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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  • Moscow Flashback: Tsaritsyno Estate 14 hours ago Welcome to Tsaritsyno Park – by far my favorite out of all the tsarist estates in Moscow thanks to its spacious grounds, over-the-top architecture, and hidden treasures throughout the park. The perfect place to wander around no matter the season, Tsaritsyno is one of my go-to areas whenever I...
  • What Happens After Travel 4 days ago Several thrift store purchases lie strewn on the bed. A cat chatters to the birds flitting around outside the window. Our fridge is pretty full – and not just with mimosa and snack ingredients. I’m starting a new job soon which, while part time, is much heavier than anything I’ve done so far....
  • Required Reading [USA] 6 days ago It’s been a long week for me. Not only was I sitting in classes for eight and a half hours, but I was hearing horror stories, learning non-aggressive restraint holds, and even protecting myself with a pad as a 250+ pound man came at me, kicking, hitting, and screaming. Not exactly my typical...
  • 5 Must-Visit NOVA Farmers Markets 1 week ago One thing I really love about my body is its inherent ability to wake up early. No matter whether I’ve got a job that requires an early morning or not, I’m up and ready to go, hands wrapped around a mug of coffee, long before others might be. In Moscow, that habit was practically...
  • That Time I Saw a Less Famous Jonas Brother 2 weeks ago For as long as I can remember, we all ripped April from our calendars and a palpable feeling of excitement would sweep through the town. The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival had arrived. Held the first weekend of May in Winchester, Virginia, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was first...

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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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