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Recommended Expat Blogs: Moscow
Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Moscow:
Life in Moscow is totally different life back home, although I have not lived in my home country for some time. Moscow is big, expensive and congested with traffic. I had some culture shock that I have mentioned in my blog and it took me about a year to get used to living in Moscow.
I would encourage anyone to ask as many questions as possible, until they are clear about what they are moving into. Do not be embarrassed by your questions, or let someone else try to make you feel embarrassed. No question is dumb when you’re thinking about moving 5,000 miles from home.
Learn Cyrillic! - I was lucky enough that I had some time to teach myself the Russian alphabet and some basic phrases before I arrived. It really helped me to find my way around in the beginning, especially on the metro.
Learn more Russian, it’s amazing how warm Russians become as they laugh at you try and spit out some of their language in a northern accent with ‘mate’ on the end.
In Russia, and more potently in Moscow, let your mind jump to the obvious logic path, and then ignore it. There is one simple rule, if it makes sense, it will not happen. Planning for the unexpected is unnecessary toil, just go with the flow.
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