Monthly Archives: November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Living abroad makes you deeply appreciative of the United States. In spite of America’s shortcomings, we are a nation deeply embedded in the ideals of liberty, charity, and community. It is great to be part of a country where people … Continue reading

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A Palatial Brunch

Michael and I are fortunate to do lots of traveling, but overall we are pretty frugal. We stay in cheaper end hotels and rarely do extravagant activities. However, Sunday in Moscow was an exception. Many of my friends have raved … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall and Mexican Food

Berlin is a fascinating city. I have vague memories of the Berlin Wall falling when I was in grade school, but didn’t understand the significance of it at the time. Everywhere you look the city is bursting with history. One … Continue reading

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Jewish Berlin

I have always been hesitant about going to Germany. The history of the Holocaust never made it an ideal travel destination in my mind. But last month, Michael had a conference in Germany and I tagged along. I surprisingly enjoyed … Continue reading

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Ice Hockey Game

I received a comment on my last blog that it seems like I don’t spend much time in Russia. I do – I just blog more about my travels than every day experiences here. In that light, I will share … Continue reading

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Scones and the NFL

The first sign I knew I was not in Russia anymore was when the passport control officer smiled and me and chatted me up. The second sign I knew I was not in Russia anymore was when someone accidentally bumped … Continue reading

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