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dziś był dzień polski

dziś był dzień polski

Today was Polish Day. Oh my gosh you guys, I thought I was coming here to learn Russian. Polish Day was WAY harder than English Day, let me tell you. But Łukasz is a very good teacher and is nicer with me than with his students at the university (or so he tells me). I […]

Back to the Beginning

Back to the Beginning

Just barely over jetlag, I hopped on a plane to Moscow this weekend, for the in-country Fulbright orientation. It was a three-day whirlwind of information, emotions, new friends, and the whimsical, merciless magic that is Moscow. On Friday, we went to the U.S. Embassy, where we had a security briefing, as well as talks from […]

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 […]