Asking where the Soap Hotel is in the Grocery Store
Last week I learned a word that cannot really be translated into English, a word that is specific to the Russian language and culture. That word is “Бардак” [bardak]. It translates to “mess” on Google Translate, but that does not explain the full nuances of the word. I definitely do not understand all the nuances … Continue reading Бардак — Functioning in Chaos
1/27/19 Here’s an old post I wrote on the second day of being at my new host house. Today I was so frustrated with my host that, in complete honesty, I felt like crying at a few points. This feeling is actually quite a common experience — each time I study abroad, I get it … Continue reading Host Home Stresses
About two weeks ago I landed in Russia, and about one week ago I started living with my new host family and going to my classes at the university. I am hoping to make a post on all of these new things soon, but wanted to update first why it took me so long to … Continue reading I bought an egg!