Category Archives: Riding on the Metro

Helpful hints by Sally; metro edition.

When you are packed into the metro like sardines, it would behoove you to think of others. When you decide that you absolutely must have that thing in your pocket or bag  right now, you need to consider the fact … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of the rest of your paranoia.

Or something like that. oof. Rough morning in the metro for me. Some short dude behind me was actually resting his face on my back and snoozing during the ride in. It was a packed-like-lemmings-into-shiny-metal-boxes kind of morning. In true … Continue reading

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Stupendously overdue post

Well, it’s been a week. It feels like 2-3 weeks. Here is a nice, bulleted list for you of all the things that have happened: Ripley was amazing on the flight and held it for something like 13 hours. Got … Continue reading

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Moscow vs. anywhere else.

Okay, there are entire sections of the world that I have not seen and will most likely never see, but I found it hard to return today. It’s so damn dark and corrupt and people don’t love their city, surroundings, … Continue reading

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Follow-up #2, following up

In my upper intermediate class today we talked about some cultural differences between Russia and the States and touched on manners. I brought up the staring thing, because folks here really have a very different concept of inappropriate staring/looking. At home, we … Continue reading

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I forgot to add this:

This is how I ride the metro lately. There’s been a lot of staring and comments and discomfort (on my side). People here have never learned the social cue of “you’ve now been looking at me in a way that … Continue reading

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Follow-up #1, following up

It’s kind of funny that I finally started posting about the lady issues here in the land of vodka and cigarettes, because Thursday night after class, my roommate, our friend, and I were accosted on the metro by a dude … Continue reading

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