Russian Ice Cream Is the Greatest Thing Ever

Thursday, September 4, 2008

So this is the first time I've had a chance to sit down and type since we've started our classes. This week we have only had our Russian language classes but we are starting our electives Monday. We have Russian Mon-Thursday from 10-11:30 then again 11:45-1:15 and then on Friday from 10-11:30. Yeah… that means three hours a day. Everyday. I'm not sure what time our elective will be at but I'm pretty sure they are only one day a week. I have two Russian teachers, Tatiana Ivanovna and Kscenia (don't know her last name). It's nice having two teachers because one may say something the other forgot and vice versa.
Winter Palace

Yesterday after class we took a tour of the Hermitage. Most of the museum is located in The Winter Palace which was the winter home for many of the Tsars. It was beautiful. Everything was cover in gold and the rooms were the size of my entire house. We got to see works by Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Monet, and a bunch of other really famous artists that I of course cannot remember right now. Following our tour we had another exciting trip on the Metro. A few of us went grocery shopping because we've been starving for two days after they stopped feeding us. I had a really bad headache but a ton of homework to do. I'm reading Wuthering Heights right now (because of lack of internet) and I really like it. Sadly my head hurt too much last night to read much so I went to bed shortly after finishing my work.

Our internet was supposed to be up last night but for some reason a lot of us are not able to get on. I don’t know what is happening to it but it's driving me crazy. No one can seem to help me.

Tonight we are going on a "Jazz Boat". I believe its just going to be a tour of the city from the water. It should be nice.

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