Monthly Archives: November 2010

On Saturday we made an impromptu trip to Rostov Veliky which is a very small town only an hour away from Yaroslavl. When we arrived we were immediately struck by its size and bleakness but we decided to give it … Continue reading

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One month left!

Yesterday we went sledging! It took a while to find somewhere due to the flatness of Yaroslavl, but we eventually found a stadium with grass banks which we could sledge down. The snow was so deep that first we had … Continue reading

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Ali and a snow drift Russia has finally become Russian! It is snowing alot the temperature is into minus figures (today it was minus 5). However, it still isn’t particularly cold (although the snow does tend to blow horizontally in … Continue reading

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The Play!

Last week we rehearsed everyday for a play: Chekhov’s “Svadba” (Wedding party). We were all given parts, which we had no say in as our teacher decided who would be best for which part. Luckily I was only given a … Continue reading

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Pripyat/Chernobyl/Kyiv

Kyiv Firstly, the overnight train. Although not my first time on a Russian overnight train it was definitely the most memorable experience. We made friends with a nice Russian minister from Vladivostok who, before saying hello, made sure we were … Continue reading

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