Monthly Archives: August 2011

Today I made some friends in the park!

Okay, so Claudia (of the Toots and Sally crowd) thought that had a creepy/funny ring to it, but it’s true! I was running and exploring the park, and trying to figure out how the roommate and I got lost the … Continue reading

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What do I eat, you ask?

These were not good. No, I did not bring my dictionary grocery shopping. Sue me.           Armenian. Tasty. Really oily. Note to self: Do not buy again.       I’ve been eating a lot of … Continue reading

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Gorky Park is not the same as Park Kultury

Screw you, Fodor’s! I had a great day, anyway. I went to Language Link, met with the teacher whose classes I am taking over, did some school stuff, then headed down to Gorky Park. I managed, while en route, to … Continue reading

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Ostankino Park

I went for a 5k near my flat this morning in Ostankino Park. (Good luck reading the link!!!) I feel like a rock star, yet like a strange monster with all the staring. I wonder if the people here think … Continue reading

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A short introduction to where I live:

We would write this as ulitsa Akademika Komarova. It’s my building number.             Here’s our entryway. It’s pretty beat-up, but keep your mind open. Places here are not up to “American standards,” but I  really … Continue reading

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A much better day

Today I did not get lost at all. I still don’t speak Russian (it’s only been a few days!), but I can at least get home from the metro. I couldn’t yesterday; I didn’t get all of the information from … Continue reading

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I’m here, I look queer to you, get used to it.

Already folks can’t figure out from whence I hail, and  all I have done so far is go to a little corner market for some food. We have two stray dogs that apparently live in and around my building. Friendly-ish … Continue reading

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