Friday, August 31, 2012

8/31 - Strike!!!

So this is my first official blog post abroad, I'm currently on a layover that has gone crazy. I landed at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany at 5:45AM, and we're still here. It's 6PM on the same day - I just want to go to Moscow! Long story short, my airline (Lufthansa) is experiencing a flight attendant strike, which as resulted in a slew of delays and flight cancellations. We've already had to cancel three flights, I've boarded a plane and a bus only to be kicked off due to another cancellation. The only salvation here is the German beer, and some European food. They even sell beer at McDonald's here!

I may end up staying the night, and at least that will cure some of the anxiety from my jet-lag. 

Wilkommen to Deutschland!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome to my blog! I'll be updating this blog every week or so about the events and sites I see in Mother Russia. I'll keep this post short, but I'm leaving from Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. at 3:05pm on Thursday, August 30. Upon my arrival to Moscow, I'll be residing with a host family near the Yugo-Zapadna (South-western) Metro Station. I'll be enrolled in classes at the International University in Moscow (founded by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President George H.W. Bush in 1991). Wish me luck as I embark on one of the greatest adventures of my life thus far!

Also, a shout-out to my former roommate and SigEp brother, Robert Pines, for helping me design this webpage!