Monthly Archives: July 2012

Summer Sabbatical

Hello friends! I think this has got to be the most beautiful Moscow summer I can remember since moving here 5 years ago. Just the right amount of sun and rain, hot and cold – nothing like this horrible summer … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Hello dears! Did you have a good week? It’s been HOT in Moscow… There are few more enjoyable summer activities than relaxing in a hammock with a book. Here’s a DIY on how to make a hammock! Any fellow Narnia … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: “We Russians are always like that…”

“We Russians are always like that. Perhaps it’s our strong point, really, the faculty of seeing our own shortcomings; but we overdo it, we comfort ourselves with irony which we always have on the tip of our tongues. All I … Continue reading

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The Olympics!

The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony is this Friday. Will you watch? I was half-hoping that I’d have to work on Friday so that I could watch our live on our office TV screens. When William and Kate got married the … Continue reading

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Moscow Weekends (and how to rest)

How do you usually spend your weekends? For economist husband and I, with our ever-shifting work schedules, weekends off together are rarer than we’d like them to be. At the moment we average between one and two weekends off of … Continue reading

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Happy Friday

I’m so glad it’s Friday! It’s been a hard, stressful week at work this week with lots of looooong hours. I’m so glad the weekend is here! Economist husband and I are planning to make a quick visit to friends … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Friendship Economy

“…friendship creates a whole new economy. When people realize there’s no agenda other than friendship and better understanding, it changes things.” -Bob Goff I’ve been mulling this quote over all week. (I’m so enjoying this book by Bob Goff – … Continue reading

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How Expensive is Moscow, Really?

Well, according to the Mercer Consulting Company, Moscow is the fourth most expensive city in the world. A cup of coffee can be between $7 and $9. Metro tickets cost about $1 per ride. Monthly rent for a 1 bedroom … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Hello Friends, How was your week? I’ve had a few days off work, and got to go meet a friend at a cafe near the river. What a great spot! The view was incredible, and it was so enjoyable to … Continue reading

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Homesick

Fellow expats, do you feel like you function at the same level in a foreign country as you do in your home country? A friend of mine recently reviewed a book on cross-cultural living. While written specifically for missionaries, I … Continue reading

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