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In search of a key

In search of a key

The key situation at SAFU is pretty absurd. All classrooms and offices stay locked all the time, until someone needs to use the room and gets the key. The default location for all keys is a little office at the entrance to the building called the vakhta, which Multitran translates as “watch” or “reception desk,” […]

Russia is BEAUTIFUL, you guys.

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No philosophizing today. Just gratitude and wonder that I get to live in a fairy land like this one, much as it makes my feet hurt.

home again home again home again

home again home again home again

Well, I’ve made it safe and sound back to Arkhangelsk, after a wonderful whirlwind two weeks home for the holidays. This trip was considerably easier than the first one, knowing the airports I’d be going through, knowing what was waiting for me on the other end, and having a lot more confidence in the language– […]

The Northern Dvina

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the first cold day

the first cold day

Some things that happened today: Ɓukasz and I spent three hours going to all the shoe stores we could find downtown to compare styles and prices of winter boots. A clarification: I have my heavy duty L.L. Bean winter boots here, but I want a pair that I can perhaps wear indoors in professional situations […]