Polly Heath

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Polly Heath
A blog about a long-term American expat living in Moscow. A focus on teaching English, photography, and food!
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  • What to do in Berryville: My Neighbor and Me 5 days ago This is a pre-scheduled post while the Russky and I are gallivanting across Armenia. Don’t forget to check out our quick-fire impressions of Yerevan over on the blog. For this post we’re heading back over the Atlantic to an amazing little shop in my hometown of Berryville, Virginia. A Russian...
  • Moscow Day of the City: In Photos 5 days ago We arrived in Yerevan yesterday and, despite some travel-induced sniffles, the Russky and I feel pretty good and ready to explore the city. We’re planning to do a big touristy tour today to get the lay of the land and then plan our Like a Local adventures further. This space likely won’t have...
  • Creating the Perfect Expat ™ 1 week ago As evidenced above, I’m obviously the perfect expat as I fit myself seamlessly into any new environment. As someone who straddles the line of being a loner but conditioned to be relatively social, I feel like I’ve been quite lucky in terms of my expat experience. I’ve heard of and seen plenty...
  • Writing the Guidebook: On my Desk 1 week ago (My desk will never be that zen – photo credit: Kevin_Morris) As I wrote about before, I’m in the process of writing a Moscow guidebook. It sounds pretty exciting but unfortunately it’s mostly a lot of trolling websites and sitting in front of a desk, with occasional wanders through Moscow...
  • 10 Reasons You Should Travel Before Marriage [ugh] 1 week ago I read this post yesterday about why you should travel before marriage. I kind of just had to laugh. I mean I know that writers are often tasked with condensing posts to list-form (sentence + gif) which can remove nuance from an otherwise useful argument, but… I’m not sure a well-written, GIF...

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  • Tough Love: 5 Tips to Enjoy Expat Life After the Honeymoon Period Expat Culture Shock Every great adventure starts with the giddy honeymoon period. You know, that magical time when everything you say is punctuated by exclamation marks: oh my god! This is so exciting! It's all so new! I'm having the best time ever! How long this phase...
  • Future ESL Teachers Beware! (or, The Worst Teaching Day Ever) Education and International Schools I watch wearily as one of the many Svetlanas reaches into her Chanel purse, touches up her MAC lipstick (Russian Red, obviously), all while typing apathetically on her iPhone. It's 8:30 AM and I'm already questioning my sanity. I've been teaching...

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Pecora Nera
13:18 PM April 22, 2013

I love Polly's blog. It is funny and informative. Go and have a look.

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