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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  • Is Russia safe for Americans? 1 day ago I really love you internet people. I do. You read the words that I write and sometimes write words in reply. It’s awesome. BUT. You knew there was a but coming, right? In the past week alone I’ve received SIX e-mails asking variations on the same question: Is Russia safe for Americans? Over the...
  • First Anniversary 4 days ago We started dating in May – during those half-chilly, half-warm days when some of the babushki are still wearing winter coats and the others are already pulling on brightly-colored spring coats. When we weren’t bunched together on the kitchen’s windowsill in my Moscow apartment, downing two...
  • Dating a Russian woman: myth or fact? 1 week ago Disclaimer: YES, I am aware that everyone is different and I’m sure you have a Russian girlfriend/wife/sister/friend who is totally not like this. I do too – I get it. This is a purely snarky look at the common stereotypes people have about dating a Russian woman. It’s impossible to talk...
  • Christmas gifts from Russia, with love 1 week ago I love getting gifts from around the world. I don’t even mind if I’ve never been to the place that souvenir came from – I enjoy the little mementos of far-away life for the little spark of adventure they bring into my every day. I hope you (or the people around you) feel the same way as I...
  • Why You'll Fail As An Expat 1 week ago As an expat who’s made living abroad a big part of my online brand, I feel that I should always try to be as objective as possible about my life. This means no overly-flowery descriptions of how awesome and perfect life is. This also means no constant doom and gloom. I count myself successful on...

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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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