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My Great Siberian Adventure

My Great Siberian Adventure

During the summer of 2012, I spent two weeks teaching at a children’s summer camp in Siberia. The camp was located in the city of Kyzyl — the capital of the Tuva Republic, and the geographic center of Asia. The whole thing was a fortnight-long string of incredible, unforgettable adventures. And all preceded by the […]

Rescue!

Rescue!

I went to the emergency response headquarters of Arkhangelsk today! The call center workers are studying English in order to be able to respond to foreigners, and they got in contact with the English department at the university, to see if there were a native speaker who could help them out — that’s me! Today […]

Story Map

Story Map

I love maps. I don’t really understand them, and I’m not actually that good at using them, but I think they’re beautiful. They tell a story about how we think about our world, how we want it to look, where we see ourselves in connection with the rest of the world. This week’s topic for […]

Where can I find a bar in this town?

Where can I find a bar in this town?

I’ve been trying to reproduce the ratatouille that I made a couple of weeks ago, as more veggies in my life would be good, and also re-heating ratatouille is super low-effort, which is pretty much my Number One criteria when it comes to dinner. But, despite finding an honest-to-god yam in the grocery store the […]

At Dobrolyubova Library

At Dobrolyubova Library

I have got to get myself onto a better sleep schedule! Not getting enough sleep here has a much more powerful effect on my general wellbeing than it used to back home. I’m still procrastinating like a college student, but my body is demanding to be rested like a grown-up. In other news, I got […]