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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 […]

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 […]