Monthly Archives: May 2012

The hostel to end all hostels.

Due to the abusive and expensive housing situation in Moscow, I’ve been living in a hostel for the past few weeks. I intended the situation to be very short term, but my fellow hostel dwellers and the inadvertent entertainment they … Continue reading

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Moscow State University

I have been studying at Moscow State University, the tallest educational building in the world. The university was founded in 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov, who walked to Moscow from the far north in search of knowledge. The main building was … Continue reading

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The Arbat

When I got to Moscow I was disappointed by the Arbat. I spent my first year at university following text book character Peter Green up and down this legendary street in my mind, picking up vocabulary and visions of energy … Continue reading

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My third Ukrainian robbery

The other night I was treated to my third Ukrainian robbery. Although this third time wasn’t perfect, it was certainly more pleasant than the previous two. My first time was enjoyed in a bar, or in the road, I’m not … Continue reading

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