Tag: expats

  • Two Years Later – Interview with Naz

    Two Years Later – Interview with Naz

    A bit over two years ago I did an expat interview with Naz, just before she left for China.  Well, here we are back in Russia, and here’s a new video: Also, this post’s featured image—not what I was looking for, but so full of ‘wtf’ that I couldn’t resist.

  • Lolly, Naz and juggling.

    Lolly, Naz and juggling.

    It was Naz’ last night in Russia last night, and we were sitting in a bar when she turned to me and asked in all seriousness, “Have you ever been given bullets by a student?”.  Apparently she has, multiple times.  Oh, Russia.  I think my friend Lana put it best when she said that we…

  • Camera-shy: Justin in Russia

    Camera-shy: Justin in Russia

    Yesss!!  Another willing victim 🙂  I spoke with Justin after class today, and while sadly he didn’t saying anything truly outrageous until after the camera was off, he’s given some insight into the Russian night-life, dating in Russia, cops, doors, and not speaking Russian at the metro station.  Enjoy! Also, if anyone’s interested, there’s an article…

  • Michael in Russia (and breaking contracts)

    Michael in Russia (and breaking contracts)

    Just a quick one (well, from a ‘writing’ point of view anyway!).  I did a video with Michael, who I work with, before class today.  He’s been here a lot longer than Les or I, so has a few different perspectives (though doesn’t seem any less jaded!).  I’ve also included a video from the one…

  • Les and the Soviet Apartment

    Les and the Soviet Apartment

    In a fantastic demonstration of my punctuality, I’ve finally been back to Les’ flat to take some photos.  I may have promised to do it on ‘the weekend’ last October… As it turns out, the space was too small for me to be able to manage photos very easily, so instead, we did a video.…