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After that it was back to the train and we set off again for another overnight journey. Tomorrow we officially cross into Siberia.
A quick note about the food on the train. Once again we are being totally overfed – lots of work going to be needed when we get home!
Internet is becoming more difficult, these last two entries have been sent from our lunch restaurants. Our next few entries may come in bulk!
... a lovely commute. Here I thought by now that I wouldn't have to breathe so heavily... no such luck.
On a more serious note, I am sure many of you are wondering about the "inside view" of the Ukraine situation and politics in general. I am afraid that I have very little to report. If you did not watch the news while living in Kazan, you would have no idea that there was a war unfolding. Many American students have reported being asked by Russians what they think about ...
... in Kazan the night before}, my host mom walked me to the university, showing me the various key procedures and how to get to the university. I did my best to remember everything, but apparently I did not do too well. On my way home later that evening, I miraculously found the entrance to our complex, an accomplishment I was not expecting. Not to worry, my confidence was soon shut down. I got inside the courtyard only to realize that I had no idea which ...
... In the three hours I sat there, enjoying their comfortable couches and wifi, nobody said a thing. I have done the same thing a few times since. After a while, though, I did get tired of the MacDonalds, and I went to Gorki Park (the one in Nizhniy, not the one in Moscow). I as rewarded for this decision with a rainstorm the likes of which I have seen, but never enjoyed.
In the park, I saw a countdown clock to the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics. ...
... door to a very dark and
dingy place. He collected our bedding and led us into what I would loosely call
a hostel and showed us to our room. Seeing as it was quite a small hostel, they
only had dormitory beds available, so that was what we had to take. For some
reason he struggled to open the dorm room door, until the man sleeping inside
opened it for us and crawled right back into his bed. We dropped our stuff,
quickly pulled a relatively ...