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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  • The best way to ruin a vacation 3 days ago The Russky noticed three missed calls on his phone after we dove into a warm cathedral, our teeth stopped chattering quite so loudly, and our fingers worked enough to pull electronics out of our pockets. Because we’re both bums who haven’t paid our phone bill this month, we were forced to find...
  • Travel Dreaming: Spain 1 week ago When I posted about all the resources for learning Russian, I felt a little twinge of regret. After traveling through Central America last year, I realized just how terrible my Spanish had gotten. Necesitamos una… um… habitacion was enough of a shameful struggle to me after years of...
  • A Quick Escape + Relokate 1 week ago In the midst of finishing up my Moscow guidebook, finishing other side projects with looming deadlines, and doing magazine stuff, I’ve become a bit of a zombie, sitting in front of a screen 24/7. Countless cups of coffee have gone cold beside me as I write, rewrite, edit, and e-mail until my...
  • How to learn Russian online 1 week ago I’m not going to lie: learning Russian is a horrible, torturous process; although, as the snotty Arabic language learners at my college always liked to point out, it only takes an average 44 weeks or 1,100 hours to become proficient in Russian while it’s double for Chinese, Arabic, and...
  • Why Moving Abroad Was the Best Decision Ever 2 weeks ago While the cool thing in the online world is traveling non-stop on 8,000 consecutive RTW trips, I just can’t get behind the trend. I attempted my own long-term travel adventure and called it quits after three months, realizing the constant movement wasn’t for me. So sorry travel blogs, but I...

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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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