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... nation before Russian invasion in the 16th century under Ivan the Terrible (doing this off memory and not googling so apologies if I'm providing inaccurate information).
I was lucky enough to be there for a parade of marching bands and spent the afternoon clapping along with the crowds as the bands trumpeted past.
The restaurant I had planned on eating at was closed for a private function so I bought what I could understand from a market ...
... letters of script. For example a print "D" sound in Russian looks like a house on stilts. The script lowercase letter is an English lowercase "g." So, clearly, the uppercase script letter is an English cursive uppercase "D." Now that I have made my point, writing in all lowercase letters just makes so much more sense (aka it is just easier). No matter, my host mom concluded that I have no idea when a capital letter should be used. I tried to explain to her that I just ...
... single. day. As the title of this post suggests, my head literally weighs more after class. My head gains weight via Russian the same as I would via McDonald's/ chocolate, etc. Like it is a real struggle for my neck. All I want to do after class is sleep and sleep some more.
Thankfully, my lessons subsided after class on Friday. On Friday night, a bunch of us went to this cute bar called Intellect/IQ Bar where they have books lining the walls. Saturday we had a ...
... city is an interesting mix between modern and old architecture, much different than we have seen thus far. Because of my cold and the lack of sleep we took it pretty easy today and rested up. After dinner, we took a long walk around town. We hope to see more history of the Tartar people tomorrow before we head off to Yekaterinburg on another overnight train.
On a totally different note, we wanted to write down ...
... our plans. But for now, Beijing is our final destination of this
particular leg of our long trip home. We also thought that if we were going to
travel across Russia, we would like to see some of the towns and cities along
the way, not to mention that I doubt we would be able to cope spending more
than about 4 solid days on a train. It’s not the fact that you are confined to
a small space for an extended period of time, as there are ...