Notes from Russia! I made a nice little excursion to Vladimir over Women's Day weekend, and it was lovely - beautiful old things, minus the hustle and bustle of Moscow. Also back in March I celebrated my birthday for nearly a week with dinners, walks, and happy hours.
This summer I'll be coming home for about a month to soak up some sun, sand, and fresh seafood; tickets have already been purchased! Please prepare to feed me.
Despite the situation in Ukraine heating up and the west placing sanctions on Russia, nothing has changed on the ground here. Although I did find some really great sweet and sour sauce in the store, so that was pretty groundbreaking.
In other news, my landlady callously (and rather unfairly given that we live at the last stop on the metro line and a 15min walk from the station) raised our rent, so we're hoping to move after summer vacation - hopefully closer to the center.
Our academic year at school is nearly finished, which is exciting though also sad as many friends have left or are planning to leave Moscow. Warm farewells and hugs to everyone as they begin new journeys, which goes for those of you back at home and scattered across the globe as well. As for me, I'll be here...for now.