a big beautiful mess

Posts tagged cultural differences

this crazy world

this crazy world

Bler de derp. So much to write about! I’ve started to have experiences that are legitimately new and completely different from anything I’ve experienced in America, and a whole bunch of them happened in a pile in the last couple of days. Last Thursday, to start off, was the Day of the Institute, the birthday […]

Unrecognizable.

Unrecognizable.

A broad but by no means comprehensive list of things I do regularly now that I never ever did before: It takes me forever to get ready in the morning. If I hustle, I can do it in 45 minutes, but really for a proper preparation, I need 2 hours. I take showers in the […]

Это Россия

Это Россия

The pavement outside Centrin, my dorm/hotel place, was just recently repaved and is now beautiful, clean asphalt; but the sidewalk further up the street, near the Embankment, is falling apart and made out of sand and disconnected concrete blocks. That’s Russia. Arkhangelsk has made a hero out of Mikhail Lomonosov, who was born somewhere in […]

Spurlock in Russian is ShporaZamok.

Spurlock in Russian is ShporaZamok.

It’s 35°F here in Archangel, and everyone is talking about how warm it is. I’ve been here over a full week now, and I can no longer avoid making my first blog post from the other side! There has been a lot to adjust to, and it’s been a little overwhelming. I arrived around 8:30 […]