// Last post (for now)//
So I’ve been in the US since Sunday (almost 4 days now). I’ve been fighting jet lag for these last few days. It’s strange I’m incredibly sleepy all the time. I actually went to bed at 8pm yesterday.
Anyway, my last week in Russia was rather…. Unorthodox.
On Monday I was moved out of my first host family’s apartment because there was a huge domestic dispute that day (not the first time either). I was promptly moved into a new host family the next night.
My new host family was great, despite the fact that I spent only 3 days with them. In fact, I liked them better. My host mother was very nice and a great cook (she cooked my first borsch for me! ) I felt really sad after I left because I realized that the three days I spent with them is what I should have and could have experienced my whole summer; instead I was placed in a family with a хозяйка with temper problems.
On Thursday I delivered my first report completely in Russia. As I gave my speech I realized how truly far along I came during the summer. My pronunciation go better, and my confidence was way higher. It felt more natural to be speaking Russian. I also felt more at home in Russia.
Despite everything that happened in Russia (my host family situation, falling down a mountain and spraining my ankle, all the stares I got all the time. Etc.) I fell in love with the country. It’s a wonderful country with so much history. (Side note: I’m so excited and extremely determined to go to Petersburg and return to Moscow)
And the language! The language is so complex, yet so beautiful (or perhaps it is precisely that its so complex that it’s beautiful).
I had many unforgettable experiences in Russia. I mean how many can say that climbed a Ural mountain, which was in fact that highest in the area.
So as my last post for this summer, I just want to write a tip for future travelers to Russia:
Enjoy the experience and try everything. Russia has a lot to offer, and, truly, this country is amazing.
I hope you enjoyed my (inconstant) updates.
Спасибо за внимание!
Я надеюсь скоро вернуться в Россию.