Tag Archives: Expat life

Expat Voting

Friends, are you going to vote on the 6th? I really want to vote in this election, although, to be honest, I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for. Also, I haven’t figured out exactly how to cast my absentee … Continue reading

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Long-distance Friendship Tip

This post is the third in a BreakfastinMoscow series on friendship. To see more on the subject, click here. Long-distance friendships are a staple of expat life. It’s not that we don’t have any friends, it’s just that all our … Continue reading

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Friendships in the City

Do you find it hard to make friends? Are you among those fortunate people who have really good friends? If you’re like me, you probably made incredible friends in college, but now that you’ve entered the land of adulthood, gotten a … 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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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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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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Currently Reading: Catherine the Great

Did you know that Catherine the Great was originally German? That she was, in fact, a usurper in no way related by blood to the Romanovs? Me neither! She came to Russia when she was a teenager and changed her … Continue reading

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