7 nov. 2013

Mission: Russian summer 3

Hi again!
I'm trying to update more frequently these days because next week I'm going to be on a spacejournay that's going to take all of my time >_<
Anyway, our days in Moscow finally came to an end and our real trip really began! Our actual destination was Voronezh, so more Angela's friends came to our hotel (bye-bye, morning crows!) and we went together to the train station, making a stop by the way to buy some food for the trip.

(Sorry if my face looks a little strange, but I'm actually a bit afraid of heights and bridges.... Also, worst outfit every, but I wanted to be comfy during our 7+hours train trip)

This was my second long trip on a train and I enjoyed it a lot! We travelled during the day, so we could see the beautiful russian forests along the trails. I was amazed by everything I saw, it was like a whole different planet!
We arrived to Voronezh late at night and Sveta came to pick us up at the station and take us to the place where we were going to stay.
Honestly, when we got this scholarship, nobody told us what to expect. We didn't know where we were going to stay, how many hours we would study, etc. We didn't know ANYTHING at all. So it was a great surprise to have a bedroom each (mine was actually for two people! It was so big!) and our own kitchen, toilet and bathroom (we heard terrifying stories about shared bathrooms in dormitories in Russia).
And our surprise was even bigger when we were told that we were going to get extra money!!! I didn't even need to change mine during our stay.

The next day our teacher met us and showed us the city. And our first impression of it was... BUSES! Yeah, you're not mistaken. Buses really caught our attention because they were... old. Really, really old. Like from 20 years ago? XD It was really strange for us because we're used to "new" buses (at least, not SO old). There were even signs written in Swedish or something like that and we didn't really understand why they were there. Voronezh is not near Sweden at all o_o

(Of course, in Russia there are Lenin statues every 20mts XD)

(And in front of them, as many Pushkin statues, which is even more hilarious)

(We had to memorize one of his poems, and I remember it even now x_x)

(I don't know how I managed to get two pictures of the street so empty...)

(Yes, me + random animals. Well, actually, the dog isn't so random, but anyway....)

At this point we sat down for a while because we were really tired, so we started to spoke a bit with our teacher (in Russian, of course x3). I still think my Russian isn't so good, but I managed to survive the whole month!

I'll update again with more pictures, I don't want to spam you all at once >_>U

See you soon! <3

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