A year in Russia

Category Archives: Journal

Top things to bring to pack

Just a brief post about some super useful items that you should bring with you to make your year abroad run a little more smoothly! Extension Cable  Seriously, pack one. … Continue reading

5 April, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mortal Combat and a little bit of sexism

After a long absence, I’m back. I’ve been a busy bee and have lots to tell you about, but as I got further and further behind, the task of updating … Continue reading

25 March, 2014 · Leave a comment

Babushkas and Birthdays

Having been busy, I’m now quite far behind so will be trying to catch myself up over the next few posts. The day after the Ice Hockey, I went to … Continue reading

7 November, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out”

After Sunday’s dalliance in ice skating, Monday brought my first ever trip to the ice hockey. For a mere 100 roubles (£2), I watched a match in the ‘Major Hockey … Continue reading

22 October, 2013 · Leave a comment


Last night was my first foray into the world of ice skating. It was marvellous. I’ve met some absolutely lovely Russian girls so I had someone to hold my hand … Continue reading

21 October, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pascal is newsworthy (as always).

Last weekend, Pascal went on a bike ride with some people he’d met at an Exchange meeting. Turns out the bike ride was a big deal and some form of … Continue reading

3 October, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat got your tongue? Russian resources.

Speaking Russian still fills me with unparalleled panic and dread, my comprehension is still shoddy in conversational situations (annoyingly if someone writes what they said I do actually know the … Continue reading

3 October, 2013 · Leave a comment