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njs7t3



Joined: 30 Aug 2012
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Location: Moscow, Russia

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: And counting... Reply with quote

I leave for the Motherland in ten days! Shocked
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expatella_girl



Joined: 31 Oct 2004
Posts: 218
Location: somewhere out there

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh, the first of November. Just in time for winter!

You're going to Moscow, yes? Have any idea where your digs are?
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njs7t3



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Moscow. No idea as of yet just where in Moscow I'll be living.
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njs7t3



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more days until I fly. I'm excited about the move, and terrified about starting teaching. Think happy thoughts...
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expatella_girl



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although you haven't made any mention of it, I'm assuming you don't speak Russian.

Do yourself a favor and get your school to connect you with some basic Russian lessons ASAP.

There is all but no English in Russia. To survive in Russia for any length of time and with any kind of pleasure and satisfaction, you must absolutely speak at least some small conversational Russian. Fast.

Three days. Good luck to you.

--stay away from the hookers
--eat your soup
--go to the theatres
--learn to love mittens
--always carry kleenxes in your pocket

It's good.
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njs7t3



Joined: 30 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been doing the Pimsleur course for about a month. So I've got some basics.
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njs7t3



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...I made it.
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Moscow! Now, you can relax. Breathe in the freedom of the Socialist Paradise!
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njs7t3



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Sasha. I don't yet know you, but I love you man. Smile
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone does. And if they didn't, they'd soon learn to...
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Grenouille



Joined: 01 Oct 2006
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Location: Moscow

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

njs7t3 wrote:
Oh Sasha. I don't yet know you, but I love you man. Smile


We all love Sasha, some of us just don't like to admit to it in public.
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