SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 3

SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 3

Featured image: View of the Moscow skyline from the lookout point at Zaryadye Park. Vsem privet! (Hi everyone!) Spring is in full bloom here in Moscow (and I’ve got the hay fever to show for it). Just a few weeks ago I still had to bundle up in a coat, scarf, and boots, and now I’m in dresses, skirts, and shorts. The weather here can be unpredictable—a bit like Poughkeepsie weather—since it can jump from under 50℉ up to 75℉…

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SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 2

SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 2

Featured image: Part of the Rostov Kremlin in Veliky Rostov, where I traveled to a few weeks ago. Stage two of my study abroad journey: welcome to culture shock! From everything I’ve read about the stages of study abroad, I can tell I’ve reached the point (which occurs around a month in) where the rose-colored glasses have slid down my nose, and I’m starting to notice cultural differences about Russia that I hadn’t until now. Learning a foreign language is…

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SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 1

SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 1

Featured image: The chuchula (scarecrow) of the Maslenitsa celebration near Red Square, is usually burned to signify the end of winter and rebirth of spring. Privet! I’ve been in Moscow, Russia for just about a month now, and so far it’s been a whirlwind of new people, new words, and new sights. Before I left, I worried a lot about the semester ahead and constantly asked myself if I had made the right decision by staying abroad for the spring. At Moscow…

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