3 weeks and 3 days after initial touchdown in Rostov-on-Don city, Russia, and I'm still alive! Privyet, moy tovarishies!
It was tough adapting to life over here at first, what with the:
-Gritty dormitory conditions (intense toilets, beds that double as possible cockroach and bedbug nests, shared shower rooms (okay, not a bad thing, but it's strange at first, huehue)
-Surprisingly cold weather (I had to take the full impact of a negative eleven, I still get iches. Any advice on fixing this irritating (ha) problem? :"D )
-And of course, language barrier! Izviniyte, ya nye ochen magu gavarit' pa-russki. Mozhno vy gavarit' medlenna?
But all's quite good now, we've learned to abandon eating in cheap fast-food restos and cook with our own ingredients, and get along well with the hostel residents.
I, along with 20 other colleagues from Kalimantan, Indonesia, are now taking language/preparatory classes at Don State Technical University, in which we've already entered our 3rd day. So far it's smooth sailing, albeit with a lot of writing, napishite, I hope it will be a good 8 months. And that I'll survive.
I'm using my friend's laptop and wifi as I'm typing this, so I think I'll end it here; I'll try finding my own connection soon. Even if I have to pay 500 rubles a month for it. Because I frigging miss the internet, this site, and you guys.
That's all for now, have a nice day friends! And keep arts-ing!