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just a little piece of paper

just a little piece of paper

This is the note I left on Łukasz’s door when we were trying to become roommates. Little did I know, he didn’t know how to read Russian. And even less did I know what incredible friends we would become.   Hello, Łukasz, I am Ruth, the American teacher who lives here in CentrIn. I knocked […]

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

This week, I’ve been pondering a lot the wise words of Thomas Santos, who gave us advice on dealing with “stage two” of culture shock– the stage where the world seems to be against you and you can’t remember why you ever wanted to come to Russia in the first place, and all you want […]