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EXPAT LIFE IN THE USA. FIVE THINGS I MISS ABOUT THE STATES


No country is perfect. Everyday I find this statement more true than ever. I miss some things about living the expat life in the USA, but I also appreciate cultural differences, so whenever I start fantasizing about how great New York was or find myself complaining about Russia, I try to step back and remind myself that there was a reason why…

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WHY I LEFT NEW YORK OR THE DARK SIDE OF EXPAT LIFE


“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then… we return home.” (Aboriginal proverb).  Ever since I came back from New York one question keeps coming up in all conversations – “Why did you leave New York?”. People would sometimes elaborate by saying…

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Russia

AMERICAN vs. RUSSIAN CONVERSATIONS


The ability to hold conversation is, apparently, one of the skills Americans value most in their everyday lives. Certainly, if you can pick up any topic and easily build up on it increases your chances to establish strong connection with a person. But is this skill really worth all the buzz? Especially when you keep moving between the continents? After coming…

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5 THINGS YOU LEARN AFTER MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY


“Travel changes you, As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain I just came to realization that the person I was 2 years ago is very different from who I am now. I am…

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