VACATION! Paris: Dreamy and Disneyland

When I was 8 years old, I wrote in my journal that my biggest wish was to visit Paris. So it was really cool to be able to go see the place I've been dreaming of going to for almost my entire life. We got to take the train from London to Paris, which I…

VACATION! London: Rain and Royalty

This post is a continuation of our vacation saga. The second city on our trip. My favorite city we visited overall. So let's just dive right in. We arrived in London in the morning, went and dropped off our bags at the hostel, and then went out to explore the city. Our first stop was…

VACATION! Prague: Hiking and Art

Alright so I decided to write about each city we went to on our vacation in separate posts so that it's not one huge gigantic post. So you can choose to read about whichever city you're most interested in (Prague, London, Paris, or Amsterdam) or read all of them if you want to. On Sunday…

Week 12 & 13: A Few Adventures

Not a whole lot happened in the weeks leading up to vacation. Also, I've been on vacation for the past almost two weeks so that's why the blog hasn't been updated in a while. Sorry about it. One Saturday a few of us went to a summer palace thing outside of the city of Moscow…

Week 11: Good Friends=Good Life

It's taken me a while to work up the energy to write this blog post because we're getting so close to long vacation now, and everything that's happening leading up to it just seems lame considering I'll be in the more touristy part of Europe soon seeing and doing new things. However, I did say…

Week 10: Here Comes the Sun

Nothing exciting or eventful happened while I was teaching this week, really. So, I'm going to skip right forward and tell you all about my weekend because that was fun. On Friday night after we got done teaching, the other two teachers who teach at my school and I decided to go out and do something since…

Week 9: I’m Still Alive

I started my week off right with one of my students literally eating the googly eyes that I glued onto her paper. So I told her to take it out of her mouth and not to eat googly eyes or glue because it would make her sick. And then I made sure to make barfing…

Week 7: The Start of the Long Stretch

Nothing ultra crazy or fabulous happened this week, so I'm afraid this post is not going to be very long. But, since I promised a weekly update on the blog while I'm living here in Russia, I'm going to keep doing my best to fulfill that promise. Coming home from vacation on Sunday was honestly…

Week 6: Auschwitz (or, Poland Part Two)

Ever since I learned about the Holocaust, it's always been a goal of mine to visit Auschwitz and see where a lot of it took place. This past weekend, I accomplished that goal, and after years of imagining what it would be like to step into one of the darkest parts of history, nothing ever…