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“No one speaks English and everything’s broken.”

“No one speaks English and everything’s broken.”

Love, true love, is more enduring than a summer fling. Love demands that you confront all the good and bad of the one you love and accept the whole for what it is. Love takes time and commitment and forgiveness. After living in Russia for almost eight months, I can say that I love this […]

Music at Marfa’s

Music at Marfa’s

Running down the center of the city, parallel to the main street, is a historical street for pedestrians called Chumbarovka. It’s lined with beautiful old wooden houses, some of them restored, some not, a giant shopping mall, and statues to the fairy-tale writer Pisakhov. One of the historical buildings is called Marfin Dom, or Marfa’s […]

What.

What.

Today I had one of those experiences that only has one appropriate response: *facepalm* I went to Moi Dom, the closest thing Russia has to a Target, to buy some gift bags and things in preparation for tomorrow’s holiday. It’s the Day of the Defenders of the Fatherland, which has expanded to be basically Men’s […]