Monthly Archives: September 2010

Summer’s gone

Russian poses by the fountain (they do actually all pose like this). The weather was amazing for a couple of days, so Yaroslavl does look quite nice in these photos- it is actually quite a pretty place but obviously when … Continue reading

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When it rains

Last weekend we went to a night club which was hilarious. It was definitely surreal. The club had a restaurant section on the side of the dance floor, which is usual for Russian clubs due to the idea that one … Continue reading

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Differences

Its very odd talking to the Russian students and my hoz, they have very different views on things. In particular I have noticed a very old fashioned perception of women. They are expected to be beautiful, marry young, look after … Continue reading

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Almost three weeks down

Although I don’t think I should really be counting yet…. Christmas seems so near because it’s the next time I’ll be home, but really it’s not near at all. I am very disappointed that i will miss the countdown to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Yaroslavl!

This weekend was the 1000th birthday of Yaroslavl. The town celebrated by drinking (of course), fireworks, performances and a mandatory visit from Medvedev. Since we arrived the preparation has been madness: they re-tarmacced all the pavements and roads, painted buildings, … Continue reading

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One week down!

I have been in Yaroslavl a while now and the culture shock has still not hit. Its really different here, even the town doesn’t look anything like an English or even European town.  In Russia you have to learn not to judge things … Continue reading

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From Russia with love.

I am in Yaroslavl! The journey was hectic. Getting to the airport went ok, going through customs was ok (I didn’t even get frisked which is a standard procedure whenever i travel anywhere) the flight was pretty much uneventful and … Continue reading

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