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Posts tagged food

Furthermore

Furthermore

We eat like tsars.

Today was English Day

Today was English Day

This conversation transpired today between my new Polish roommate Łukasz and me as we were walking to the electronics store. Łukasz: I bought those things for us. Me: What things? Łukasz: That we saw at the store yesterday. Me: But what are they? Łukasz: I don’t know how they’re called in English. Me: Is it […]

What a Day!

What a Day!

What a day, dear readers! I went out for lunch (pizza!) with one of the Finnish teachers living in the same hotel/dorm as me, and I tried another yummy warm drink traditional to this region of the world– although this time I knew what I was getting myself into, unlike with the sbiten’. This one […]

Gender Roles in Russia

Gender Roles in Russia

I found this when I was grocery shopping today, so obviously I had to buy it. The front says “PROTECT FROM WOMEN” And the back? “A special delicacy especially for men. Potent and sweet. Do not touch, men’s property!” Please note the little warning label in the top left corner, which says “Store out of […]

One of Those Days

One of Those Days

In Moscow, we ate twice at a fast-food blini place called Teremok. The experience reminded me how wonderful and convenient blini are. So, today, when I came across a Blin Haus, or House of Blini, while doing some shopping downtown, I decided to pop in for an afternoon snack. I stepped inside to find that […]